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Making a difference in Jama’are

The import of representative democracy is to give an avenue by which the citizenry can utilize in deciding on matters of the state through elected…

The import of representative democracy is to give an avenue by which the citizenry can utilize in deciding on matters of the state through elected legislators in an assembly. In this sort of vehicle of governance, complex decisions are made efficiently. More so, even though the majority will have their way, in representative democracy, the minority will have their voices heard. Additionally, and very importantly, in this system of government, political stability is ensured given that different interests are given the platform to negotiate and find common ground.

The member in the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Jama’are Constituency, for example, is making a difference. Hon. Mubarak Haruna (Mairakumi) has remained very consistent in making sure that his constituents get the dividends of democracy. He does this both through legislative functions and constituency projects. Thus far, the gentleman politician has moved many important motions in the Bauchi state House of Assembly that have a direct bearing on the people of Jama’are. He moved the motions for the dualisation of the 3km township road in Jama’are and the rehabilitation of the Adamami/Disina/Jama’are Road. Both motions have been adopted and are already in the 2024 Bauchi State budget.

More so, Mairakumi moved a motion for the establishment of the House Committee on NGOs. With the increasing need to provide oversight of the numerous NGOs operating in Bauchi State to ensure transparency in their activities and adherence to regulations, the importance of the House Committee on NGOs cannot be overemphasised. Also, the Committee will facilitate enhancing collaboration and coordination between the NGOs and the Bauchi State Government.

And shifting attention on constituency activities, upon inauguration as a member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon. Mubarak Haruna immediately established Jama’are Constituency Committees on Health, Education, Higher Education, Admissions, Water and Sanitation, Empowerment, Employment, Emergency and Sports. The various Committees were set up to look into the problems in their sectors and provide succour to the people of Jama’are by providing solutions. Thus far, the Health Committee has provided free eye care services to 70 people, sponsored hernia surgery for 20 others, fumigated Jama’are Constituency at the cost of N1.6 million and provided health assistance worth over N500,000.

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The Higher Education and Education Committees have expended N3m on scholarships and supported Corp members with transport fares to their states of postings with over N700,000. They have also sponsored over 220 students for JSCE, expended over N600,000 in exam assistance and distributed books, biscuits and sweets to primary school pupils for the sum of N1m. More so, the Admissions Committee has secured more than 20 slots for the people of Jama’are Constituency in several schools to study health-related courses, pharmacy, law and other courses.

Mukhtar Jarmajo wrote from Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja

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