*pledges support to 500 Women after pandemic
By Gift Chapi Odekina
In order to cushion the effect of the ravaging global pandemic “Covid-19” on the people, a member of the House of Representatives, Rep.Wale Raji today began the disbursement of a cash grant of 5000 each to his constituents.
Rep. Wale Raji representing Epe Federal Constituency of Lagos state said apart from the legislative support the House has given to the Federal Government and the recent donation of their 2 months salary to fight the pandemic, he came up with the cash grant to give economic succor to his constituents who have in the last few days not have access to their various sources of livelihood due to the lock down order by the Federal Government. He said the gesture is apolitical and as such is not limited to the political class.
He also made public his plan to support 500 women with grant to support their existing businesses that would have been affected by the pandemic when it subsides.
The lawmaker urged his constituents to continue to obey the stay at home order, observe social distancing and continue to stay safe in order to ensure the pandemic is defeated on time.
He said the disbursement is targeted at around 1000 selected members of his constituency starting from Eredo LCDA using the ward to ward and house to approach to ensure the social distancing order is obeyed. He said the exercise will move to Epe Central, Ikosi-Ejinrin and other parts of Epe Federal Constituency.
The recipients comprising mostly the elderly, women, non Indigenes, religious leaders and physically challenged appreciated Rep Raji for the gesture and urged other well meaning individuals to emulate the legislator by lending a helping hand to the people at a trying time like this.