The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru on Saturday distributed 6,000 Food Packs to vulnerable constituents.
NewsBeatng understands that the Senator launched the quarterly Food Packs Programme in June, 2023.
The beneficiaries were widows, unemployed youth, aged,women and People living with disabilities drawn across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development areas of the district.
The constituents trooped out to various collections in Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Somolu and Kosofe LGAs to collect the Food Packs containing 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.
In his remarks, Abiru said that the food packs programme was a direct intervention to the people at the grassroot who felt the heat of the economic hardship occasioned by the removal of petroleum subsidy.
According to him, the Food Packs will support the most vulnerable households in this challenging period.
The Senator also assured that he would not relent in championing legislations, programmes and interventions that will have lasting impacts on the larger number of the constituents of Lagos East.
He said SAIL Innovation Lab was set up to offer sustainable and globally competitive jobs and opportunities to young people of the district.
Abiru said a sizable number of youths had been trained in digital and tech related programmes that are well sought-after globally.
On the Ikorodu-Itokin road which serves as a major road that links the Ikorodu to Epe and Ibeju-Lekki, and other parts of the country, he assured that the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has shown commitment to implementing the awarded project.