The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu Constituency I in the House yesterday, Wednesday, August 29, 2018, disbursed N20 million to market women, artisans, transporters, and other groups in the community.
The lawmaker distributed the seed-money to beneficiaries drawn across the 17 wards in his constituency while giving account of his stewardship tagged, “Conviction for Greater Impact”.
According to him, the intervention was to assist the beneficiaries to expand their capital base and develop their businesses.
“This is about the last account of stewardship before the primaries and the general elections and that is why we have decided to improve on what we have been doing.
“This is the 8th edition of our empowerment programme for both men and women. Although we have been using banks but now with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in place, we have N20 million to disburse for empowerment through it,” he said.
Agunbiade listed his achievements to include the annual youth empowerment and skill acquisition, sponsoring the property protection law to deal with the menace of land grabbers (Ajagungbales) and saving over 1000 houses from demolition at Lambo Lasunwon, Aribila and Parafa communities.
He added that he had given out interest-free loans to market women and men as well as the Community Development Associations in the past.
Also speaking on the occasion, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, commended the lawmaker for effective representation and quality legislation and urged him to do more.
The monarch noted that the empowerment programmes had impacted the lives of people positively and urged beneficiaries to continue to use the money judiciously. “You can see that he has been following the footsteps of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and I think he has done well,” he said.