Saraki presents N15m to traders, others in Ilorin


Three different traders associations in Ilorin, Kwara State capital have received a sum of N15 million donated to them courtesy of the President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
Those who benefitted included Market Men and Women Association, Kwara State Taxi Drivers Association and Association of Motor Spare Parts Dealers, Ipata Oloje, Ilorin.
The donation was to assist two of the taxi drivers union and market men and women in the building of their respective secretariats while the donation to the motor spare parts dealers was to boost members businesses.
The Director General, ABS Constituency Office, Ilorin, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, handed cheques of N5million each to the representatives of the three associations in his office on behalf of the Senate President.
Abdullahi said that Saraki’s gesture was in recognition of the associations’ members contributions to the socio-economic development of the state.
He asked them not to waver in their support for the Saraki political dynasty and urged them to use the monies for the purposes intended.
Responding, the market women leader, Alhaja Adenike AbdulKareem Lambe, thanked Saraki for his kind gesture.
She assured the Senate President of the support of all market men and women in the state.
In their responses, Alhaji Issa Salami, Chairman of the taxi drivers association and Alh Baba Alapa, Chairman of the motor spare parts dealers, pledged to mobilise their teeming members and families to vote en masse for the candidates of the PDP during next year’s general elections in the state.
They described Saraki’s act of generosity as legendary, promising to reciprocate the Senate President’s kindness towards them at the appropriate time.

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