GODWIN OFFIONO ADDRESSES OGOJA/YALA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY

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HON. GODWIN OFFIONO’S ONE YEAR SCORECARD AS A FIRST TIME HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMBER, REPRESENTING OGOJA/YALA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY.

LEGISLATION/PROJECTS/INTERVENTIONS & EMPOWERMENT, IN ONE YEAR.

LEGISLATION

Motions:

1- Motion on the need to stop excess charges and illegal deductions by commercial banks in Nigeria.

2- Motion on the need to rehabilitate the Bekwarra-Ogoja-Ikom-Calabar Federal Highway in Cross River State.

3 -co-sponsored a motion on the demarcation and ceding of Danare and Biajua communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State of Nigeria through pillar 113A to the Republic of Cameroon.

Bills:

1. Bill for an Act to establish the School of Mines and Geological Studies Yala, Cross River State, 2023 (HB. 231) – First Reading.

2. Bill for an Act to establish Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, 2023 (HB. 232) – first reading.

PROJECTS

1- Construction of Solar Powered Borehole at Wanudu, Ijiraga, Yala LGA, through Personal funding.

2- Construction of Solar Powered borehole In Olachor, Okpoma, Yala LGA, through the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBDA)

3- Rehabilitation of Borehole at Yahe Motor park, Yala LGA, through Personal funding.

4- Provision of Sporting equipments (Table Tennis Boards), to 10 selected schools within Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency.

5- Installation of solar street lights in Okuku, Abakpa-Junction, Gabu, Yache, Yahe, Wanihem, Mbube, Nkum-Iborr, Ekajuj 2, Okpoma wards of Ogoja and Yala LGAs.

6- Grading and expansion of streets in Ogoja/Yala federal constituency: Ezekwe market, Uchu village, Abuja village, Ogbada village in Ezekwe community.

Igede village, Ibila, Kampala village, Ohadahame, Eheha down to Anyugbe in Igede community.

Mike-Centee Street in Okuku-Yala, Ijegu Street in Imaje-Yala, Okuku/Old Gboko Road, Okuku in Yala, Klinicapp Street in Imaje, Echumofana in Yala; Assemblies of God Street in Agiga-Ogoja, Kaduna Street in Igoli-Ogoja, Christian Foundation Street in Agiga-Ogoja, and Stadium Road in Igoli-Ogoja.

7- Construction of motorized borehole in Igede, Yala LGA.

8- Construction of solar powered borehole in Mbube, Ogoja LGA.

9- Facilitates construction of a divisional Police station, Officers quarters, 150mm Borehole with 8000 litres overhead tank, 5.5kva generating set/generator House and linear meter block work fence at Okpoma, Yala LGA, Cross River State.

EMPOWERMENT

1- Empowerment of Selected women from the 24 wards of Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency with standard Mechanized Grinding Machines, through Personal funding.

2- Cash Support to selected women from the 24 Wards of Ogoja/Yala for business start up, through personal funding.

3- facilitation of Mechanized farming training and empowerment for Women & Youths in Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency

4- Distribution of fertilizers to farmers in Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency

5- Facilitation of skill acquisition training; where some constituents were empowered with laptops at the end of training.

6- Through his NGO, (G&S Offiono) foundation, Hon. Offiono empowers 12 farmers with N3 million micro Agro grant, as a pilot grant.

INTERVENTIONS

Aside from reaching out to various community leaders and security agencies in an effort towards restoring Peace during crisis in various areas within the Federal constituency, the Lawmaker also embarked on the following:

Donation of three million naira (₦3m) for new yam festival celebrations in the Constituency, in August, 2023.

Distribution of relief materials, Cash and Food items to victims of communal crisis in Ijiegu-Yache, Yala LGA

Distribution of palliatives to victims of communal crisis in Igbekurikor, Yala LGA.

Distribution of palliatives to victims of communal crisis in Ugaga, Yala LGA

Payment of hospital bills for victims of communal crisis in Benekaba and Ujama communities of Ukelle, Yala LGA.

Payment of Okpoma General Hospital, Adhoc staff Salary from June 2023 till date.

Distribution of 700 bags of rice and thirty-five million naira (₦35m) to various categories of Constituents in the Constituency for Christmas and New Year celebrations, in December, 2023.

Rented new accommodation (16 rooms apartment) for 32 victims of fire outbreak at Glado street, Okuku-Yala alongside provision of relief materials to the victims.

Visited the Leprosy Hospital, Monaiya, Ogoja LGA with cash and food items.

Hon. Offiono on 4th June, 2024 launched his foundation (G & S Offiono) to continue to assist in agriculture, education, humanitarian services, security, and peace building, adding to the earlier launched Offiono Stars Football Club, nurturing talents in the sports sector.

The lawmaker has also embarked on numerous Welfare activities/gestures during the period under review, including cash support for celebrations, cash gift to Stakeholders, Youths, women, etc.