Human rights lawyer and Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani has commenced free distribution of one 100,000 transistor radio sets in seven local government areas under his senatorial district.
The gesture, according to the senator, was to raise the political consciousness of the people in the senatorial zone and provide more access to information on what is happening within and outside their localities.
“We come from the part of the country where the major and most important source of information is the radio. Radio is an empowerment, a form of education and enlightenment“, Sani announced on Sunday in Kaduna.
”It enables people to have access to information and also have an opportunity to express themselves,” he adds.
According to him, radio has for decades been the only medium where people in the North get better informed. “I am sharing it to downtrodden within the cities and the rural areas so that they would be abreast with what is happening within their own locality, national and state,” he said.
Senator Sani who was slammed 11 months suspension by the Kaduna APC also claimed that the national body of APC has invalidated his suspension from the party and advised the two parties to avoid any form of attack and counter attack.
“I have instructed all my supporters and followers to abide by this, but unfortunately, some people are capitalizing on the crisis for their own monetary gains. I am saying it in clear terms that as far as I am concerned we would abide by what the national body says,” he said.
Sani also assured that he would remain in APC as long as President Muhammadu Buhari is still in the APC, because “Buhari is APC,”
He said as Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debt and also vice chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, he would continue to call on nations which Nigeria has diplomatic relations with to assist in the fight against corruption by returning money looted from Nigeria.
By Olisemeka Obeche