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For nine (9) consecutive month running, 1,079 beneficiaries of the Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Financial Assistance received direct credit in their respective bank accounts today across 98 wards of the 16 Local Governments and the Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in the Lagos East Senatorial District.

 

Those that benefitted this September belong to the Batch A category. Over a thousand beneficiaries in the category B will receive support next month.

 

 The COVID-19 support scheme which kicked off  January, 2021 in fulfilment of the promise made by the distinguished Senator during the electioneering to assist the poorest of the poor across the Lagos East Senatorial District.

 

Selected beneficiaries have been getting N5000 assistance bimonthly (i.e once in two months) since the beginning of the year and it will run through the year by way of direct credit to their bank accounts.

 

Beneficiaries include physically-challenged persons, aged, unemployed youth, widows and other vulnerable people in the senatorial district.

 

Senator Abiru, an accomplished banker has been breaking new frontiers in less than ten months in the saddle.

 

The Senator’s legislative agenda which is predicated on provision of good to the greater number of the people is already being felt across the socio-strata in the district.

 

Concerned about the plight of constituents and other road users plying Ikorodu/Sagamu Road and Ikorodu/Itoikin/Epe Epe Road, the distinguished Senator moved a motion calling on the Federal Government to urgently intervene on the two critical roads.

 

Following the motion, Contractors have since moved to site on Ikorodu Sagamu Road.

 

Under same period, Senator Tokunbo Abiru sponsored a bill titled, ‘The Copyright Act Repeal And Re-enactment Bill, 2021’ that will replace the extant Copyright Act Cap C28 LFN 2004.

 

The critical bill that will revolutionize the knowledge and intellectual property industry has scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate. Public hearing will be held on the bill in October.

 

The Distinguished Senator also facilitated a four blocks of 24 classrooms equipped with furniture and modern instruction materials, 16 toilets to Aga Primary School. The completed blocks of classrooms is completed and billed for commissioning soon.

 

In Epe, a mini stadium is currently under construction. A 40-bed Primary Health Centre is coming to Agboyi-Ketu LCDA..

 

In October, a whopping 600 brilliant tertiary institutions students in the Lagos East Senatorial District will benefit from the Senator’s Annual Bursary Scheme.

 

And in November, The Office of Senator Abiru in partnership with Fate Foundation, about 1, 000 Micro, Small and  Medium Enterprises in the District will be trained in a two-day MSME Clinic.

 

Enitan Olukotun

 

Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru

(Media and Publicity)


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BUA Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu Donates 10bn Naira Security Support Fund For Various Interventions Through ASR Africa

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Leading Nigerian Businessman, Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari today in Abuja, to update him and to thank him for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive, and also brief him on the strides BUA Group has made in the past few years.

 

Thereafter, Rabiu briefed the President on the activities of his foundation, The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) during which he also announced the donation of a N10billion Nigeria Security Support Fund from ASR Africa towards the provision of some security equipment, medical and other supplies, upgrade of health facilities and other infrastructure for families of those on the frontlines.

 

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A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has gone under the knife.

 

The former Ekiti state governor had two major surgical operations within five months. One in February (neck) and another one earlier this week (back).

According to his associates, the surgeries are results of the attack on him during the 2018 Ekiti governorship election.

 

This newspaper recalls that in July 2018, dozens of armed police officers barricaded a venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally, close to the Ekiti Government House.

 

Videos of the incident showed the police using tear gas to disperse the PDP supporters, including the then state governor, Fayose, who was also affected by the police action.

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