The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA , has congratulated member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Hon Babajimi Benson on his 51st birthday.
Senator Abiru, in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Enitan Olukotun, described the legislator as a dedicated representative , who has been impacting the lives of constituents since he got into office.
The #DoingGood Senator specifically referenced people-oriented initiatives like Apo Anu (Food bank for the needy), and other laudable projects and programmes under the auspices of iCare Foundation.
The statement read, “On behalf of my family, and the great people of Lagos East Senatorial District, I congratulate my dear brother,Hon Babajimi Adegoke Benson, member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, on his 51st birthday.
“ I celebrate your accomplishments both at the National assembly, and at home in Ikorodu. You have continued to demonstrate great capacity in the discharge of your mandate. We are proud of you!
“My dear brother, on this auspicious occasion, I join your family, friends, political associates and well-wishes in wishing you a happy birthday. I pray that Almighty God grants you good health as you age gracefully”.
Builder Deola Banjo Congratulate Distinguished Senator Adetokunbo Abiru “This is to congratulate my Senator that is doing good in 16 LGAs simultaneously in Ikorodu East senatorial district.”
“In less than two years, you have displayed capacity and uncommon love for the people. I have noticed that as a cerebral man and a former MD of a bank, you cut your teeth in human capital development, empowerment, infrastructural development and legislation which is your primary responsibility. There is no doubt you have done very well and your footprints in these regards are indelible.”
“That Lagos East have spoken and found you worthy of our votes once again is largely due to your performance in the past two years which you have been adjudged to make the most of.”
“Congratulations once again Sir. The good people of Ikorodu North wish you a successful tenure.”
In the same vein Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA Builder Deola Banjo Congratulate Rep. Babajimi Benson on his electoral victory for his third term re-election bid.
“That you came out victorious is certainly not surprising as you have performed exceedingly well to deserve your electoral victory. You have over the years set the pace and shown the way how things are better done. The entire division is unanimous in their trust in you and we are sure you will not let us down at any time.”
“I, Builder Deola Banjo, Executive Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA on behalf of my Executives, legislative arm, management, staff and the entire good people of Ikorodu North congratulate you on this landmark victory of yours.”
“We wish you well in your journey of life and we want you to know that Ikorodu North LCDA stands solidly with you.”
Signed: Builder Deola Banjo Executive Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Lagos East Senatorial Election held on Saturday, 25th February,2023.
The results declared by the INEC Returning Officer for the Lagos East Senatorial election, Prof. Simeon Adebayo Oladipo, showed that Senator Abiru polled 178,646 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who garnered 80,249 votes.
Senator Abiru’s votes represent 61.4% of total valid votes cast.
Having satisfied the requirements of the law by winning majority of votes cast across the Senatorial district, Senator Abiru was declared winner and returned elected.
The Presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also showed significant strength in Lagos East Senatorial District, having polled 149,685 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Labour Party, LP ,who scored 118,348. Thus, Asiwaju Tinubu won with over 31,337 votes in the Lagos East Senatorial District.
Senator Abiru wishes to thank all party leaders, supporters , well-wishers and the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District who supported and stood solidly by him throughout the campaign period and on the day of election.
The Lagos East All Progressive Congress Vice-Chairman, Barrister Olayinka Oladunjoye has described the much-anticipated Epe mega campaign rally that attracted thousands of enthusiastic supporters and spectators, held on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at the Epe recreation center, as a resounding success.
The rally, organized by Members of the State Cabinet, Candidates of Epe, Ibeju, Lekki, Eredo, Ikosi-Ejinrin, and the Council Chairmen in collaboration with the party leadership in the state, saw a sea of supporters donning their Candidates’ colors and waving banners and flags, creating a lively and festive atmosphere.
It was gathered that the Candidates under the party’s umbrella led by the Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat took to the stage amidst cheers and applause, delivering a passionate and charismatic speech that touched on key campaign issues.
Throughout the rally, the Governor received overwhelming support and was greeted with loud cheers and applause from the crowd, who were energized and inspired by the message being delivered.
His Excellency and other candidates also took the time to meet and greet supporters, taking selfies with enthusiastic fans.
Reacting to the development, Oladunjoye credited the Governor, the Candidates, and members of the State Cabinet for their unflinching support and also alluded the success to the painstaking efforts of both local and state party stakeholders who massively mobilized both human and material resources.
“The mega campaign rally was a resounding success, and it is evident that the Governor has the support and momentum they need to make a strong bid for the election. The successful hosting of this rally marks a significant milestone for our dear party and its supporters, who are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming election season. Mr. Governor and his team expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and vowed to continue working hard to deliver on their promises to the people”
“I want to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the Governor and members of the executive cabinet who were in attendance. The presence of these high-ranking officials demonstrated the significance of the event and the support for our National Leader and Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu,” she said.
Oladunjoye, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Education praised the Governor and the cabinet for their leadership and their dedication to the betterment of the state.
She acknowledged the challenges faced by the state and expressed confidence in their ability to work together to address them.
She also averred that the rally was a clear display of unity and solidarity, as supporters from all walks of life came together to show their support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Babajide-Sanwo-Olu, and other candidates of the APC.
She added that the successful hosting of the rally has provided a boost of energy and momentum for the campaign, and supporters are already looking forward to the election.
“In the coming days, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will continue to travel around the states, meeting with supporters and sharing their vision for a better future. The campaign so far is off to a strong start and supporters are optimistic about the APC’s chances in the upcoming election,” she said.
In addition to the rally, she was elated that the day was marked by another significant event – the commissioning of the Epe-Eleko road network in the Epe division. The network of roads, which has been under construction for several months, she said, will greatly improve connectivity and accessibility for residents and businesses in the area.
The commissioning of the Eleko to Epe T-Junction road built over 40 years ago and flag off of the 2nd phase from Eleko junction to Abraham Adesanya roundabout was met with excitement from residents and local business owners, who have been eagerly awaiting the completion of the project.
The road was officially opened by the Governor, who was joined by some party and community stakeholders and members of the executive cabinet.
During the ceremony, she praised Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team for their efforts in securing funding and support for the project, which will have a positive impact on the local economy and the quality of life for residents. She, in turn, applauded their leadership and commitment to improving infrastructure in the state.
“The commissioning of the 18.75-kilometer road was a momentous occasion for the residents and businesses alike are already feeling the positive effects of the improved connectivity and accessibility. The successful completion of this project serves as another example of the Governor’s commitment to delivering results for the people and improving their community”
“By and large, it was a day filled with excitement and positive developments for the division and the state. Residents and supporters are looking forward to more progress and positive changes in the future,” she said.
With this development, Barrister Oladunjoye made a heartfelt appeal to the supporters, asking them to repay their efforts by turning out in large numbers at the polls. She stressed the importance of participating in the democratic process and using their votes to shape the future of their communities, local and state government, and the nation at large.
“The successful commissioning of the 1st phase and Flagoff of the 2nd phase of the network of roads has generated a great deal of excitement and optimism among supporters and residents. The Governor and his team are now focused on continuing their efforts to bring positive changes to the local development areas and the state, and supporters are eager to see what the future holds”
“The progress and positive changes seen in our communities are only possible with the support and engagement of the people. I encourage our supporters to continue their enthusiasm and energy, and to play an active role in shaping the future of their communities by voting for all our party candidates,” she said.
The All Progressive Congress Party (APC) Local Organizing Committee, Ikorodu Division, officially flagged off Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for second term in office, Senator Tokunbo Abiru for Senate Lagos East Senatorial District, Rep. Babajimi Benson for House of Representatives Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA), for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency II, Hon. Ogunleye Gbolahan Adetokunbo for Ikorodu constituency 1 Campaign at the Alajede’s Palace Pavilion.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Bldr. Olusesan Daini who was the anchor of the campaign flag off The Council Boss took the gathering on a memory lane of the long-term effects of PDP’s sixteen years of lousy policy implementations on Nigeria’s economy, human capital and infrastructural development.
He further stated that the effects would soon elapse when Asiwaju Bola Hammed Tinubu becomes the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Government and member of the Lagos Advisory Council in his remarks, he urged the gathering to vote for all the APC candidates.
Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru in his remarks congratulates the people of Ikorodu Constituency II for the choice of AMA and appealed to the people to support and vote for the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all candidates of the APC.
Also speaking at the event is Rep. Babajimi Benson, member of the Federal House of Representatives urged the gathering to expect transformation from the APC Government when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu becomes the President.
The Chairman House Committee on Defense implore the people to vote massively for Asiwaju Tinubu as President, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru for Senate, his humble self, Hon. Babajimi Benson for Federal House of Representatives, Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State Governor, Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency I and Hon. Abiodun Moshood Aro (AMA) for Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency II.
Hon. (Mrs) Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba who was the host Chairman in her own remarks “With your PVC vote for All Progressives Congress, Vote for all our candidates, for a greater Nigeria, for a greater Lagos State, For a greater Ikorodu Division.”
The immediate past Chairman of Ijede LCDA, Hon. Fatiu Jimoh Salisu also addressed the people and reiterated the importance of voting for all APC Candidates in the forthcoming elections.
In attendance at the program was former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, Apex Leaders, and other stakeholders.
In attendance also was Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe, Hon. Gbolahan Adetokunbo Ogunleye , APC Constituency, Ikorodu I, former APC Lagos East Vice Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Alhaji Babatunde Rotinwa, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, Alhaji Rilwan Ishola Jinadu, Hon. Gbolahan Adetokunbo Ogunleye, Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, Builder Deola Banjo, Builder Olusesan Daini, Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Agboyi-Ketu Council Chairman, Mayor Dele Oshinowo, and other prominent APC Leaders across Ikorodu Division.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA has felicitated with Christians and other Nigerians on the 2022 celebrations of Christmas.
Senator Abiru, in his goodwill message urged Christians to reflect and emulate the virtues and ideals of Jesus Christ which emphasized love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among other people who share different religious beliefs.
The lawmaker urged all Nigrians to fully participate in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections and vote for all the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, stressing that the Bola Tinubu/Shettima presidency will deliver desired good governance to the nation.
He said, ‘I rejoice with the people of Lagos East in particular, Lagos state and Nigeria in general as we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is significant to observe and remember the ideals and values that Jesus Christ died for as the Saviour of the world.
‘In His deeds and teachings, Jesus Christ preached love and nation building. He emphasised fairness and justice among the leaders that hold power in trust for the people. He also stands for a society free of corruption, moral perversion and violence of all kinds.
‘As we commemorate this season, we must consciously reflect on the ideals and values He taught, defended and died for, considering the challenges our dear nation is grappling with in recent times.
“Dear compatriots, as we journey into 2023, we should all be involved in the electoral process by coming out to vote in the general elections. Our dear nation is at a critical crossroad. The complexity of our dear nation and the overwhelming challenges in the security, economic and other sectors require an experienced, tested leader to take up the mantle of leadership.
“Fellow country men and women, I boldly present Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the ruling APC as the man that will take Nigeria to the desired next level. Support and vote for him, alongside all candidates of the APC.”
‘It is my utmost joy to celebrate this joyous occasion with you. While sharing love and care to the needy during this season, we must, as well, be conscious of our safety and security. I wish you all a happy celebration’.
… Governor Sanwo-Olu, Abiru, Seek Support For All Candidates
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA at the APC Lagos East Mega Rally today wowed constituents, members and supporters of the ruling party in the Lagos East Senatorial District with his sterling achievements in the last two years.
The #DoingGood Senator who addressed teeming members and supporters of the party at Ikorodu Town Hall, the venue of the mega rally enjoined electorate in Lagos East to re-elect him in 2023, stressing that he had delivered on the promises he made in 2020 when he was seeking their mandate.
He said, “For the past 24 months, we have been able to record modest achievements with the profound support of our people and indeed our great party. Within this period, we have been able to touch lives directly and indirectly; sponsored and co-sponsored bills and motions of national significance and provide support for our people in Epe, Ikorodu, Ibeju/Lekki, Kosofe and Somolu Local Government Areas, especially at the time of critical needs and national emergencies.
“In the spirit of collective responsibility, we set out on a mission anchored on #DoingGood, a mantra we have consciously nurtured and faithfully actualised since my inauguration on December 15, 2020. This is founded on three major pillars – legislative role, empowerment and endowment.
“In these three focal areas, we have been doggedly making strategic interventions in the last 24 months, and the people of Lagos East have been at the centre of these interventions.
“Under legislation, for instance, we sponsored 13 private member bills; co-sponsored three other bills and moved two motions on issues of national importance. Of note among these bills are Copyright Bill, 2021 and Franchise Regulation Bill 2022. When finally enacted, these legislations will be catalysts for revamping Nigeria’s creative economy; strengthening the country’s macro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and empowering a teeming number of our youths to effectively operate in the digital environment.
“I have equally moved the motion on the need to urgently rehabilitate Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe and Ikorodu-Shagamu roads. As we all know, these federal roads are of economic significance not just to Lagos East, but also our country. First, the roads directly connect all LGAs in Lagos East together and to other parts of the state. Second, the roads connect Lagos East to other states of the federation, especially those in South-west, South-east and South-south.
“Until our interventions, the roads had become deplorable and largely collapsed, a condition that subjected our people to undue hardship and undermined socio-economic activities in the district. While the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu road is already at the stage of completion, the federal government promised just the penultimate week to expedite the rehabilitation of the road linking Ikorodu to Itoikin and Epe”.
The Senator also informed the people of Senator Abiru Innovation Lab(SAIL), the first of its kind innovation hub in Lagos East Senatorial District he set up for young people and entrepreneurs, N300 Million Naira Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan, Health facilities and construction of blocks of classrooms he facilitated across the district, provision of grant to 1,250 market women, award of bursary to 600 higher institution stu and monthly support for over 2500 vulnerable constituents among others laudable achievements.
In his remarks, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu urged residents of Lagos East to support and vote for the Senator and himself and other candidates of the party in 2023. According to the governor, his administration had impacted lives and communities in Lagos East in the area of infrastructure, health and education.
The Chairman of the party in Lagos State, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, said the rally was an opportunity to showcase the achievements of the APC in Lagos State, and in particular the giant strides of various elected officials on the platform of the party.
Director-General, APC Lagos State Governorship Campaign Council, Senator Ganiyu Olarenwaju Solomon (GOS) said he was sure that APC would win all the way. “ As we are winning in Lagos, we are winning all over the federation”, the former lawmaker declared.
The apex leader in Ikorodu Division and member of the Governance Advisory Council in Lagos State, His Excellency, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye commended the APC-led administration in Lagos for meeting yearnings of Lagosians.
Other leaders and dignitaries in attendance include: Alhaji Akanni Seriki Bami, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Senator Anthony Adefuye, Omooba Olumuyiwa Sosanya, Otunba Busura Adedeji Alebiosu, Lagos APC, Hon Babajimi Benson, Publicity Secretary, Hon Seye Oladejo, Alhaji Bode Oyedele, Dr. Tola Kasali, House of Representatives candidate , Lagos State House of Assembly candidates among other notable leaders of the APC.
The beneficiaries of the Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Financial Relief Scheme have received direct credits in their respective bank accounts for the month November, (making it the 23rd consecutive month of receiving this social service support by beneficiaries).
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA in the last 23 consecutive months has disbursed over N150,000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty 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. Those who received payment for the month of November 2022, belong to batch A category.
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.
Hon. Taoreed Hakeem Babajide (ACA), former Ikorodu constituency 2 aspirant for Lagos State House Of Assembly, The youth 0’clock harmonizer who’s also popularly know as ‘Ak is Ok’, in a bid to show his coalition strength and capacity towards the All Progressives Congress (APC), provided campaign means for the party, aimed at propelling it numerous flag bearers.
From banners, Customise Caps, Branded Tea-Shirts, Souvenirs and Branded Cars, Hon. Hakeem went as far as synergizing with the entire APC Ikorodu division youths to further bolster their crusade method to ‘Build The Vote’.
With the 2023 campaign route already flashing the green light for all political activists, Hon. Taoreed, stated that his march agendas would help every APC party loyalty, to aid candidates from the local government, state and federal levels.
He continued, “The vision is straight and specific, to galvanise support for all our party candidates, beginning from our national leader and presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Our talk and do Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, to our distinguished Senator Tokunbo Abiru (representing Lagos east senatorial district), and Hon. Babajimi Benson MHR (representing Ikorodu federal constituency), we’re going all out to ensure victory is guaranteed for them come 2023″.
“We are not skipping our amiable house of assembly candidates, Hon. Moshood Aro Abiodun (APC prospect for Ikorodu constituency 2) and Hon. Gbolahan Ogunleye (APC hopeful for Ikorodu constituency 1), it is the same level of the campaign we’re putting forth for both candidates to attain victory as well” Babajide Taoreed added.
Nine hundred (900) teachers from Public and Private Secondary schools in Lagos East Senatorial District who had successfully completed the first phase of the Lagos East Teachers Fellowship Programme at the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) had their graduation ceremony on Friday.
The graduation ceremony which held virtually via zoom had in attendance the Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA , the Special Adviser to the Senator on Constituency Matters, Dr Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, SAIL Hub Manager, Mr. Deji Abisola, re:Learn by Co-creation Hub (Cc-Hub) team, participants who were graduating among others.
Senator Abiru in his remarks, said the programme is aimed at enhancing the capacity of teachers which will lead to improved learning outcomes in the students.
He said: “In the last 4 weeks, teachers from our schools both private and public numbering over 900 have been learning modern ways of teaching which is Inquiry Based Learning (IBL), how to use technological tools to develop teaching aids for their students amongst others.
“This is the first phase of the training specially designed for improving the quality of our teachers and equipping them for global relevance in this age of technology and innovation. The top 120 teachers will make it to the physical class which shall be held in our new purposely built facility in Ikorodu over the next 3 months”.
The #DoingGood Senator who is executing his mandate through major three(3) pillars, namely; Legislative Role, Empowerment / Facilitations and Endowment, said, “the SAIL initiative falls under my Endowment pillar, and it is resourced through my Foundation, Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT) Foundation and my goodwill as a Chartered Accountant, economist, accomplished banker and seasoned administrator”.
On his part, Dr Ibikunle, an accomplished educationist applauded Senator Abiru’s efforts at developing the capacity of teachers adding that it aligns with the UNESCO theme for the World Teachers’ Day 2022, “The transformation of education begins with teachers”.
Dr Ibikunle said, “The transformation of education begins with the teachers. Teachers play a pivotal role in the development of young minds and all elements that ensure learning effectiveness rest on teachers.
“Inquiry based learning should aim at instructional effectiveness. It must be brought into cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. That is what will lead to total education”.
He admonished graduating teachers to share the knowledge they have acquired and join hands to build an egalitarian society.
Graduating participants who were overwhelmed with joy, showed appreciation for the kind gesture of the Senator, particularly his enormous investments in human capital development of his constituents.
Maryam Ettu Odunami said, “Thank you so much. As I was learning, I was carrying my colleagues in the school along and they really loved it”.
Another elated teacher said, “ I am very proud to be part of Lagos East Teachers Fellowship Programme. It is highly pleasant”.
Outstanding teachers who were celebrated during the event include: Oladejo Mariam Opeyemi, Odueyingbo Rebecca Omolola, Koya Eloho Taiwo, Bello Abiola Ashirafdeen, Atilola Oluwaseun Joseph, Akinsowon Titilayo Damilola, Osoba Blessing Chinyere and Sobowale Adefolahan Olusesan.
SAIL Hub Manager, Deji Abisola said Senator Abiru has proven that politics is about service with the ways he has been implementing his #DoingGood agenda. He urged Lagos East residents to vote enmasse for him in 2023 to continue with the good works.