Independence Day: Ada Anioma Advocates Better Welfare For Workers, Elderly Persons And Children.



The Honourable member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Evang. (Mrs.) Joan Onyemaechi Mrakpor has reiterated her commitment towards promoting the welfare of workers, elderly persons and children by sponsoring bills that advance their interest.

The lawmaker made this information public through her verified social media page on Facebook in her Independence Day message.
She highlighted two of her bills which have gone through public hearing and another which has been signed into law to include: National Council For Elderly Persons Bill, Nigerian Children's Trust Fund Bill and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Law respectively.


"I sponsored the National Council for Elderly Persons Bill, with the objective of providing welfare services and initiating programmes and activities geared towards their advancement and wellbeing," she said.

She further explained that the Bill which was presented to the committee has been presented to the public for their input.

Secondly, she pointed out that the Nigerian Children's Trust Fund Bill seeks to set up a suitable board of Trustees for proper administration and discharge of welfare services and assistance to needy Nigerian Children.
Also, the sponsorship of Security Welfare Infrastructure Bill is credited to Hon. Mrakpor.

Her activities in the last 3yrs at the House has remained People-oriented and germane to the challenges confronting Nigerians.
Recall that her debate concerning herdsmen/farmers crisis went viral and and formed a fulcrum for international discourse on the subject.

As most retired workers in Nigeria are left at the mercy of their children and If their children are unemployed, life becomes unbearable.
If signed into law, the bills will address the plight of most elderly persons including senior citizens who are yet to receive their retirement benefits.

By: Onwordi Ngozi Fortune

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