…supporting vulnerable groups and widening inclusive reach.
Kakalistiq.com reports that Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, has undertaken a significant humanitarian effort by distributing over 8,500 food packs to his constituents in preparation for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The food packs, comprising rice, beans, and garri, were simultaneously distributed across the 16 local governments and local council development areas within the Senatorial District.
The initiative aimed specifically at supporting vulnerable groups in the district, including widows, individuals with physical disabilities, unemployed youths, women, and the elderly. Other beneficiaries included trade associations, youth organizations, religious bodies, party members, leaders, and traditional rulers. Additionally, an inclusive approach involved individuals shortlisted from online nominations, ensuring a wider reach, particularly to young people in need during the festive season.
Beneficiaries, expressing their gratitude, gathered at various collection centers in Ikorodu, Kosofe, Somolu, Epe, and Ibeju-Lekki. They commended Senator Abiru for his continuous support, particularly during challenging times. Recognizing his significant achievements, such as the facilitation of hospitals, sports centers, markets, and empowerment through the SAIL Innovation Lab project, constituents recognized Senator Abiru’s commitment to their welfare.
This effort builds on Senator Abiru’s previous initiatives, including the quarterly Food Packs Program initiated in June 2023, which responded directly to economic challenges in grassroots communities following the removal of the petroleum subsidy.
Highlighting Senator Abiru’s consistent dedication to humanitarian causes, it is essential to note his earlier COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme, where he disbursed over N150 million over 24 months to more than 2,500 vulnerable individuals. Each beneficiary received a monthly direct credit of N5,000, demonstrating his ongoing commitment to the well-being of his constituents.