Senator Abiru’s COVID – 19 Financial Assistance Beneficiaries Increase To 2,820

Wale Jagun

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District.

 Beneficiaries of the monthly COVID-19 financial  assistance of Senator Adetokunbo Mikhail Abiru, FCA, has increased to 2,820 from 2, 500 after the lawmaker representing the Lagos East Senatorial District added 320 more to the number that has been receiving the monthly stipends15 months back.

The financial support was initiated to support vulnerable constituents in cushioning the effects of the COVID – 19 pandemic that ravaged the world two  years back.

According to statement signed by Enitan Olukotun, Special Adviser To Senator Tokunbo Abiru (Media and Publicity), 2,820 beneficiaries across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas received direct credits of N5000 each in their bank accounts on Friday, April 1, 2022.

“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”, the statement said. 

“The new 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)”, he explained.  

“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.

Senator Abiru said his concern for the plight of the poor at this challenging period, especially the record food inflation, necessitated the continuation of the financial support to ease the hardship of the vulnerable at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.

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