***reels out legislative dividends

The Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Isah Jibrin (Echocho), has declared to take another shot at the senate, under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC).

His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mikail Ibrahim quoted the senator to have made the declaration on Monday at an event that was attended by the party Elders Advisory Council, State Executive, Zonal Chairman, Divisional party chairmen across the 9 (nine) LGAs, stakeholders, and the party members at Ejule, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Echocho in the statement said, his decision to re-contest, is to continue to provide meaningful leadership for the people of Kogi East Senatorial district.

“My intention to run for the second term come 2023 is to continue to bring more infrastructure development to our people,” he said.

While thanking his constituents for their support, he promised to step up in all ramifications to deliver more democratic dividends on his return.

Echocho thanked His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello for giving him the mandate to represent the people of Kogi East at the Senate of the National Assembly, assured that he will not disappoint in loyalty service delivery.
Echocho used the opportunity to highlight his stewardship since assumption in the red chamber as senator.

Project Executed in his senatorial district he listed to include,

  1. Reactivation of Acharu Oil Mill Plant in Egume;
  2. Construction of Rice Milling Plant in Ejule-Ojebe;
  3. Construction of 33 (thirty three) Boreholes across the 9 (Nine) LGAs;
  4. Construction of 3 (three) blocks of classrooms in 3 (three) schools;
  5. Construction of 3 (three) Health centres in 3 (three) different locations;
  6. Construction of 2 (two) feeder roads
  7. Construction of Skill Acquisition centre, at Anyigba;
  8. Rural Electrification with transformers in 5 (five) towns in Ankpa and Omala LGAs;
  9. Distribution of 13 (thirteen) tractors to the 9 (nine) LGAs;
  10. Distribution of various farming equipments such as harvesters, sprayers, peelers, thresher and hand carrier motorized weeder to 9 (nine) LGAs
  11. Installation of 230 (two hundred and thirty) Solar Lights in various communities;
  12. Provision of drugs and medical equipment to various health centres in the 9 (nine) LGAs;
  13. Reactivation of Kogi State University Bakery, and provision of a delivery bus to the school.

Empowerment facilitated across the 9 (nine) LGAs:

  1. Distribution of Keke napep and Motorcycles across the 9 (nine) LGAs;
  2. Distribution of Grinding Machines;
  3. Distribution of Sewing Machines;
  4. Distribution of Hair Dressing equipment;
  5. Distribution of Baking Kits;
  6. Distribution of Phone repair Kits;
  7. Distribution of Generators;
  8. Training and Cash grants in various entrepreneurial skills, ranging from N20,000 to N100,000 across the 9 (nine) LGAs;

Employment Facilitated:

  1. Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS);
  2. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC);
  3. Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC);
  4. Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC);
  5. Federal Fire Service;
  6. Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency;
  7. Nigeria Correctional Service. Among others.

He used the occasion to highlight some projects captured into the 2022 budget for maximum benefit of his constituents, to include

  1. Construction of Rice Milling Plant in Abejukolo;
  2. Construction of Cashew Processing Plant in Ogbabo Udachi;
  3. Construction of Cassava Processing Plant in Ankpa;
  4. Continuation of On-going Construction of 2 (two) feeder roads;
  5. Construction of 2 (two) new feeder roads;
  6. Installation of Solar light at Various locations (800 points);
  7. Installation of Transformers in various communities;
  8. Supply of Educational materials to various schools;
  9. Construction of Boreholes;
  10. Construction of Blocks of classrooms;
  11. Construction of mini Cashew Processing Plant in Kogi State University;
  12. Construction of Town hall!
  13. Construction of modern market. Adding that he will improve on his entrepreneurship training and grants to youths and women, subsequently.

He mentioned bills and motions sponsored as follows;

  1. Bill for the Establishment of Federal Eye Centre, Ochadamu;
  2. Bill for the Establishment of Orthopedic Hospital in Dekina;
  3. Bill for the upgrade of College of Education, Ankpa to Federal University of Education;
  4. Bill for the Establishment of the Nigerian Cashew Crop Processing Agency;
  5. Bill for the Establishment of the Nigerian Capital Market Development Fund; etc.


  1. Motion for the Rehabilitation of Shintaku, Anyigba road;
  2. Motion for the immediate completion of Abadigba power project at Egume;
  3. Motion for the Rehabilitation of Itobe-Ajaokuta road;
  4. Motion for the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and other relevant organization to provide aid for the displaced persons in communities in Bassa LGA;
  5. Motion for the completion of the Junior Girls Model Secondary School, Odu-Okpiyegede;
  6. Motion for the completion and Take-Off of the Federal Government Aquaculture Project at Idah;
  7. Motion for the Expeditious completion of Rail Line From Ajaokuta in Kogi State to Otukpo in Benue State;
  8. Motion for the Rehabilitation of Communities affected by communal Clashes in Bassa LGA;
  9. Motion for the Rehabilitation of Communities affected by rainstorm in Olamaboro

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