The Management of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area is set to partner with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), TAG Foundation in providing succour to the vulnerable in the LCDA.
The Council’s Executive Chairman, Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani (H.I.D), disclosed this in a stakeholders sensitisation programme with representatives of TAG Foundation at the Council’s Secretariat on Friday, 28th August 2020.
The Council boss, who was represented at the meeting by his Chief of Staff, Hon. Odebiyi Jamiu commended members of the Foundation for the bold initiative to assist the less privileged in the society.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment towards making life more meaningful for the people, especially the most vulnerable in Ojokoro LCDA.
Tijani stated that his administration distributed several relief packages ranging from food items to cash, as palliatives to the most vulnerable in Ojokoro LCDA, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
He assured TAG Foundation members that his administration will do everything possible to ensure that the project succeeds, just as he urged all stakeholders present at the sensitisation programme to co-operate with the Foundation to generate required information on potential beneficiaries of the relief packages.
Speaking at the programme, co-founder of TAG Foundation, Mr Oyi-Obute Shadrack, explained that five thousand people are being targeted for the project in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, however, the first phase will begin with one thousand beneficiaries in the next few weeks.
He further disclosed that the palliative is meant for the most vulnerable in the society who find it difficult to feed themselves daily, as beneficiaries would be placed on a monthly stipend of twelve thousand naira, with an additional supply of varieties of foodstuff and sanitary products and also empowered to be self-reliant.
The TAG Foundation Chief therefore appealed to all kind-hearted philanthropists in Ojokoro LCDA to assist in funding the project.
He concluded that stakeholders present at the sensitisation programme are expected to assist in identifying those who are truly qualified to benefit from the project in their various communities, but warned that the project should not be politicised, in order to achieve the main objective of the Foundation.
Many stakeholders, such as traditional, religious and community leaders, as well as top officials of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, including the Supervisor for Agriculture and Social Services, Hon. Olugbenga Otule-Davies were present at the programme.