“I have concluded plans to marry off 100 divorcees and widows in my constituency in a bid to check prostitution and other indecent acts. The people in my constituency are willing to go into legitimate marriage, but because they do not have the capability to pay the dowry, they decide to keep to themselves. For Muslims and Christians, marriage a fundamental pillar.
“I am collaborating with medical practitioners who will check the couples for HIV/ AIDS, sickle cell and other diseases so that there will be no challenges in the union and to ensure that the couples are healthy,” he said.
To ensure that only indigenes of the area benefit from the gesture, Barrister Bello engaged the services of district heads in the screening of couples.
The lawmaker also donated free delivery kits to 500 pregnant women in the area just as he lamented the high mortality rate which he attributed to lack of proper health care during pregnancy.
“Pregnant women need extra care because they are carrying another life in them, but due to poverty and sometimes illiteracy, these women do not take care of themselves the way they ought to or do not have the means to take care of themselves. That is why I decided to assist women in ten wards out of the 12 wards in the area”, he said.