As part of efforts to cushion the effect of the ravaging global pandemic COVID-19 on his constituents, the member representing Epe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Wale Raji has began the disbursement of cash grant of N5000 each to his constituents.
Hon Wale Raji said apart from the legislative support the House has given to the Federal Government and the recent donation of their two months’ salary to fight the pandemic, he came up with the cash grant to give economic succour to his constituents who in the last few days have not accessed their various sources of livelihood due to the lockdown 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.
Hon Raji 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 house 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 Hon Wale 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.
Hon Wale Raji was joined in the exercise by the Executive Chairman of Eredo LCDA, Hon Saliu Adeniyi, Hon Tolani Odeyemi, Hon Dolapo Oladunjoye, Hon Agbaraojo among other constituents.