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COVID-19: LAGOS SENATOR GIVES FINANCIAL SUPPORTS TO 1,200 SECOND BATCH CONSTITUENTS

Senator Tokunbo Abiru.

As the negative effects of Covid-19 continue to traumatize individuals and families across Nigeria, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, has again put smile on the faces of no fewer than 1,200 of his constituents. This is barely four weeks after about 1,000 beneficiaries also received financial supports from the Senator’s COVID-19 Financial Support, put in place to give succor to vulnerable residents of Lagos East Senatorial District. The beneficiaries got the payments support on Friday 26, February 2021.   

It will be recalled that the distinguished Senator, during the electioneering campaign in the election that took him to the National Assembly, did promise to provide succour to the poorest of the poor who have been adversely impacted  by the pandemic.

According to Enitan Olukotun, Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru on Media and Publicity, the gesture is in keeping to the promise earlier made by the Senator. In a statement he made available to chasideho.com, he disclosed that on Monday, 8 February, 2021, Senator Abiru credited the bank accounts of 1,000 vulnerable residents, amongst who are widows, physically challenged people, aged, women and unemployed youths drawn from 98 wards across 16 local government areas in the district. 

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The N5,000 (five thousand naira) support scheme which is divided into two categories, is scheduled to run throughout 2021.

Selected beneficiaries will be getting the assistance bimonthly, and all through the year by way of direct credit to the respective beneficiaries’ bank accounts.

“Like I assured during the pilot disbursements to about 1,000 beneficiaries on Monday 8th February, 2021, TACT (Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team) will never abandon the vulnerable in our district. "We shall continuously look out and champion policies and legislative agenda that will be of benefit to the greatest number of our people,” the Senator assured.

Senator Abiru who was inaugurated on 15th, December, 2020 has been very active on the floor of the Senate as well as his constituency.

In this month of February, the Senator made informed contributions on the Cryptocurrency debate during the plenary. Abiru, a former bank Managing Director and astute financial expert, explained the global dynamics of the digital currency.

He is also active at home. Only recently, members of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, paid him a courtesy visit at his Constituency Office in Ikorodu to seek his support and interventions for public schools in the district.

Less than 72 hours after the visit, Senator Abiru moved a truck-load of 150,000 facemasks to the Agency’s Headquarters in Maryland, Lagos for onward distribution to pupils and teachers in the Lagos East Senatorial District. 

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