The Senator representing Anambra Central District, Uche Ekwunife, has said she facilitated employment of over 600 people from her constituency within four years she had been at the green chamber.
Ekwunife, who stated this at a townhall meeting held in Awka, the Anambra state capital, added that she equally sponsored 30 bills and moved 18 motions at the Senate from 2019 when she was elected and subsequently inaugurated as Senator.
“I sponsored 30 bills and moved 18 motions. I was the senator who stood on the floor of the Senate and spoke about the non-representation of the South East in the NCC (Nigeria Communications Commission) board, and President Buhari appointed an Igbo son as a non executive member to represent the people of the South east.
“We did roads in all the communities that make up the seven local government areas of my constituency. In human capital development, we trained women and youths on skills, development and capacity building. We also trained President Generals of communities, present and past, and trained traditional rulers too.
“There was entrepreneurship training for youths. We facilitated employment for over 600 of our constituents. I worked hard to ensure that many projects are put in the 2023, and before the third quarter of this year, many of those projects would be completed. I sacrificed my personal gains, just to ensure I served you well,” the senator said.
The lawmaker, who lost reelection at the last general elections to Senator Victor Umeh of Labour Party (LP), said she would leave the Senate as a proud politician having performed very well.
“I’m a fulfilled politician, and I’m leaving the stage proud as a politician. Mine was not about occupying office and bearing the name of a senator, but service, and service to the people, and that was what we did,” she added.