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The Executive Chairman, Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area Alhaja Funmilayo Muhammed doling out food packages to indigents residents

Be patient ,Tinubu working to address hardship,LG boss urges Nigerians

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By Adeyemi Adeleye

The Executive Chairman, Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area, Alhaja Funmilayo Muhammed, has called on Nigerians to be patient with President Bola Tinubu in his efforts to address economic hardship.

Muhammed made this remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the council’s Mega Palliatives Distribution to communities on Thursday at the LCDA Secretariat.

The council chairperson, while distributing packaged food bags containing rice, garri, semi vita, vegetable oil among others ,to no fewer 1,000 residents, said that food remained a necessity for human survival.

“My advice to the people at this time of the economy is to please calm down: the President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ,is not sleeping on his campaign promises.

” People should calm down, everything will be okay. We are beginning to see a downward trend in the economic hardship, with naira exchange to dollar reducing.

“We know the kind of President we have. He is a lover of people, he cannot fail. He knows what he is doing and everything will surely come back to normal.

“Everybody in Apapa Iganmu should calm down and let everyone be praying for the President,” Muhammed said.

The Executive Chairman, Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area Alhaja Funmilayo Muhammed doling out food packages to indigents residents at the council Secretariat on Thursday in Lagos.

 

She urged Nigerians to continue to pronounce blessings on the country and be optimistic about its future.

Speaking on the food items, Muhammed said that the gesture, being the second in the year, was in compliance with the President’s directive to government at the grassroots to support the people.

She said: “We have to give our people succour by distributing these palliatives so as to relieve them of the current economic burden.

“That is the instructions from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we have to feed the people. We are keying into the Federal Government’s feeding the nation initiative.

“We cannot quantify the resources that have gone into this exercise. Our purpose is to put smiles on the people.”

The council boss said that her administration had also been training all manner of youths in various vocations to empower them.

“In two weeks time, we shall be graduating 250 students in various vocations such as confectionery, tailoring, stylists, and we are providing materials for them to start business.”

Also speaking, Prince Kamoru Ojora, the House Leader, Apapa-Iganmu LCDA Legislative Arm, who commended the chairman, said that  the people’s well being remained a priority of the council.

A beneficiary, Ms Latifat Fadipe, who noted that she got the palliative for the first time, expressed gratitude to the chairman for being sensitive to the need of the people.

“I was not expecting  this gesture. I am very grateful to the chairman. We want government at the state and federal level to do more to revamp the economy,” Mrs Monsurat Sadiq, an hairdresser, told NAN.

Mr Raufu Bolatito, a physically challenged man, who also applauded the council boss for the gesture, said the package would help him a lot.

Malam Haruna Jibril, another beneficiary,also applauded the chairman for capturing other tribes and religions in the palliative distribution.

Mr Segun Adebayo, also a beneficiary, commended the orderliness in the distribution , said the package would serve his family at least three weeks. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Buhari Bolaji

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