The member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, is set to distribute 2,600 bags of rice with 21 cows to Christian brethren within his constituency as package for the 2020 Christmas celebration.
The two-trailer load of rice consists of 50kg and 25kg set for distribution today, 23rd December, 2020 at Hon. Shuaibu Gyanggyang residence in Dogon Karfe, Jos by 2pm.
The distribution will be under the Chairmanship of Rev Father Polycap Lubo, CAN Chairman Plateau State, with Nde Paul Juryt, Elder John Gobak, Elder Nanle Gujor, Hon Iliya Datong and the Cordinators of GAGDI Campaign in PKK, who are to serve as Members.
The lawmaker maintains that the spirit of the yuletide entails sharing with loved ones, and the best way to reach out to his beloved constituents is to distribute food items to facilitate a joyous celebration.
The distribution list is a reflection of all Christian groups and political topnotch in the constituency, as well as pressure groups within the three local government areas that sum up the constituency.
The state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria and his local government Chairmen from Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam, as well as COCIN PCC Kabwir Chairman with Anglican and Catholic Bishops of Pankshin are to take two bags of rice each for their personal Christmas celebration.
Meanwhile, CAN executives in Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam as well as youth and Women wing executives in the three local government areas will share 135, 120 and 110 bags of 25kg rice respectively.
Chairmen of COCIN Regional Church Councils and Catholic Parishes in Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam are given 95 bags of rice for onward distribution amongst themselves. State CAN exco will take 30 bags respectively.
Bible Schools within PKK are to receive 75 bags of the rice, while District Heads and other traditional rulers in the three local government areas will get 120 bags for their Christmas celebration.
Christian politicians, including Ward executives of the All Progressives Congress in Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam will get 247, 227 and 150 bags of 25kg rice in that order.
Pressure groups, comprising NUT, NULGE Health Workers NURTW, Persons with disabilities, retirees and APC online forum will be shared 335 bags of 25kg rice.
Security outfits operating within PKK, comprising the police, DSS, Vigilante STF NDLEA and other checkpoints will be shared 123 bags of 25kg rice.
Appointees of the lawmaker comprising Central Coordinators, LGA coordinators and Ward Coordinators will get 66 bags of 25kg rice, while party stakeholders in the constituency will be shared 90 bags.
The total bags of rice indicated above sums up to 2117 bags of both 50kg and 25kg to be shared later today, while the balance of 483 bags are shared to Christian relations and friends of the lawmaker with some getting 3, 2 and 1 bag, depending on the size of the family.
Meanwhile, 20 of the 21 cows will equally be shared today with the State Exco of CAN and CAN Chairman getting 1 each.
The COCIN President, Catholic and Anglican Arch Bishops of Jos as well as the Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Pankshin, with COCIN PCC Kabwir Chairman getting one cow each.
CAN exco in Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam are getting one cows each. The State APC Chairman is to get one cow, while party exco in PKK get one cow per local government.
Central Blue Print Committee and Local Government Committee, with Elder Gobak will get 1 cow each, while aides of the lawmaker will share one cow.
The Mishkom Mupun and Acting Chairman of Pankshin/Kanke Joint Traditional Council gets one cow, while District Heads.
Party Chaimen in the 3 local government areas will receive the package for politicians in their respective areas, while CAN Chairmen in the 3 local government areas will receive packages meant for Christian groups in their respective local government areas.
Logistics for onward distribution of the items from Jos to the three local government areas are borne by the lawmaker.
The 21 cows cost the lawmaker #3.5 Million. Summing up the cost of the rice, cows and transportation of the items to the people of PKK to over #30 million.
Similar amount was expended by Hon. Gagdi last year to provide Christmas packages to his constituents.
We at Gagdi Media Team can only pray for our principal to sustain the gesture and pray for him to do even more in coming years.
GAGDI MEDIA TEAM