Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Ounje Eko Food Pack Brings Relief to Ikosi-Ejinrin Youths

In a heartwarming gesture aimed at alleviating economic hardship, reports that the Ounje Eko food pack initiative, spearheaded by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was distributed to the youth of Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Facilitated by the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende, the distribution event was a beacon of hope and gratitude.

Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu.

Held at the Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA secretariat in Agbowa, the event saw enthusiastic youths from various areas and zones within the community come together under the umbrella of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN). The atmosphere was charged with excitement and appreciation as food packs were handed out, providing much-needed support to the young beneficiaries.

Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende  

Chairman of the LCDA, Akogun Wale Raji Anomo, expressed profound gratitude for the initiative. “This is a rare and impactful gesture from Mr. Governor and the Commissioner for Youths and Sports. The Ounje Eko food pack has brought immense relief to our youths and demonstrates the government’s commitment to our community’s well-being,” he stated.

Hon. Mobolaji Ogunlende, in his remarks, emphasized the inclusivity of the program. “By extending the Ounje Eko food program to the youths, we reaffirm our dedication to social inclusion, leaving no one behind, and providing support to all Lagosians, regardless of their location,” he said. He noted that this initiative is part of a broader effort to reach every resident of the state, including those in the five divisions and riverine areas.

The Commissioner also highlighted the special intervention for youths, which concluded on Sunday morning during his visit to Epe. “I have had the privilege of engaging with numerous young individuals across Lagos’ five divisions – Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, and Epe – alongside the outgoing Chairman of the Lagos National Youth Council and their team,” he shared. The warm welcome received from Chairman Akogun Wale Raji Anomo and various youth groups underscored the community’s appreciation and the initiative’s positive impact.

The youth beneficiaries of Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA expressed their heartfelt thanks for the support. “We are incredibly grateful to Governor Sanwo-Olu and the Commissioner for Youths and Sports for this timely intervention. The Ounje Eko food pack has made a significant difference in our lives, and we deeply appreciate the government’s efforts to support us during these challenging times,” said a representative of the NYCN.

The Ounje Eko food pack initiative continues to be a testament to the Lagos State government’s commitment to supporting its residents and fostering a sense of community and well-being across the state.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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