COVID 19 Relief Scheme: Abiru Disburses N130m To Vulnerable Constituents In 20 Months
The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Tokunbo Abiru has disbursed a total of N130,000,000 (one hundred and thirty million Naira) to vulnerable people in the District under the COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme.
The disbursement was done within 20 months.
The scheme covers over 2,500 beneficiaries which include widows, people with physical disabilities, aged, unemployed youth and women who receive direct credit transfers of N5,000 each into their respective bank accounts every other month.
These beneficiaries were nominated by 98 ward chairmen, Local Government Party chairmen, Community Development Committees (CDCs), Governance Advisory Council (GAC) leaders, Royal fathers, League of Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and notable leaders in the 16 LGs/LCDAs of the Lagos East Senatorial District.
The scheme which kicked off in January 2021 was earlier planned to terminate in December 2021, but the Senator graciously continued in the new year as the economic headwinds occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to fully abate.
Abiru, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industries, said his concern for the plight of the poor necessitated the continuation of the financial support to ease the hardship of the vulnerable at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.
The Senator, who has been delivering on his mantra of, ‘Greater good to the larger number of people’, has been greatly commended for his novel interventions and programmes.
In response to complaints from some beneficiaries as regards their bank details and other particulars, the office of Senator Tokunbo Abiru released a comprehensive list of all beneficiaries for affected persons to cross-check and revert with correct details or corrections where applicable. All corrections should be directed to Mr. Hamzat Jimoh (08026960566) and Miss Patience Ishaya (08034427622).