Highlights

WHAT DID ABE DO AS A FIRST TERM SENATOR?

Kennedy Friday provides answers. Below is a summary.

FOOTPRINTS OF SENATOR MAGNUS ABE
• Youth skills acquisition program in the following communities: Bera 20, Kwawa 12, Andoni 21, Eleme 30, Boue 3, Biara 7 and Gwara 10.
• Rehabilitation of an Industrial Borehole with 27KVA Generator covering 5 communities in Ahoada East LGA.
• Sunk a Water Borehole in Kaani II, Khana LGA with a Generator
• Sunk a Water Borehole in Duburo Community, Khana LGA with a generator.
• Sunk a Water Borehole in Oyorokotor Community in Andoni LGA with a generator.
• Provided a Water Borehole with a generator in Kira Community, Tai LGA.
• Sunk a Water Borehole with a generator to Olukanam Community, Andoni LGA.
• Sunk Water Borehole with a generator in Bera Community, Gokana LGA.
• Provided a Water Borehole with a generator in Giokoo Community, Gokana LGA.
• Sunk a Water Borehole with a generator to Nchia Market traders, Alode in Eleme LGA.
• Sunk Water Borehole with a generator in Oyigbo LGA.
• Provided a Water Borehole with a generator in Baen Community, Khana LGA.
• Sunk Water Borehole with a generator to Sogo Community, Khana LGA.
• Provided an electrification project in Kaa Community, Khana LGA.
• Rehabilitated electricity project in Gwara Community, Khana LGA.
• Extended electricity project to the following Communities in Khana LGA: Luubara, Gure, Eweh, Pue, Duburo, Zaakpon, Sii, Kabangha, Luumene Bangha, Luegbo Beeri Bangha, Luere Beeri, Nyokuru, Bianu, Luuwa, Nyogor Lueku, Korokoro Lueku, Lueku Bangha, Koro Bangha, Kere Bangha, Nyobe Bangha and Bionu Bangha at the cost of N21,000,000.00.
• Paid electricity bill of N7,000,000.00 owed by communities in Khana LGA.
• Procured and distributed Transformers to the following communities: Bera and Deeyor, Gokana LGA; Nkoro Community, Opobo/Nkoro LGA; Kpite, Tai LGA andMgboji, Oyigbo LGA.
• Presently linking Ajakajak Community in Andoni to the national grid with two high tension tower’s line and installation of 500kva transformer for the electrification of the community.
• Reconstruction and completion of Biara Community Town Hall, Gokana LGA.
• Construction of a 3 bedroom apartment for a less privileged woman in Deeyor Community, Gokana LGA.
• Donated in support of the construction of the Palace of the Paramount Ruler of Deeyor Community, Gokana LGA.
• Rehabilitated Kono waterside Jetty for use by the people of Opobo/Nkoro, Andoni and neighbouring Ikot-Abasi, Akwa-Ibom State.
• Graded a 10km access road from East-West expressway to Kaani II, Khana LGA.
• Graded access road in Kono Community, Khana LGA
• Constructed a major culvert in Kono Community, Khana LGA
• Constructed a footbridge in K-Dere, Gokana LGA.
• Built a state of the art secretariat for National Union of Ogoni Students with computers and generator etc.
• Provided relief materials to the people of Oronija Community, Andoni LGA.
• Provided 50 midgets (micro tape recorders) to journalists from the 7 LGAs that make up the Rivers South-East Senatorial District.
• Renovated a Jetty and a bus stop in Kaa Community, Khana LGA.
• Sponsored free eye testing and correction for school children in the senatorial zone.
• Led HIV/AIDs awareness campaign in Gokana LGA
• Led a special sanitation exercise in Bera Community, Gokana LGA
• Provided 24 sewing machines to Eweh community, Khana LGAand another 15 yet to be distributed.
• Provided fishing gears to Oyorokoto fishing port, Andoni LGA.
• Donated motorcycle to 51 beneficiaries under his free transport scheme, Gokana LGA and 30 in Oyigbo LGA.
• Donated 19 motorcycle to the 19 wards in Khana LGA
• Supported 50 market women in Oyigbo with N2,000,000.00 for small scale business.
• Donated 1,100 wrappers to women of Opobo/Nkoro LGA.
• Donated 1,900 wrappers to women in the 19 wards of Khana LGA.
• Donated 1,700 wrappers to women of Gokana LGA
• Donated 1,000 wrappers to women of Eleme LGA
• Donated 1,000 wrappers to women of Tai LGA
• Donated 1,100 wrappers to women of Andoni LGA
• Donated 1,000 wrappers to women of Oyigbo LGA.
• Donated 17 ladies motorcycle to the 17 ward women leaders in Gokana LGA.
• Empowerment of 100 women in Bori.
• Contributed towards the enthronement of peace in several communities across the Senatorial zone.
• Financial support to non-indigenes in Rivers State.
• Donated 1,000 wrappers to female non-indigenes in Rivers State.
• Donated a brand new bus to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Gokana chapter.
• Supported evangelistic activities in Bori and Degema
• Fixing of tiles in The Apostolic Church Auditorium, Bera, Gokana LGA.
• Construction of Primary School at Rumusoya Community, Oyigbo LGA.
• Construction of Primary School in Sogho Community, Khana LGA.
• Construction of State-of-the-art laboratory block for the Department of Anatomy, University of Port Harcourt.
• Construction of an Administrative Block for the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
Facilitated the implementation of the following MDG projects in the Senatorial District, presently at 68% completion.
• Computer centre/accessories/furniture at Kpite, Tai LGA.
• Computer centre/accessories/furniture at Ngo, Andoni LGA
• Computer centre/accessories/furniture at Nonwa, Tai LGA
• Solar borehole/accessories at Obure Egberu, Oyigbo LGA.
• Solar borehole/accessories at Kwawa, Khana LGA.
Through his Education Support Initiative, he provided support for 120 students from the Senatorial District through Law School in the last four years, 30 students for each year.
As constituency project, he nominated the construction a state-of-the-art laboratory block for the department of anatomy in Uniport.
As part of Constituency project, he nominated the construction of two Model Secondary Schools in Sogho, Khana LGA and Iwoma Estate in Umuosoya, Oyigbo LGA.
As part of his constituency project, he nominated the construction of an administrative block in his Alma Mater, University of Science and Technology.
He Sponsored 10 girl child at the cost of N3Million annually in the St. Martins De Porres Girls College, Ubima, Ikwerre LGA.
He procured JAMB forms for over 1200 candidates of his Senatorial District in the last four years.
Through his  Final Year Support Scheme, he Assisted 900 final year students with with fees and project support.
He Provided scholarship to 9 Journalists of his Senatorial District, covering their Post-graduate and Higher diploma programs in Journalism.
He awarded a Scholarship worth N100,000.00 each to 159 students of his senatorial district to study in higher institutions.
He provided monthly stipends to student leaders of his senatorial district.
He Sponsored the training of graduates at the Workmanship Training and Technical Centre of RSSDA.
He donated computers to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Each year the senator paid bursary of 30,000 naira to hundreds of students from his senatorial district.
All funding for these education  intervention projects that are not constituency projects were sourced by the senator from his personal pocket.
Also note that there are countless education-related assistance the Senator randomly provided in school fees to individuals that are not part of these systematic and coordinated efforts captured here.
He constructed a state-of-the-art laboratory block for the department of anatomy in Uniport.
Through his School Support Initiative, he Assisted 120 Students through Law School.
.He Sponsored 10 girl child at the cost of N3Million annually in the St. Martins De Porres Girls College, Ubima, Ikwerre LGA.
.He procured JAMB forms for over 1200 candidates of his Senatorial District.
Through his Fees Support Scheme, he Assisted 900 final year students with their school fees.
He Provided scholarship to 9 Journalists of his Senatorial District, covering their Post-graduate and Higher diploma programs in Journalism.
He awarded a Scholarship worth N100,000.00 each to 159 students of his senatorial district to study in higher institutions.
He provided monthly stipends to student leaders of his senatorial district.
He Sponsored the training of graduates at the Workmanship Training and Technical Centre of RSSDA.
He donated computers to the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

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Each year the senator paid bursary of 30,000 naira to hundreds of students from his senatorial district.
Funding for these projects were sourced by the senator, and some of them from his personal pocket.

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