House of Reps member representing Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency of Gombe State, Victor Danzaria, has appointed 36 aides.
Danzaria, who is the deputy chairman of the House Committee on Solid Minerals, said the appointment was geared towards empowering youths and putting food on their tables.
The lawmaker stated this on Wednesday in an interview with journalists in Gombe State.
He described the appointment as “historic,” saying it has never been done in Gombe before.
He said 80 percent of the selected persons will be paid from his lawmaker’s salary, while the remaining will be paid by the National Assembly Commission.
He said the list was carefully selected so that a lot of people will gain employment.
“During the campaign, we told our people that if they could not put food on the table, then there is a problem.
“The people were keenly selected. They were people we worked with.
“We decided on this number so that a lot of people will gain employment and a lot will have food on their table.
“As you know, this has never been done before by any lawmaker in the state.
“The National Assembly Commission will pay a few of them, but almost 80 per cent of their payment will come from my allowance.
“The people voted for me and I’m there because of the people; so, why will I keep my allowance to myself?” he said.
He noted that the appointment was not lopsided, saying it cuts across wards of the federal constituency and gender.