In her commitment to bringing governance close to the people of Kogi Central Senatorial District, the Senator representing the area, Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, has commissioned her constituency offices across the five Local Government Areas, in the district.
This was disclosed by the People Democratic Party, via a post on its official X handle on Friday, December 29, 2023.
According to the PDP Senator, the offices make governance closer to the people at the grassroots, and this will enable her to get their feedback.
The lawmaker, who noted that she does not want to be a Senator who will stay in Abuja and be disconnected from the people, said the offices will be opened on January 8, 2024, to receive complaints, and concerns, and disseminate information about any available programmes for the youths, women, elderly, orphans, and others.
She said, “I am opening the offices in all the local government areas of Kogi Central for the singular purpose of bringing governance closer to you and establishing a stronger connection. I told you when I was campaigning that I wouldn’t be too far away from you.
“From the 8th of January, the offices will be open to receive complaints, and concerns and to disseminate information about whatever programmes we have available for the youths, women, elderly, and orphans, amongst others. This is where you will find real-time information.
“I don’t want to be a Senator that will sit in Abuja and be disconnected from the people. It’s best to have an office here where your concerns will be addressed.
“We are going to have staff here, the office will be open from Monday to Friday. The person will take your concerns, whether it’s by letters or notes, it will be sent to me and be attended to.
“This office will also monitor and evaluate our ongoing projects, and make sure the highest standard is met. We also have collaborations with BudgIT and Tracker to evaluate and monitor our project. I have zero tolerance for contractors who take projects and fail to deliver.
“I don’t want you to think I am in PDP, therefore this office is solely for PDP; this office is for everybody. Whether you are in PDP, APC, APGA, or any other party, you are free to bring your concerns, and they will be channelled to me and attended to.
“Feel free to express your concerns and write down your opinions; they will reach me, and I will raise those issues on the floor of the Senate. Governance involves both of us playing our parts, exchanging thoughts, sharing ideas, and shaping opinions collaboratively. I’m here for you, but I need you to share your concerns.
“My effectiveness at the end of four years will be the sum of your input, let’s have this partnership together. The offices are for you irrespective of your party, let’s build Kogi Central, Kogi and Nigeria together.
“I know we have the Hausa community, Yoruba, and Igbo communities, as long as you live here, you have your businesses here and contribute your quota towards the development of Kogi Central, Kogi and Nigeria at large, this is your office. I am looking forward to your responses, feedback, complaints, and concerns, God bless you.”
However, while Adavi, Okene, Okehi, and Ogori-Magongo local government areas have one constituency office each, Ajaokouta local government area has two; one in Ganaja and one in Adogo area of the local government.
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