Tokunbo Abiru Consolidation Team, TACT, which headquarters in Ikorodu on Thursday endorsed the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, FCA, for a second term in office.
The group, in a statement co-signed by its Conveners, Omo’ba ‘Peju Akinyemi, a notable Community media practitioner and Mr Shakiru Seidu, a renowned media Practitioner, said the Ikorodu born federal lawmaker has outperformed all his predecessors in the less than two years he has spent in the Senate hence deserving a second term in office.
The statement further stated that the public endorsement of the hard-working Senator was the first step among many other activities and mobilization exercises to be embarked upon by the newly formed Tokunbo Abiru Consolidation Team (TACT) ahead of the party’s primary in May 2022.
The Conveners noted that the Senator, in the discharge of the sacred mandate entrusted to him by the esteemed constituents of Lagos East, is leveraging his wealth of experience as a seasoned and accomplished ex-banker with global exposure to herald a new order in legislative representation and interventions in critical areas of needs of the people.
They noted that ‘shortly after his inauguration as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 15th December 2020, Abiru commissioned an extensive NEEDS ASSESSMENTS to gather empirical data on the needs of the people in order of urgency and priorities.
The Human-Centred Design Approach, he noted brought the people into the decision-making mix and further endeared him to the good people of the Lagos East Senatorial District.
The startling findings of the NEEDS ASSESSMENTS formed the basis of his interventions across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in the last 15 months in the saddle.
Cataloguing the achievements of the Senate Committee Chairman on Industries, Omo’ba Akinyemi listed the followings;
In response to the agony of many households especially the vulnerable members of the Lagos East who were badly hit by the devastating impacts of the Corona-Virus pandemic, Abiru launched COVID-19 Financial Assistance Scheme for widows, aged, unemployed youth, Persons with Physical disabilities and women in the district. No fewer than 2500 vulnerable people are getting direct credit transfers every month.
He also set up liaison offices in Epe, Kosofe, Ibeju-Lekki and Somolu to complement the main constituency in Ikorodu. This was done to make access to constituency services easier.
In the area of education, the #DoingGood Senator has done well. Abiru facilitated 24 classrooms with furniture and modern instructional materials with 16 toilets and a solar-powered borehole at Aga Primary School in Ikorodu.
In Ibeju-Lekki, RCM Primary School, Iwerekun also got blocks of classrooms courtesy of the Senator. Ditto for Ajelogo Primary School in Kosofe and Igbobi Junior High School, where an ICT centre was facilitated.
Six hundred brilliant but indigent students in tertiary institutions also benefited from a bursary scheme set up under the Senator’s Foundation, Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT) Foundation.
In Epe, Senator Abiru facilitated a 960-spectator capacity mini-stadium equipped with basketball and volleyball courts and rehabilitated the entire popular Oluwo market and increased the number of shops from 259 to 319 comprising lock-up shops, open sheds and 48 toilets.
The performing Senator also facilitated the construction of a 40-bed Health facility and Dental Centre at the Ikorodu Campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), now known as the Lagos State University of Science and Technology. A 200-solar-powered street light was attracted to the institution.
In the same manner, another 30-Bed Health facility at Mascara Health Centre in Agboyi Ketu LCDA was also provided to the people. Likewise, another 40-bed is under construction at Is, Ikorodu North LCDA.
The Senator also facilitated the supply and installation of transformers in several locations across the Lagos East Senatorial District.
To further spread prosperity across the district, in April, the Senator will unveil N300Million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan Scheme at a very concessional Interest rate of 6 per cent per annum for the benefit of MSMEs, Artisans and tradesmen in Lagos East.
The legislator has also set up the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) in partnership with renowned technology and Social Enterprise company, The Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) in Lagos to train youths in the senatorial district on relevant digital and innovation skills and build the best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy.
The statement added that the people of Lagos East are fortunate to have a man who truly understands developmental politics and gives his best in the discharge of his assignment.
The Conveners concluded by appealing to all and sundry, particularly APC leaders across Lagos East to reciprocate the achievements of Senator Abiru in 15 months with an automatic return ticket to the Senate.