The Federal Lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II, Ganiyu Johnson, at the weekend empowered 50 women and youths with skills and start up capital to start poultry businesses.
The empowerment programme which was done in collaboration with the Benin Owena River Basin Development Authority, was aimed at reducing poverty and unemployment among the people.
The Nation reports that each of the beneficiaries received 20 birds, 50kg feeds, water, feed bowls and N50,000 seed fund.
Speaking at the ceremony, Johnson urged the beneficiaries to put the resources and skill to good use.
The lawmaker who earlier gave account of his stewardship, noted that he sponsored nine Bills and moved 10 motions which have scaled second reading.
To address water challenge, he said 30 boreholes were drilled across the constituency, adding that over 60 blocks of classrooms with toilet facilities were completed in Isolo, Ilasamaja and Ejigbo.
According to Johnson, over 800 chairs and tables were provided at Akinbaiye and Imakiyo primary schools, with more than 6,000 books distributed to pupils and students within the constituency.
“Provision of 300KVA Transformer at Babs Aregbe Street, Okota. Provision of computers, 20 Seater ICT Hub fully furnished with 15KVA standby generator with 100 litre Diesel monthly at Ajumoni junior Grammar School, Okota.
“Distribution of more than 200 motorcycles to the youth in the constituency,” he listed as some of the developmental projects executed.
In the area of training, the lawmaker said over 2000 constituents were trained in the areas of leadership, animal husbandry, fishery, soap making, tailoring, saloon, make- up, photography among others with working tools and start-up capital to boost their businesses.
He said there was also the facilitation of leadership and management training for constituents at Sea School, APAPA, adding that some members of the constituency got federal, state and private sector employments.