By; AHMED KAGANA AMSHI
In a bid to alleviate the suffering caused by the removal of subsidy on essential commodities, Engr. Ahmed K. Amshi, FNSE, Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, distributed assorted food and non-food items to members of his hometown (Amshi) and 17 neighboring communities.
The items distributed included fertilizers, rice, wrapper clothing materials, shadda clothing materials, and leather floor mats. These items were distributed to vulnerable groups and all members of those communities, including the nomadic communities.
In addition to this, Engr. Amshi also empowered youths and women with grinding machines, sewing machines, and water pumps to improve their lives and livelihoods. Other empowerment items included laptops and scholarships for 13 university undergraduates from Amshi.
Engr. Amshi also installed solar-powered electricity at Amshi Central Mosque and building materials at Izala Mosque Islamiyya school. He also provided assorted textbooks and instructional materials to Government Secondary School Amshi and Central Primary School Amshi in his efforts to support education.
In his remarks, Engr. Amshi expressed his pleasure at having the opportunity to give back to the community that had given him so much since childhood. “We cannot have it enough, but this gesture will at least place food on the table, and our young men and women deserve to be empowered and supported to earn a good living and acquire education like we had”.
Malam Ibrahim Jagamu, the Lawan of Amshi, commended Engr. Ahmed for his well-presented gesture at a time when it is needed most. “We cannot thank him enough for doing such an emulative gesture. We pray for Almighty Allah to reward him and replenish his sources.” He said.