Sen. Abiru Increases COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme Beneficiaries To 2820
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru, has increased the number of beneficiaries of his COVID-19 Financial Support Scheme to 2820.
This was made known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser On Media, Enitan Olukotun, on Friday.
Olukotun said that 2500 beneficiaries in addition with the new 320 making 2,820 vulnerable constituents drawn across 98 wards in the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas received direct credits in their bank accounts.
He added ” For fifteen (15) consecutive months, People with physical disabilities, widows, aged, unemployed youth and women have been receiving support from Senator Abiru on a monthly basis. The scheme has been on since January 2021.
Olukotun explained that the additional 320 beneficiaries were drawn from the various Community Development Associations (CDAs) under the sixteen (16) Community Development Committees (CDCs) in the Lagos East.
” Other stakeholders who had earlier submitted names of beneficiaries include; Royal fathers, LGs/LCDAs chairmen, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) leaders in the Lagos East District, Notable leaders, League of Imams and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
” The scheme was earlier planned to terminate in December 2021, but the Senator has graciously continued in the new year as the economic headwinds occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to fully abate”, said Olukotun.
Olukotun added that the high food inflation necessitated the continuation of the financial support from the Senator to ease the hardship of the vulnerable at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.