In a bid to alleviate the economic challenges brought about by the removal of fuel subsidies, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, has approved the distribution of additional food packs to vulnerable constituents. This comes barely a month after he provided 6,000 food packs to support those in need, including widows, unemployed youths, the elderly, persons living with physical disabilities, and women.
Kakalistiq.com gathered that Senator Abiru’s humanitarian intervention aims to provide relief to the most vulnerable members of the Lagos East Senatorial District during these trying times. The food packs, which consist of items such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, garri, semolina, wheat, butter, granulated sugar, groundnut oil, couscous, and packaged snacks, are expected to offer much-needed succor to those affected by the fuel subsidy removal.
Beneficiaries for the food packs have been nominated from across the district, focusing on the widows, unemployed youths, elderly citizens, persons living with physical disabilities, and women who are among the most affected by the economic challenges.
The initiative, launched on Sunday, 25th June 2023, saw the distribution of 6,000 food packs to vulnerable constituents in Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, and Somolu. Various collection points were set up across the Lagos East Senatorial District to facilitate the distribution. The next quarter’s distribution is scheduled for September.
Kakalistiq.com reports that that Senator Abiru had previously extended support to vulnerable individuals through his COVID-19 Relief Support Scheme, disbursing over N150 million (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) to assist them for about 24 months.
With the distribution of additional food packs, Senator Abiru reaffirms his commitment to the welfare of his constituents, especially during these challenging times of fuel subsidy removal, demonstrating a continuous dedication to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable members of Lagos East Senatorial District.