The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Tokunbo Abiru has doled out grants to selected market women and traders across the district.
Abiru made this known on Thursday at the commissioning of two projects in Epe, done by the Presidency through the office of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu inaugurated the projects which include a 960-capacity mini-stadium with sporting facilities and the remodelled Oluwo Fish market which was expanded to accommodate over 300 shops.
In his address, Abiru said he was passionate about improving the socio-economic conditions of his constituents, adding that he will not relent in his quest to ensure there is greater good to the larger.
The senator also doled out grants worth 62.5m to 1,250 selected market women and traders across the senatorial district. He also extended the empowerment to 200 farmers who received hand-planters, along with business grants of N20,000 each.
Speaking at the event, Sanwo-Olu said the projects are ones that will have direct impacts on the socio-economic reality of the town, praising Abiru for “diligently” representing the district in the National Assembly.
“Over the last 18 months, Senator Abiru has dutifully delivered the dividends of democracy in several areas and on multiple fronts, not just in the primary mandate of law-making, but also in terms of life-changing empowerment and endowment,” he said.