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COVID-19: Bamgbose gives lifeline to Badagry residents

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By Bola Akinmodiro

Residents of Badagry have been given a lifeline amidst the widespread cry of hunger occasioned by the Covid-19 lockdown in the state.

A top politician in the area, hon. Bamgbose Hontonyon Joseph who was a member of the House of Representatives donated more than 2000 food packs to support the residents.

While making the donations, Bamgbose said it is important for everyone get involved in the fight against the corona virus irrespective of status, political party or religious affiliation.

He described Covid-19 as a major eorld disaster which has claimed so many lives.

His words: “Except you are not human or have human feeling, you can’t claim ignorance of what is happening. We can see from the records how corona virus has eaten deep into the nation and has affected many homes.” Bamgbose said.

“My aim is to pay back to my community once again as part of my leadership style to support the state, federal and local government.

“I packaged three items for the people; Rice, Garri (Cassava Flour) and Fresh Fish. Bamgbose said

On sharing formula, Hon. Bamgbose said; “The three food pack is presented to just one person/family as a complete package to enable them feed for a fees days at least. My focus was also on the less privileged, aged and widows. Although I was also moved to give youths too who lamented serious hunger this COVID-19 period due to the lockdown.”

Mrs. Serah Jesuvivi one of the beneficiaries thanked Hon. Bamgbose for his humanitarian and philanthropic support to Badagry community via the stimulus pack saying this is not the first time. He has been doing it before, especially during festive seasons. She added.

“I had nothing to eat at home, I was sited thinking of what to eat when a friend told me that Bamgbose is around, when i got here to my surprise, i was presented Garri, Rice and Fish. I am very happy and I pray God continue to bless Bamgbose always.” Serah said

“May God continue to bless this man, hunger took me out of home and he just packed by my side and asked me to take, he is an angel” said anonymous along Owode road

Bamgbose who had compassion on the crowd that stormed his Badagry residence, encouraged them that this time of hardship and hunger will soon pass over.

“I understand how we all feel, please as part of government directive and WHO precautions, let us adhere advice by washing and always disinfect our hands, be your brother keeper by maintaining social distancing, use your nose mask and comply with the regulations by Staying At Home.

He further instruct the people to line up in line with the social distancing while they come into the building in ten’s.

Aside the home/residential presentation in Badagry, Bamgbose also took items to Owode, Kweme, Imota, Ganyingbo and other village areas in Badagry.

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‘Kunle Poly’ pleads with Lagos youth to maintain the peace

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As normalcy gradually returns to Lagos aftermath of the widespread arson visited on the state by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest, an influential youth leader and the branch Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Island, Alhaji Abdulazeez Adekunle Lawal, popularly addressed as ‘Kunle Poly’ has  expressed sadness over the burning of the palace of the Oba of Lagos and appealed for calm among the riotious youth, while also canvassing for support for the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Kunle poly addressed the Press on Tuesday at his Lagos Island office.

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Alaba Amalgamated Council commiserates with Ojo police station, donates items for rebuilding

…thanks Gov. Sanwo-Olu for re-opening Lagos markets

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By Adeola Oluwaseun Oluwole

A week after a widespread arson which left many public utilities burnt in Lagos including police stations, the Alaba Amalgamated Council of Sectional heads have commiserated with Ojo police station and donated items to fast-track the rebuilding of the station.

The Council which visited the dilapidated police property on Tuesday 27th of October, 2020 to see the level of damage and to show their support to the command also facilitated the re-roofing of the station

The council of sectional heads led by the president Ichie Fabian E. Ezorjika donated office tables, chairs, electronics and a power generating set to the station.

Also, the roofing of the police station was changed and sponsored by Evang. Paulilus Ugochukwu ( a.k.a Sound Prince).

Ojo local government Chairman Hon. Rosulu Idowu donated and an Ilux van to the station as their patrol van was also burnt during the incidence.

In another development, the Alaba International Amalgamated Traders Association (Council of Sections) has expressed appreciation to the Lagos state government, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the promptness in re-opening markets in the state after last week’s riots.

Th association commended governor Sanwoolu for yielding to the cries of its members on the inconveniences the one-day on, and one-day off pattern characterized by the pandemic caused them economically.

They promised to adhere to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s rules guiding against Covid-19 and ensure full compliance of traders in tax payment.

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EndSARS: United Action For Change, UAC warns Lagos govt not to politicize support for business owners whose stores were looted

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The United Action For Change, UAC , a non-for- profit organization playing a pivotal role in birthing a new socio-political order in Nigeria has issued a stern warning to Lagos State Government not to politicize its MSME Recovery Fund for businesses owners whose stores were looted by the so-called hoodlums during the #EndSARS imbroglio.

These funds should not be largesse for politicians and their cronies as this would further worsen the trust deficit between the government and its people. Everything should be conducted in a transparent and accountable manner to ameliorate the pains of those who are hurting, the group admonished.

The Statement adds, “We therefore call on the government to set up a credible independent body cutting across various sectors to manage the screening and disbursement of funds to affected businesses, devoid of government influence”. If not out of place, we suggest representative of the market women, journalists union, the Nigerian Bar Association, the Nigeria Medical Association, the Nigeria Labour Congress and two representatives of the Youths.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by the Group Acting National Publicity Secretary, Enitan Olukotun and its Secretary General, Michael Popoola Ajayi, UAC commiserates with state government and the people of the state who lost loved ones and properties to rampaging ‘hoodlums ‘who unleashed terror on the people, their businesses and public assets.

The group also commended the Lagos Command of Nigerian Police Force for the professionalism exhibited this time around.

“It is disheartening to know that whilst most of the government’s assets were insured , many small business owners don’t have any insurance cover. Consequently , the real loss actually tilts in favour of the Private entrepreneurs.

“We also demand that more awareness should be created on the fund. Social media especially Twitter is not the most effective medium to reach out to the affected people, particularly market women. Publicity should run in local languages on radio and television so that none of the affected businesses will be left out.

“UAC also objected to Friday 30th October, 2020 deadline for application. The deadline should be extended at least by a week to allow distraught business owners to avail themselves of this opportunity”. .

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