Lawmaker representing Somolu Federal Constituency in Lagos State, Ademorin Kuye, has distributed the Federal Government food palliative to 3,000 residents of Somolu and Bariga.

Aged men and women, including youths, converged on former Somolu Local Government on Durosimi Street to receive rice and cassava flour (gari) in sack bag.

President Bola Tinubu had ordered that N200 million and N100 million be given to each senator and member of House of Representatives to distribute food and goods to their constituents.

On initial delays in the distribution, Chairman of Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Yemi Adaramodu, explained lawmakers were yet to receive supplies then from the Federal Government.

Kuye said President Tinubu was implementing efforts to improve standard of living.

He urged Nigerians to be patient with the President, promising them they would see better results of the removal of subsidy.

The legislator said wage awards, students loans, and increases in state’s monthly allocation are benefits introduced.

“We have been supplied with these items to deliver to you by President Tinubu. You have heard all sorts of things about the President’s palliative.

“The Federal Government believes the after-effects of subsidy removal will not be easy on our people, that is why we have this programme and others. The government introduced students loans to make education easy for the less privileged.

“The government introduced wage awards for civil servants, and because all of us are not civil servants, here is food for all…

“If we look at state’s monthly allocation, it has increased compared to what it used to be. Instead of wasting money on subsidy, the Federal Government is putting things in place to make Nigeria a better place’’.

All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman in Bariga, Akin Majolagbe, hailed the President for the palliative.He said: “We appreciate Bola Tinubu. We appreciate Kuye It shows both of them care about the people.

”Former Chairman of Somolu, Omogbolahan Bagostowe, appealed to the people to be patient with President Tinubu.He urged the people to discard false information, adding inflation is a global problem.

“All of us will get what the President has sent to us. The President knows what we are going through. For anything to be good, it will look like the current situation of the economy. Let us all be patient with Tinubu. Awolowo said we should fight for ourselves and that is what we did by voting for Tinubu. He is working and we will see the effect of his good work soon.

“Even in London, USA, and other parts of the world, things are expensive when compared to Nigeria. Let’s do away with gossip and support Tinubu in his good work. Kuye has done well by delivering the food to our people and we know he will do more on his own.

”Vice Chairman, Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Kupoluyi Zainab also said: “It is not only in Nigeria that is going through economic hardship but it is all over the world. All we need to do is support and believe in President Tinubu and his administration. We appreciate the food palliative and we appreciate our own man for remembering us.

”One of the beneficiaries, Jimoh Oluwakemi, expressed her appreciation to the president for remembering them and voiced her happiness over it.“I am happy to have benefited from this. It is unexpected. The government made a promise and they fulfilled it. This food palliative shows they remember us. We also thank Kuye for giving back to his constituents. I can assure you that this palliative will go far in helping every family.

”Another beneficiary, Bisi Bakare said: “This is a good initiative. It is not about politics but they gave all of us. Tinubu has done well and we look forward to more from the government. I appreciate the lawmaker for doing this. This food will help us because, with the economic situation in the country, a lot of us cannot afford this food. That is why we say thank you to the President for this gift.”

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