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Senator Tokunbo Abiru Gives Out Over 8,500 Food Packs To Lagos East Constituents For Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations

Lagos, June 13, 2024– In a remarkable display of philanthropy and community support, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru distributed over 8,500 food packs to households in the Lagos East Senatorial District as part of the Ileya edition of his Food Pack distribution program. This initiative, which follows a previous distribution of over 10,000 food packs to commemorate his 60th birthday, reflects Senator Abiru's ongoing commitment to alleviating hunger and supporting vulnerable communities.

Beneficiaries from the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the district gathered eagerly at distribution points in their communities, expressing gratitude for the senator's continued support. This act of kindness comes at a crucial time, as many families struggle with the rising cost of staple foods during the festive season.

In his Sallah goodwill message, Senator Abiru, who chairs the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions, as well as the Southern Senators’ Forum, reassured his constituents of his dedication to enacting laws and initiatives that enhance their quality of life. He urged patience and faith in the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emphasizing that the administration's policy decisions would soon yield positive outcomes.

Senator Abiru's optimism was evident as he highlighted the intended impact of his Food Packs Programme, designed to mitigate the economic hardships faced by Lagos East residents. He acknowledged the efforts of the Federal Government and Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in striving for food security and price stability.

This recent food pack distribution is part of Senator Abiru’s broader humanitarian efforts. Notably, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he provided over N150 million in financial relief to more than 2,500 vulnerable individuals, with monthly credits of N5,000 over a 24-month period.

Heartfelt Responses from Beneficiaries

1. Mrs. Amina Oladipo from Ikorodu expressed profound gratitude: "This food pack came at a time when my family and I were wondering how we would celebrate Ileya. Senator Abiru has truly been a blessing to us."

2. Mr. Adebayo Folorunsho, a resident of Epe, shared his relief: "The cost of food has been so high, but this gesture from Senator Abiru has eased our burden. We can now celebrate with joy and not worry about our next meal."

3. Mrs. Yetunde Adewale from Somolu was emotional: "Words cannot express how thankful I am. My children will have a proper meal this Sallah. Senator Abiru has shown us that he genuinely cares."

4. Mr. Ibrahim Lawal, a fisherman from Ibeju-Lekki, stated: "This food pack is a lifeline. With the current economic situation, it’s been tough to make ends meet. Senator Abiru’s generosity is a light in these hard times."

5. Miss Funmilayo Ajayi, a single mother from Kosofe, remarked: "Receiving this food pack means the world to me. It’s more than just food; it’s a reminder that we are not alone, and someone is looking out for us."

The distribution of food packs not only provides immediate relief but also strengthens the bond between the senator and his constituents, fostering a sense of community and shared resilience. As Lagos East celebrates Eid-el-Kabir, Senator Abiru’s efforts stand as a testament to the impact of dedicated public service and compassionate leadership.

Mr. Enitan Olukotun

Media Aide to Senator Tokunbo Abiru 

Thursday, 13th June, 2024


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