The need for eminent and well to do Nigerians to always support community developments has again been stressed by the senator representing Lagos East senatorial district, Tokunbo Abiru.

Speaking at the 33rd Igbogbo day celebrations, Senator Abiru extolled the industrious nature of Igbogbo people and remarked that illustrious sons and daughters of the kingdom have contributed immensely to the development of Lagos State and by extension Nigeria.

“Coincidentally, you are also blessed with a Monarch who is well educated as a lawyer with vast experience in private and public practice before his ascension to the throne of his forefathers. I therefore enjoin you to continue to give Kabiesi the needed collaborative support and cooperation to foster economic prosperity for the upliftment and development of Igbogbo Kingdom.

‘When Kabiesi informed me that I will be the Chairman of this occasion, I gladly accepted without any hesitation considering the bond between me and Kabiyesi and the unalloyed support that I got from the people of Igbogbo during last December Lagos East Senatorial bye-election”. He said

As one of the towns under his supervision, senator Abiru said he was working committedly, ‘charting new paths in alignment with the new normal and by extension global thinking’.

” Our programmes and interventions are people-centered which are meant for the benefit of the larger number of our esteemed constituents.

‘’You all will recall that I was elected Senator on December 5, 2020 and this was just about the time we were all coming out of the economic crisis caused by the global pandemic of Covid-19 which affected a lot of low income earners and small and medium businesses.

Abiru Organizes Capacity Development Training For MSMEs In Lagos East 

‘’To ameliorate the impact of this on the people of Lagos East, since January 2021, I have been facilitating direct credit transfers to over 2500 people as a form of Covid-19 relief support.

‘’We have done this consistently for the past eleven months. The beneficiaries were drawn across the 98 wards in the 16 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in the Lagos East Senatorial district.

‘’Also upon my assumption as the Senator representing Lagos East, I conducted a Needs Assessment and one of the things that featured was the need to upscale the technological and digital skill sets of youths for them to be globally competitive in order to contribute to national development.

‘’In addressing this needs gap, I am currently setting up a Community Innovation Hub in partnership with Co-Creation Hub, a world class Innovation Centre in Lagos to train youths in my senatorial district on relevant soft skills and build best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever dynamic global economy.
‘’This will be privately funded by me through my foundation, Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team Foundation (TACT).

‘’On the 14th of October 2021, I gave bursary awards to 600 indigents but brilliant students across Lagos East Senatorial District who were thoroughly selected on merit by an Independent Board.

‘’In the present economy, it is a general knowledge that the Micro, Medium, Small Enterprises (MSMEs) form the largest business operators in Nigeria and there is a need to enhance their capacity for economic recovery.

‘’In line with this, on Monday 8th November 2021, I organized a one-day Business Clinic for 1000 MSMEs across the 98 wards and 16 LCDAs to build the capacity of these businesses and I announced a N100,000,000 (One Hundred Million Naira) Constituency Intervention revolving Loan, which will be topped by additional 100 Million Naira from the bank of Industry.

‘’I have also moved the motions for increased funding for accelerated completion of Ikorodu-Ishagamu Road; and the rehabilitation of Ikorodu Itoikin Road. I am happy to report that the motion has led to the inclusion of the funding of Ikorodu-Shagamu in the SUKUK program which is a special financing service’’.