The Legislator and MHR representing the people of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. James Adisa Owolabi has given the sum of five million naira (N5million) to community leaders, group leaders and stakeholders in the community to combat issues negating social development.
According to Hon. Adisa the grant will enable stakeholders and community leaders to conveniently fight against ethical crises, communal problems, abuse, human trafficking, police brutality and other societal ills in Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency.
“There is no gainsaying that Africa is battling with several human caused problems which is a deadly virus but this move is bid to nip it in the bud and must stop”, he said.
While speaking to the stakeholders present, he urged that everyone is expected to notify the authorities when they noticed or see anybody trying to cause mayhem or other unrest in the community.
“It is understandable that you will need mobilisation to move around to see what is happening in the society and probably make some calls. This is the purpose of the grant”, he said.
The grant cuts across all strata of Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro where one hundred beneficiaries got fifty thousand naira (N50,000.00) respectively.
Another highlight of the event is the presentation of Omoluabi Odo Odua’s award to the legislator in appreciation of his activities and moves to bring about development in the constituency.
Other dignitaries present at the event include All Progressive Congress (APC) Lagos State executive members Barrister Joan Adebuboye and Mrs Kofo Ajayi, the APC Party Chairman Ojokoro LCDA Prince Adewale Bello, APC Party Deputy Chairman Ifako-Ijaiye Hon Sumonu (Brasco), the Executive Chairman Ojokoro LCDA, Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani ably represented by Hon. Jamiu Odebiyi, CDAC Chairman, Lagos State Alhaji A.An Amusat, CDC Chairmen Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro respectively Pastor Samuel Opajobi; Barrister Alabi, the wife of the MHR Alhaja Fatima Balogun Owolabi (Faaji) Iya Adinni General Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro, religious leaders, market executives among others.