The youngest lawmaker in the Red Chamber and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), gave the reassurance while inspecting ongoing projects at the Ekuku Dam and waterworks in Okene, the headquarters of Kogi Central.
A statement issued by his Special Assistant (SA) on Media, Michael Jegede, indicated that the legislator sounded a note of warning to representatives of the contractors in the site, while urging them not to do a shoddy job.
The Kogi Central Senator, who was at home for his regular visit to the people as a fulfilment of his promise to constantly keep in touch with them and carry them along with his activities in the Senate, stated that funds have been made available in the 2012 budget for additional work in the Ekuku Dam.
While imploring the people to be patient as they will have cause to smile soon, Abatemi-Usman, who had invited engineers from the Ministry of Water Resources to Ekuku and Osara Dam said: “As a growing up child, i had always seen our mothers and women suffered a lot in search of water because of the perennial problem of water shortage in Ebiraland. I feel pained by this and that is why provision of water formed the major aspect of my agenda and campaign promises to the people. Water is a very crucial element in human’s life, and as such, i can’t afford to fold my hands as a Senator and allow my people to continue to suffer this hardship. I want to assure you all that with the moves we are making, the problem will soon be a thing of the past.”
The Seantor further stated that the entire people of Kogi Central including those from Ogori/Mangogo who appeared to have been neglected in the past will not reget giving their mandate to him.
According to Abatemi-Usman, members of his team in the office appointed based on merit are making the work easy for him, as they are all equally committed towards bringing transformation to Ebiraland.