Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Industries and Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has assured that he will not relent in his efforts to ensure qualitative representation for the people of the district.
This assurance was given by the Senator during a meeting with the Chairmen and Secretaries of the Community Development Committee (CDC) in the Lagos East Senatorial District at his residence in Ikorodu.
The CDC Executives, led by their chairman, Chief R.O. Ajayi, recognized Senator Abiru’s unprecedented achievements across the district’s 98 wards in the district’s 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs.
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The grassroots leaders specifically thanked the Senators for facilitating electricity transformers for rural communities and the resumption of work on the Ikorodu/Sagamu Highway, which was a result of Senator Abiru’s motion and other legislative interventions.
Senator Abiru thanked the CDC leaders and acknowledged the important role they played in supplementing the government’s role in community development at the grassroot level in his remarks. Abiru reiterated that his approach is based on equity across the district’s wards.
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According to him, the awarding of bursaries to 600 higher education students, capacity development training for 1000 MSMEs, grants to business people, facilitation of schools, mini-stadiums, hospitals, market remodelling, street lighting, and a variety of other initiatives are consistent with his mantra of providing greater good to a greater number of people.
The Senator stated that the NEEDS ASSESSMENTS he conducted to learn about the pressing needs of various communities guided him in the placement of projects and other social interventions. According to him, this influenced the selection of projects made available to the district’s various communities.
The Senator also informed his visitors about the Ikorodu/Sagamu Highway project. He stated that funding for the critical road has already been secured through the SUKUK financing plan, and that the road will be completed within the projected time frame.
Senator Abiru stated that his COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme for the Vulnerable in Lagos East, which has been in operation since January 2021, has provided relief to many households in the district. He revealed that last week, Batch A beneficiaries in the 2500 pool received direct credit transfers for January 2022.
The Senator also revealed that the N300 million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan for MSMEs in the district is set to begin at the end of April 2021.
Abiru, who has been urging people to register for PVCs with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has asked the CDC Executives to urge CDAs under them to mobilize residents to get their PVCs.