By Stephen Merit
Sen. Amos Yohanna, representing Adamawa- North, says he will place priority on community enhancement and legislation, especially on youth development in his legislative activities.
Yohanna said this in an interaction with newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Yohanna had on Oct. 25, at Senate plenary, taken his Oath of Office and Allegiance.
This followed his declaration as winner of the Feb. 26 senatorial election by an Appeal Court.
Yohanna said his decision to centre his legislative activities on community and people-oriented representation was based on the numerous challenges faced by his constituents.
“There are so many challenges in Adamawa North, it is an area that has been ravaged by insecurity; there are no good roads, there is so much poverty; there are no roads in some areas at all.
“There are issues on education, health, water and sanitation, these are challenges for the people and were caused by prolonged insecurity.”
He said he would seek the support and cooperation of other lawmakers to facilitate the enactment of deserving legislations for the good of Nigerians.
“So I will also seek the support of my colleagues in the Senate so that they will support me to make laws that will bring what is required for my people – accessible road, medical care and education.”
He said through oversight, he would ensure that whatever was appropriated to agencies for project development in his constituency would be used for the good of the people.
“I will represent the people responsibly with equity and will ensure that every one in Adamawa North is united.
“We will articulate collectively with the people by ensuring bottom up approach, where the people will be involved in town hall meetings, community engagement so that we will articulate together what is needed for the people.
“That is the style of reprentation that I will deploy in my representation for the people.”
Yohanna said given his campaign promises which were centred on youth development, he would engage the youth in his representations for Information Technology and artificial intelligence development.
“My stay in the Senate is for the people to have impactful representation; this is my number one interest, Nigeria.”
He said his representation was for the betterment of his constituents and by extension, Nigeria in general, saying that he would support decisions collectively taken for the best interest of Nigeria and the people.