The atmosphere at the Ikorodu Local Government on Wednesday was frenzy as the Executive Chairman of the council, Hon Wasiu Adeshina presents 15 official cars to 15 officials of the local government.
Beneficiaries of the new cars included the Vice Chairman, Secretary to the Local Government and Council Leader.
Others include the seven Councillors and the Council’s Human Resources Manager.
Adeshina, while presenting the vehicles to the beneficiaries pointed out the the presentation of official cars was done to enhance the effectiveness of the officers in the discharge of their official duties.
Adeshina also presented cash support of N10,000 and raw food bags each to 100 widows, aged and less privileged selected from different wards across the local government area.
‘The vehicles were presented to the benefitting officials in order to enhance their efficiency. The vehicles are official cars and not luxury. They are expected to use the cars to be more effective in the discharge of their duties’.
He however advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the vehicles and ensure regular maintenance for it to continue to serve them well.
For the widows, aged and less privileged, Adeshina said the financial and food support was a token of their own dividends of democracy, especially in the spirit of the Christmas Season.
He noted further that the event was a way of extending the goodwill of his administration to the widows, aged and less privileged people across the local government.
The council boss also used the opportunity of the event to challenge well-meaning Nigerians, philanthropists and organized private sector to extend a hand of fellowship and love to the widows and less privileged in the society, as a way of ensuring giving them a sense of belonging.
He also advocated for the building of more Old People’s Homes as a way of alleviating their sufferings.
Speaking in the similar vein, wife of the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Mrs Bolanle Adeshina appealed to Nigerians to show love to the widows and less privileged people in the society.
She equally solicited support for the election of all APC candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Leader of the Ikorodu Local Government Legislative House, Hon Adebowale expressed gratitude to the Chairman for the vehicles.
He noted that, the official cars would assist him and other beneficiaries in the efficient delivery of their official duties and responsibilities.