…We’re Very Proud of You’, Party Leaders,Constituents Applaud Lawmaker
Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District has launched a quarterly Food Packs Programme targeted at vulnerable members of the Senatorial District. Six thousand vulnerable people who are widows,unemployed youth,aged, women and People living with disabilities across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development areas of the district benefited.
The atmosphere was filled with joy as constituents received the packs containing various food items. The food packs distribution exercise took place simultaneously in Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Somolu and Kosofe.
Senator Abiru who is fondly called the #DoingGood Senator, in his remarks said the food packs programme is aimed at relieving the burden of the less privileged people in his Senatorial District. He added that he has been championing legislations, programmes and interventions that have lasting impacts on the larger number of the constituents of Lagos East.
The lawmaker mentioned SAIL Innovation Lab, the first of its kind Innovation Lab in Lagos East, founded by him and his wife, which was commissioned by Vice-President Kashim Shettima and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu last month. He said the Innovation Lab was set up to offer sustainable and globally competitive jobs and opportunities to young people of the district.
He urged parents, guardians and youths who were present at the programme to avail themselves of the life transforming opportunities at SAIL Innovation Lab. Cc-Hub is the technical partner that runs and operates SAIL Innovation Lab.
The Senator assured that complete rehabilitation of the critical 32-Km Ikorodu-Itokin road which was recently stabilised will start very soon. The road links Ikorodu to Epe and Ibeju-Lekki, and other parts of the country. Senator Abiru facilitated the first major rehabilitation of the 48 year-old road.
Senator Abiru who is regarded as one of the most performing Senators in Nigeria had earlier disbursed over N150 million Naira in 24 months to over 2,500 vulnerable people of his constituency under the COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme he instituted. Every month, beneficiaries received direct credit of N5,000 each for the period the programme lasted.
Prince Jamiu Adio Saka, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ikorodu who spoke on behalf of the party leadership in Ikorodu Division, said the party and the people of the Senatorial District were very proud of the Senator.
“Honesty, we are very proud of him, we have never had any doubts about his abilities. When you look at his antecedent, it is not by accident. He is always wanting to do more and more for the people. Whoever does good, shall always receive good things in return. We thank you very much, God bless you”, Prince Saka said in his goodwill message.
Some of the beneficiaries who expressed gratitude to Senator Abiru include; Musbau Davis, a Person Living with Disability, Nofisat Adesanya, an aged, Biola Gabriel, a youth, Ogunyemi Abosede, a widow and Saidat Lawal, amongst many other elated beneficiaries .
Dignitaries at the Ikorodu distribution venue include Alhaji Badru Enifeni, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, the Special Adviser to the Senator on Constituency Matters, Hon (Mrs) Adebimpe Akinsola,Alhaji Rilwan Ishola Jinadu, Bishop SO Ayodele, Hon (Prince) Adefarasin Hassan, Engr Amid Oduborisa, Oriwu Club President, Ahlaja Abiodun Ogunniyi, amongst others.