Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, took to social media to announce the distribution of over 6,000 food packs to vulnerable residents in his district.
This initiative, known as the “Food Packs Programme,” marked its second edition and aimed to support the district’s most vulnerable members.
The program’s beneficiaries include widows, unemployed youth, older people, women, and people living with disabilities across the 98 wards in Lagos East.
The food packs, distributed in various local government areas including Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Somolu, and Kosofe, contained a range of essential items such as Goldenvita, Semo Vita, Garri, Pure Soya Oil, Spread (Butter), Granulated Sugar, Pasta Couscous, Pasta Macaroni, Pasta Spaghetti, Noodles Jollof, Noodles GMPS, and Amazing Day Breakfast Cereal.
Addressing the beneficiaries, Senator Abiru emphasised that the program was a direct response to the economic challenges faced by many due to the removal of the petroleum subsidy.
His words: ‘’This programme is a direct response to the economic challenges brought about by the removal of petroleum subsidy.
‘’It’s aimed at providing support to the most vulnerable households during these trying times.
‘’I want to assure you that I remain committed to championing legislation, programmes, and interventions that will make a lasting impact on the lives of our constituents in Lagos East.’’
He said it aims to provide immediate relief and support to households facing financial difficulties during these trying times.
Senator Abiru reassured his constituents of his commitment to championing legislation, programs, and interventions that would have a lasting impact on their lives.
He highlighted the success of the “Sail Nigeria” initiative, which provides sustainable job opportunities for young people in Lagos East, offering training in digital and tech-related programs that are in demand globally.
Addressing an essential infrastructure concern in the district, Senator Abiru announced the state government’s commitment to rehabilitating the critical Ikorodu-Itokin road, a project of significant importance to the area.
Furthermore, Senator Abiru recalled his previous efforts to support the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, where over N150 million was disbursed to more than 2,500 vulnerable individuals under the COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme. Beneficiaries received monthly direct credits of N5,000 each throughout the program’s duration.
He concluded his message by expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve his constituents and reaffirmed his dedication to making a difference in their lives.