OPINION: HON. ALFA TIJANI
As a Muslim, I have been taught right from my childhood days, to always give honour to whom it is due.
It is in light of this, that I find it worthy to commend the leadership qualities of the Rt. Hon. James Abiodun Faleke for the many wonderful works in his constituency.
Many saw him to be too young for the position as he was barely some years of age. But due to the unrivalled love his people have for him, they unanimously voted him to represent them and since then, they have never had any reason to regret.
Hon James Abiodun Faleke who was named” the empowerment master” by the people from Ikeja Federal Constituency and his country home,Ekinrin Adde in Kogi State because of his many empowerment programmes rolled out to better the lives of his people, has so far, not stopped doing the “unimaginable” for his constituents as he holds them in high esteem.
It was as a result of the giant strides he recorded in his first and second tenure in the Green Chamber, National Assembly that gave his people the conviction that Hon. James Abiodun Faleke is a man who has them at heart, and not like other representatives who go to the National Assembly for their personal aggrandisement. This, no doubt, earned him the golden opportunity to be a running mate to Prince Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election when he requested to return to the Lugard’s house to continue with his uncommon representation.
Rt. Hon James Abiodun Faleke, has been known for his philosophy of establishing people: socially, politically, economically and also putting smiles in the faces of the downtrodden and the rejected in the society. He has so far,‘refurbished’ many individuals.
Rt. Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, is no doubt, a man with a large heart and father to many in Okun land Nation and Nigeria at large as he has succeeded in placing so many elders, youths and women on monthly sustenance stipends.
He has empowered hundreds of intelligent both from Ikeja, Okun land and Nigerians at large, and multitudes are still under his boundless scholarship scheme. The scholarship program of JAF knows no bound as it cuts across both the indigent students of Ikeja, Okun land, and Nigerians of all tribes.
One will not be surprised at his benevolent posture as it has been part of his lifestyle right from the days of his youth.
JAF has done greatly well for his people, and so far, he has not stopped empowering his people as he his determined for their welfare. If only, every constituency in Nigeria has ‘JAF’, then our country would be a better place.
Alfa Tijani, media consultant, writes from Kogi State.
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