Vulnerable Lagos East Residents Get N130Million Abiru COVID Support Scheme In 20 Months

Kunle Adelabu

A total of N130million has been paid as COVID – 19 Financial Relief Scheme to about 2500 residents of Lagos East Senatorial District by Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA.

Vulnerable residents who are widows, people with physical disabilities, aged, unemployed youths and women have been receiving direct credit transfers of N5,000 each into their respective bank accounts every other month in the 20 months that the lawmaker introduced the scheme.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the Senator on Media and Publicity, Mr Enitan Olukotun, beneficiaries were nominated by 98 wards in the district.

It added that the scheme was extended because of the concern of the Senator to ease hardship people are going through.

“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 statement said.

“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, fondly called the #DoingGood Senator, 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 #DoingGood 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”, it added.

The statement also stated that the list of beneficiaries so far is made public to allow some of the beneficiaries with complaints cross check for necessary corrections.

“In response to complaints from some beneficiaries as regards their bank details and other particulars, the office of Senator Tokunbo Abiru has attached a comprehensive list of all beneficiaries to this release 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)”, it stated.

Beneficiaries list below:

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