Senator Abiru Congratulates Hon. Musiliu Alade Aigoro On His Appointment As A Commissioner, Lagos State Audit Service Commission ~Ajasa-Info

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Senator Tokunbo Abiru Congratulates Alhaji(Hon) Musiliu Alade Aigoro On His Appointment As A Commissioner, Lagos State Audit Service Commission

“On behalf of the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I congratulate my dear brother and political associate, Alhaji(Hon) Musiliu Alade Aigoro* on his appointment as a commissioner, Lagos State Audit Service Commission.”

“Alhaji Aigoro, is highly qualified for this position considering his vast experience in public administration from his days as the pioneer Executive Secretary, Lagos Island Sports Commission who bequeathed enduring legacies – the establishment the J.K. Randle Swimming Pool, Bombata Sporting Centre, Chief Molade Okoya Lawn Tennis Court among others.”

“He is an experienced and versatile grassroot politician who has consistently demonstrated loyalty to the party and upheld the sanctity of party supremacy.”

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“To the admiration of all progressives in Kosofe LGA in particular, Aigoro showed traits of good sportsmanship and took the party’s decision with equanimity.”

“Alhaji Aigoro has indeed paid his dues in politics. As a member of TACT(Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team), he played a pivotal role in the resounding electoral victory I had at the polls in December 2020. After the hard-earned victory, he continues to support me in my quest to ensure greater #Good to the larger number of our constituents in Lagos East Senatorial District.”

“On this well deserved appointment, I join the family, friends and political associates of Alhaji Aigoro in celebrating with him on this feat.”

Congratulations!

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA

Senator Abiru Celebrates Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON On Her 62nd Birthday ~Ajasa-Info

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Senator Tokunbo Abiru Celebrates Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON On Her 62nd Birthday

“On behalf of my family and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I congratulate the Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, OON, on her 62nd birthday.”

“Senator Tinubu, the amiable wife of our revered leader and the Presidential Candidate of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is indeed an amazon.”

“I celebrate your steadfastness in the preservation of democratic ideals of the progressives. I attest to your thoroughness and great capacity as an exemplary legislator who is passionate about advancing the cause of the marginalized.”

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“In terms of quality legislative representation and empowerment of constituents, you remain a reference in Lagos State and beyond. You endeared yourself to the grassroots of Lagos Central through periodic stewardship rendering town halls that is unprecedented in the history of the district.”

“As a strong pillar behind our esteemed leader, particularly at this critical time in the political career of our dear Asiwaju, we appreciate your support and encouragement on the patriotic quest of our leader to provide quality leadership for Nigeria. By God’s grace, everything will work together for our good in 2023.”

“Yeye, on this auspicious occasion of your birthday, I join your family and numerous associates and well wishers to pray that Almighty God grants you your heart desires and gives you good health and vitality as you age gracefully.”

Congratulations!

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA

N300 Million Revolving Loan: Senator Tokunbo Abiru Applauded For Fulfilling Promise To MSMEs, Constituents ~Ajasa-Info

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…Abiru Is Keeping Faith With The People Through Effective Representation- Gov Sanwo-Olu

The Chairman, Senate committee on industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA today in Lagos launched the N300Million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan at 6% per annum for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and entrepreneurs in Lagos East.

The #DoingGood Senator was commended by dignitaries including the governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, top executives of finance agencies in Nigeria and leaders of the party for fulfilling his promise he made to the people.

Beneficiaries who had been shortlisted for the high concessional loan were elated and thanked the Senator for providing the much needed support for their respective businesses.



The fund size is N300 million at a highly concessional 6 % (All-in) single digit Interest Rate Per annum. Loan tenor between 3 to 18 months and limit per beneficiary is pegged N100,000 – N1,000,000.
On why he is supporting MSMEs in the district, Abiru, a retired bank Chief Executive and former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State said MSMEs played a pivotal role in economic development adding that they contribute hugely to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He said, “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play an important role in the economic development process. This reality is acknowledged globally. They play crucial roles in job creation, income redistribution, mobilization of small savings, technology adaptation, economic inclusion and many more. In Nigeria, the MSMEs account for about 50% of our Gross Domestic Product and over 80% of employment and have footprints across all sectors of our economy. Therefore, they offer good channels for the realization of development objectives of job creation, economic inclusion and poverty reduction.

“Access to finance has been identified by various studies as one of the biggest challenges faced by small businesses in the Nigerian economy. Many MSMEs, out of desperation, take loans from informal financial markets and finance companies at outrageous interest rates, sometimes as high as between 50% – 120% per annum. MSMEs are also subjected to a lot of complex requirements such as loan collaterals, strenuous documentations, and bureaucratic processes which impede access to credit by these small businesses.

“This Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan for MSMEs will go a long way in bringing succor to our numerous small businesses in the Lagos East Senatorial District. To ensure the sustainability of the scheme, we have developed a risk management framework to make the scheme an enduring and revolving facility that will impact many more people beyond the first round of beneficiaries”.

Meanwhile, in June 2022, the Senator had dolled out N50,000 each to about 1,250 market women totalling N62.5million and also provided hand planters and working capital of N20,000 to about 200 rural farmers.

Governor of Lagos State , Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Gboyega Soyonwo said Senator Abiru has continued to keep faith with the people.

The governor said, “ I commend my dear brother, distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru for Keeping faith with his constituents, the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District and the entire people of Lagos State through effective representation at the red chamber and the various empowerment programmes he has initiated including the one being unveiled here today. This is an example of the dividends of democracy our people desire and we will not relent in ensuring that the welfare and wellbeing of our people remain our one and only priority”.

The Chairman of the occasion, Mr Olawale Edun, an international Finance expert, who is also the Chairman, ChapelHillDenham Group acknowledged that the Senator has brought great value into governance as an accomplished professional.

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The former Lagos State commissioner of Finance said; “ If you want to do anything that will be sustainable, do it the way the Senator has done it – bringing major institutions who will train and assist people and empower them to do their business. It is almost free money considering the 6% interest rate per annum. Take this money, use it well so that another person can benefit”.

The Managing Director, Bank of Industries, Mr Olukayode Pitan, in his remarks charged MSMEs to reposition their businesses in line with post pandemic realities.

He said, “The pandemic taught us many life-changing business lessons. We now know that new business owners’ top priority isn’t only finance but credible business intelligence and knowledge to guide their creation, survival and success strategies. The pandemic required resilient entrepreneurs to adapt their businesses to new economic realities, from making and branding their products to reaching customers’.

Olawale Fasanya, Director General , Small and Medium Enterprises Development of Nigeria (SMEDAN) said he was also a beneficiary of the good deed of Senator Abiru.

“ I am not sure the people of Lagos East know the kind of Senator they have. In my 19 years of working at the SMEDAN, I have not seen this kind of Senator. He is very passionate about the wellbeing of his constituents”.

The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Tejumola Abisoye, who was represented by Omolara Adewunmi , Director, Programmes, LSETF said the agency was pleased to partner with the office of the Senator in implementing the laudable initiative. She said 6% Interest per annum which was subsidized by the Senator is the lowest MSMEs can get anywhere.

“No financial institution can give you that. Even at LSETF we do 9%”, Adewunmi disclosed.

The Chief Executive Officer, The Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprise (CPPE), Dr Muda Yusuf commended Senator Abiru for promoting economic wellbeing of his constituents.

He said, “This remarkable initiative by distinguished Senator Tokunbo Abiru resonates perfectly with our core mandate as a civil society organization, which is the promotion of private enterprise.

“We believe that to salvage this economy and ensure social stability, we must promote the growth of private enterprises, especially the small businesses. And we must do this in a manner that is impactful and sustainable. In the light of this, it is the belief of the CPPE that this initiative deserves all the necessary support”.

Senator Abiru Congratulates Mr Femi Otedola (CON) On Appointment As Augustine University Chancellor ~Ajasa-Info

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The Chairman, Senate committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has congratulated the Chairman, Geregu Power PLC, Mr Femi Otedola (CON), on his appointment as the Chancellor, Augustine University, Ilara-Epe.

In a congratulatory message signed by Senator Abiru in Lagos on Tuesday , described the Epe-born business tycoon as worthy of the exalted position, adding that Mr Otedola will bring his vast knowledge in business management and administration into this assignment.

According to the lawmaker, the honour is yet another recognition of the numerous investments of Mr Otedola, particularly in the area of human capital development as evident in the generous contributions he had made in the structural development of Augustine University, especially the donation of N2billion Engineering Complex to the institution.

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“On behalf of the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I heartily congratulate my dear brother and illustrious son of Epe, Mr Femi Otedola on his appointment as the Chancellor, Augustine University.

“We are proud of your outstanding contributions to the overall development of not only Epe but Lagos State at large and Nigeria in general. Your unwavering passion for human capital development of the people is highly commendable.

“On this worthy feat, I join your family, associates and well -wishers in congratulating you. Keep up the good work”, the Senator said.

Senator Abiru Launches N300 Million Constituency Revolving Loan at 6% Per Annum Interest Rate Loan For MSMEs In Lagos East ~Ajasa-Info

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The Chairman Senate Committee on Industries and Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru,FCA has unveiled and called on all Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (MSME) living or doing business in Lagos East to apply for the N300 Million Constituency Revolving Loan at 6% Interest Rate Per Annum.

Recall that on 14 November, 2021, the #DoingGood Senator, in partnership with The Fate Foundation and Standard Chartered Foundation, organized a one-day MSME Clinic/Workshop for over 1,000 MSMEs drawn across 98 wards in the 16 LGAs/LCDAs in the Lagos East Senatorial District.

The training which attracted Executive Leadership of business-related regulatory agencies and partners like; BOI, SMEDAN, CAC, LIRS, NAFDAC and LSETF greatly enhanced the capacity of MSMEs in the district.

In addressing the dearth of knowledge which is one of the major reasons why MSMEs fail, a knowledge pack containing seven valuable books covering areas like; Financial Management, Human Capital, Legal, Strategy, Marketing and Communication, Digital Technology and Tax Management authored by reputable corporations including Deloitte, KPMG, Verraki among others were given free of charge to all participants.

Participants also received Enterprise Development Certificates after the training.

In fulfillment of the promise made to constituents at the event, Senator Abiru will on Thursday, 15 September, 2022 formally launch the N300Million (Three Hundred Million Naira only) Constituency Revolving Loan at 6% Interest Rate Per annum .

It is also worth mentioning that in June 2022, he empowered about 1,250 market women and traders with the sum of N50,000 each as financial grants totalling N62.5 million to support their businesses. Hand-planters and financial grants of N20,000 were also dolled out to 200 rural farmers in the agrarian part of the district.

HOW TO APPLY:

Log on to https://www.tokunboabiru.org/app-1/lagoseastmsmeloan

OR Simply walk-in to any LSETF liaison offices within the 16 LGA/LCDAs in Lagos East with the following requirements:

  1. Recent tax clearance
  2. Duly registered business with CAC (For loans above N500,000)
  3. NIN (National Identification Number)
  4. Registered with LASRRA
  5. A mobile phone with an internet subscription (Optional)
  6. Bank account details
  7. ATM card with at least a one-year expiry date
  8. A certificate of attendance from a business workshop or training from any recognized institution or body.

LSETF Liaison Office: Ikorodu

Ikorodu Local Government Secretariat. Otunba T.O.S Benson Road Ikorodu, Lagos

LSETF Liaison Office: Epe

Epe Local Government Secretariat. Ita Marun, Epe, Lagos

LSETF Liaison Office: Kosofe

Kosofe Local Government Secretariat. Ogudu Road, Ojota, Lagos

LSETF Liaison Office: Somolu

Shomolu Local Government Area Office. Humuani Street, Shomolu, Lagos

LSETF Liaison Office: Ibeju-Lekki

Ibeju Lekki Local Government Secretariat. Igando Oloja, Ibeju-Lekki Lagos

N130million Disbursed In 20 Months To Beneficiaries Of Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme ~Ajasa-Info

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…Beneficiaries Names Published For Regularization

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, in the last 20 consecutive months has disbursed a total of N130,000,000 (One Hundred and Thirty Million Naira) to vulnerable people in Lagos East Senatorial District under his COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme.

The scheme covers over 2,500 beneficiaries comprising widows;
People with physical disabilities; aged; unemployed youth and women who receive direct credit transfers of N5,000 each into their respective bank accounts every other month.

These beneficiaries were nominated by 98 ward chairmen, Local Government Party chairmen, Community Development Committees (CDCs), Governance Advisory Council(GAC)leaders, Royal fathers, League of Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and notable leaders in the 16 LGs/LCDAs of the Lagos East Senatorial district.

The scheme which kicked off in January 2021 was earlier planned to terminate in
December 2021, but the Senator graciously continued in the new year as the economic headwinds occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to fully abate.

Abiru, fondly called the #DoingGood Senator said his concern for the plight of the poor necessitated the continuation of the financial support to ease the hardship of the vulnerable at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.

The #DoingGood Senator who has been delivering on his mantra of, ‘Greater good to the larger number of people’, has been greatly commended for his novel interventions and programmes.

In response to complaints from some beneficiaries as regards their bank details and other particulars. The office of Senator Tokunbo Abiru has attached a comprehensive list of all beneficiaries to this release for affected persons to cross-check and revert with correct details or corrections where applicable. All corrections should be directed to Mr. Hamzat Jimoh (08026960566) and Miss Patience Ishaya (08034427622).

Senator Abiru, Ministry Of Works Officials Inspect Ikorodu/Sagamu Road; Residents, Motorists Commend Lawmaker ~Ajasa-Info

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA and officials from the Federal Ministry of Works, led by Engr. Adedamola Kuti, Director, Highway Southwest, Federal Ministry of Works and representatives of the Contractor, Arab Contractors, led by Area Manager, Huzem Monuir, on Friday inspected the reconstructed Ikorodu/ Sagamu Road which is almost completed.

Despite torrential rain on Friday, motorists had hitchfree journey on Ikorodu/Sagamu road that used to be a dreaded nightmare for commuters, motorists and residents. No flood . No hassle. Thanks to Senator Abiru.

The 30 Km Ikorodu/ Sagamu was in a deplorable condition for almost forty years due to neglect until 2018 when the Federal Government awarded the road for reconstruction. However, due to paucity of funds, the work dragged on causing unimaginable pains for commuters, motorists, companies and those living along the corridor.

Senator Abiru, when he was seeking the mandate of the people of Lagos East during the 2020 Senatorial bye-election promised to take pragmatic steps to ensure that Ikorodu/Sagamu is completed. True to his words, the #DoingGood Senator got to work shortly after he was sworn in as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, on the floor of the Senate, Senator Abiru moved the motion titled, “Motion On The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”. The Senate unanimously supported the motion and approved the prayers for the roads to be urgently attended to.

In order to make the motion effective within the shortest possible time, Senator Abiru met with the Honourable Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on how the affirmation can be implemented.

Abiru said: “The minister explained that the major challenge of the road was paucity of funds based on the yearly budget constraints. He however assured based on the steps I had taken so far to include the funding of the road (Ikorodu Sagamu) under the Sukuk Financing Scheme, which is an assured funding scheme for road infrastructure”.

“So, as you have seen as we journeyed on this road, the major improvements you saw from Sabo to LASPOTECH First Gate, Odogunyan, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo, Gbaga, Sotubo, Mosimi, Thames Valley International School to Gbara Village are the fruitful results of those efforts we made”.

“According to the contractors, the work progressed from 25% to 75% in less than a year due to the Sukuk Funding I facilitated through the Honourable minister. I want to express my profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister for Fashola for allocating the highest sum of the Sukuk 4 Bond they raised in December 2021 to Ikorodu/Sagamu Road.

“From Eyita, around Sabo Ikorodu to Gbara Village, about 22 Km had been completed, remaining about 8 km to reach Sagamu.

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“I remember in 2021 when we journeyed on this road, it took us 2 hours but today in less than 30 minutes, we have travelled to and fro and that is efficiency and that is what brings prosperity and the is the kind of focus we should have in meeting the infrastructural deficit we have in this country”.

Engr. Adedamola Kuti, Director, Highway Southwest, Federal Ministry of Works, while explaining the road design and materials used. He said the road was partly concrete and Asphalt built to withstand heavy duty trucks that ply the road.

He said, “A portion of this road is built on flexible pavements, that is the normal aggregate and Asphalt and we have another section that is built on rigid pavement, that is concrete construction. We have the combination of the two. Just like the Distinguished Senator mentioned, we have a lot of metal fabrication companies along this road, so this road has been built to take care of all those things.

“Even what we have done in some sections, we have done only to binder course, and you will see that you won’t see any failure on it before we now put our wear in on it. The road is built to last.

Huzem Monuir, Area Manager, Arab Contractors Company, thanked the distinguished Senator for his contribution to the fast pace of work on the road through Sukuk bond. “We have achieved 50% progress in less than a year”, Monuir said.

On Ikorodu/Itoikin Road, Senator Abiru said the same motion had also brought the attention of the Federal Government to the deplorable state of the road.

“Based on the follow up representations to the Minister, a resolution to rehabilitate the road has commenced, but it has to follow necessary procedures of procurement and award of contracts as laid down by law.

“Again, I have been following up on the situation, and I can assure you that progress is being gradually achieved based on extant law on contract awards”, he assured.

The Senator proceeded to the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), formerly known as LASPOTECH to inspect the 40-bed Hospital and Dental Centre and 200 Solar-powered street lights he facilitated to the university community and neighbouring communities.

Abiru visited the site in the company of the acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Nurudeen Oluremi Olaleye and his management team. The Acting VC commended the Senator for the projects he facilitated to the institution and also Ikorodu Sagamu Road reconstruction.

Senator Abiru said, ‘These projects among other laudable interventions I have prioritised under my three-pillar agenda, which are: Legislative Role, Empowerment/Facilitations and Endowment are geared towards providing greater good to a larger number of our people.

“From the 960 mini-Stadium and the remodelled Oluwo Fish Market in Epe to 40-bed hospitals that we facilitated in Isiu, LASPOTECH(now, LASUSTECH) and Mascara Health Centre in Agboyi-Ketu to schools and the first of its kind Innovation hub, Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) and many more are envisioned to lift our people from squalor and ensure better life for all”.

Senator Abiru Congratulates Alara Of Ilara Kingdom On Second Anniversary Of Coronation ~Ajasa-Info

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Senator Tokunbo Abiru Congratulates HRM Oba (Dr) Olufolarin Olukayode Ogunsanwo Telade IV, The Alara Of Ilara Kingdom On Second Anniversary Of Coronation

“On behalf of my family and the people of the Lagos East Senatorial District, I heartily congratulate our revered monarch, *His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Olufolarin Olukayode Ogunsanwo Telade IV, The Alara Of Ilara Kingdom* on the second anniversary of the ascension to the throne of his forefathers”

“Kabiyesi, in the last two years of your reign, you have demonstrated  great capacity as a retired  technocrat and administrator in the discharge of your role as a royal father of  Ilara Kingdom.”

“Today, indigenes and visitors can attest to the great aura you brought to the town and in particular your passion for socio-economic emancipation of the people especially the youth  through tourism and agriculture.”

“Sir, on this auspicious occasion, I wish you a long life on the throne of your fathers and pray that Almighty God grants you good health and vitality to serve the people.”

Congratulations Sir.

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA

2022 International Youth Day: Senator Tokunbo Abiru Charges Youth To Take Charge ~Ajasa-Info

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has joined youth in Lagos East and Nigeria at large in commemorating 2022 International Youth Day.

In a goodwill message to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day with the theme, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”‘, Abiru advocated for more involvement of young people in the quest for a better Nigeria.

He urged youth to be at the forefront of the creativity and digital innovation that is currently shaping the world adding that the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), a first of its kind Innovation Hub in Lagos East he established is geared to give expressions to dreams and aspirations of young people and to connect them with global opportunities that digital revolution provides.

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“As leaders, we understand the need to provide the shoulders for young people like you to stand on. The minimum duty we owe you is to create an enabling environment and opportunities for you to thrive in this digital revolution age. This, we are taking seriously as the trustees of your mandate”,

“I have demonstrated commitments to the capacity development of young folks like you by establishing Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), an Innovation Hub that was created in partnership with a renowned tech firm, Co-creation Hub (Cc-Hub). Participants who had successfully completed training in the 5 pilot programmes attested that their lives have been tremendously impacted and the worldview altered positively.

“Also, 600 students in various Higher Institutions of learning in the Senatorial District benefited from the Bursary Scheme I initiated last year. The same gesture will be repeated this year.

“I urge our youths to discharge their civic duties by getting involved in the political process and vote during the 2023 general elections. You cannot afford to be indifferent about those who will determine your future”, Abiru said.

Senator Abiru Mourns Former Lagos APC Youth Leader, Omotayo Sanyaolu ~Ajasa-Info

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has mourned the death of Mr Omotayo Sanyaolu, a former Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter and the Senior Special Assistant on Tertiary Education, Youth and Student Affairs to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu.

Abiru, in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by his media aide, Mr. Enitan Olukotun described the Late Sanyaolu as a resourceful youth who displayed exemplary leadership in the various assignments he was saddled with. The lawmaker said his death was a personal loss considering the crucial role the deceased played during his by-election in 2020.

While condoling the immediate family of deceased, the governor Lagos State , Lagos APC , political associates and friends , Senator Abiru prayed that God Almighty gives the departed eternal rest and grants fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“I commiserate with the family, the governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-olu, the Lagos APC on the painful death of Mr Omotayo Sanya-olu, the immediate past Lagos APC Youth leader and aide to the governor.

“Tayo was a vibrant and energetic Youth leader and great mobilizer. The death is a personal loss to me in view of the close interactions I had with him when he was alive, especially during my Senatorial Bye-election in 2020. He played a crucial role alongside other dedicated members of our great party which culminated in a resounding electoral victory”, Abiru was quoted in the statement.