By Amidu Arije
No fewer than 2000 residents of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, smiled home on Thursday as the Executive Chairman of the Council, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada, popularly called Mayoress, distributed food palliatives to them at the council secretariat.
The food distribution is part of the monthly welfare package of the Bada administration tagged ‘Operation Feed the Elderly/Widows Initiative’ and the July exercise is the fifth edition since the Mayoress was sworn in as the council chairman, on January 30, 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The beneficiaries of this month edition of the Food Palliative Initiative were seen lined up with strict adherence to protocols of COVID-19 to receive the food packs from the Mayoress, the Deputy Mayoress, Alhaji Mukail Adisa and the Leader of the council’s Legislative Arm, Hon. Usman Ajibola Akanni.
The beneficiaries who were largely made up of aged men and women, widows, members of community development associations, Hausa and Ibo indigenes resident in the council area were excited as the council boss doles out the palliatives to them.
Each of the beneficiaries who were chosen from the seven wards that made up the council went home with a bag packed full with rice, beans and garri.
An elated elder, appreciated the council Chairman for her show of love and welfarism package for the people especially the elderly, widows and other residents in the council.