1,079 beneficiaries of the Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Financial Assistance have received direct credit in their respective bank accounts on Thursday across 98 wards of the 16 Local Governments and the Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
This was made known by his Special Adviser On Media, Enitan Olukotun, in a statement issued on Thursday in Lagos.
Olukotun said those that benefitted in September belong to the Batch A category, adding that over a thousand beneficiaries in the category B would receive support next month.
” The COVID-19 support scheme which kicked off January, 2021 in fulfilment of the promise made by the distinguished Senator during the electioneering to assist the poorest of the poor across the Lagos East Senatorial District.
” Selected beneficiaries have been getting N5000 assistance bimonthly (i.e once in two months) since the beginning of the year and it will run through the year by way of direct credit to their bank accounts.
” Beneficiaries include physically-challenged persons, aged, unemployed youth, widows and other vulnerable people in the senatorial district.
” Senator Abiru, an accomplished banker has been breaking new frontiers in less than ten months in the saddle.
“The Senator’s legislative agenda which is predicated on provision of good to the greater number of the people is already being felt across the socio-strata in the district”, said Olukotun.
” Concerned about the plight of constituents and other road users plying Ikorodu/Sagamu Road and Ikorodu/Itoikin/Epe Epe Road, the distinguished Senator moved a motion calling on the Federal Government to urgently intervene on the two critical roads.
” Following the motion, Contractors have since moved to site on Ikorodu Sagamu Road.
” Under same period, Senator Tokunbo Abiru sponsored a bill titled, ‘The Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill, 2021’ that will replace the extant Copyright Act Cap C28 LFN 2004.
” The critical bill that will revolutionize the knowledge and intellectual property industry has scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. Public hearing will be held on the bill in October.
” The Distinguished Senator also facilitated a four blocks of 24 classrooms equipped with furniture and modern instruction materials, 16 toilets to Aga Primary School. The completed blocks of classrooms is completed and billed for commissioning soon.
” In Epe, a mini stadium is currently under construction. A 40-bed Primary Health Centre is coming to Agboyi-Ketu LCDA..
“In October, a whopping 600 brilliant tertiary institutions students in the Lagos East Senatorial District will benefit from the Senator’s Annual Bursary Scheme.
” And in November, The Office of Senator Abiru in partnership with Fate Foundation, about 1, 000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the District will be trained in a two-day MSME Clinic”, the statement concluded