The federal lawmaker representing Surulere 1 federal constituency, Femi Gbajabiamila has deplored different methods to reach out to different segments of constituents in the 2nd phase of his COVID 19 /Ramadan constituency intervention.
The method for selection include using the Community Development Associations, Ward Structure, Vulnerable groups such as aged, physically challenges etc. to reach out to 16,300 ”Vulnerable” Households , of which each household averagely has 3 family members implying 48,900 beneficiaries in the Surulere 1 federal constituency. The CDAs, Resident Associations and Wards identified the ”vulnerable and less privileged” in their neighborhood, between Sunday, April 12, 2020, and Tues. April 28, 2020, upon which a list of 16,300 households spread across the wards were presented to Constituency Office of Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (List of nominated Household representatives / distribution chart to be published for transparency and records purposes)
In each of the sealed 16,300 food packs are :
1. 5kg of Rice
2. 5kg of Beans
3. A Bottle of Groundnut Oil (Power Oil)
4. 2 sachets of Tomato Mix Paste
In addition, Speake Femi Gbajabiamila has also raised a Cash Support System to complement the other methods. The sum of 12million naira will be shared to identified elderly persons, widows, pensioners, youths and less privileged persons. It is believed that this method will also cater for those who may not be part of the beneficiaries of the food packs.
In the first Phase of Palliatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila gave out N95 Protective Face masks, 400bags of rice and 10Million Naira cash across Constituency 1 and 2.