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Olusegun Idowu Fetes 1,500 Residents Of Ikoyi Obalende LCDA ~ Omonaijablog

A notable grassroots politician in Ikoyi Obalende Local Council Development Area of Lagos State and philanthropist, Hon Olusegun Idowu has said it is imperative to care for the needy and put smiles on the faces of the less privileged at a time like a this.

He made this known today during the 15th Olusegun Idowu Initiative programme tagged ”Olusegun Cares”. The larger number of people of Ikoyi-Obalende, Local Council Development Area, which includes the physically challenged, widows, elderly and the vulnerables has been benefitting from this initiative for the past 15 years.

In this year's program, 1,500 bags of Rice, 1,000 Bags of Garri were given out and 500 chickens were distributed during this yelutide.

According to him, 'Olusegun Idowu Initiative' started 15 years ago to give to the needy irrespective of their faiths, believes, tribes and political affiliations.

He said; "although, this initiative emanated from an elderly person who reached out to me to asked for money to buy Christmas chicken. I felt that there are so many other people who will want to have such and couldn’t have the means and don’t have the access to me”.

Among those who came out to support him were; Hon Olawale Edu who is the right man of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and many leaders at the Ikoyi-Obalende community.

While commenting, Hon Wale Edu, said the programme is highly commendable and timely at a time like this. "At this time of the pandemic, when things are hard, when people are in need; it is highly commendable, adorable and we should encourage it because, he has been doing it for the past 15 years even before before the pandemic."

He noted that, Olusegun is a very good party man and a good community leader. "He leads by example, he doesn’t talk the talk, he walks the walk, and here is a person who has never had access to the government's pause, doesn’t have access to the government's budget, and never had a public office and yet for the past 15 years he has taking from his personal purse to reduce poverty and increase the comfort and the well-being of the people of Ikoyi Obalenda, LCDA.

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