In fulfilment of his campaign promise, the Senator representing Lagos East, Senator Tokunbo Abiru on Monday gave out financial support to 1,000 vulnerable people living in the senatorial district.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Special Adviser On Media and Publicity to the Senator, Mr Enitan Olukotun,
It will be recalled that Abiru while seeking the mandate of the people of Lagos East to represent them in the Nigerian Senate, promised to alleviate the suffering of the poorest in the district who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The beneficiaries which include widows, physically challenged people, aged, women and unemployed youth were drawn from 98 wards across 16 local government areas in the district.
The support scheme which is scheduled into two categories would run throughout 2021.
Abiru stated that the selected beneficiaries wouldl be getting the assistance once in two months, and all through the year by way of direct credit to their bank accounts.
Speaking on the imperative of the support scheme, Abiru said “ As the representative of the people, I know how many of our constituents, especially the vulnerable were and are still adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This modest effort in ameliorating the plight of our people is one in the series of other interventions geared towards making life easier for the poor in our midst”.
“After the pilot set numbering about 1,000, the second category will be scaled to 1,200 and we hope to capture more people in the future”.
Senator Abiru who was inaugurated on 15th, December, 2020 also reiterated his vision of attracting development to the district and providing quality representation in the red chamber.