LAGOS ASSEMBLY: Lawmaker Reiterates Commitment to Care for Less-Privileged
LEGISREPORTS NG – Deputy Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Lola Akande has reiterated her commitment to upliftment of the less privileged in the society.
Hon. Akande disclosed this when the leadership of Ikeja Golden Lions Club paid her a courtesy visit in her office at Alausa, Ikeja in Lagos.
The lawmaker noted that reaching out to the less privileged in the society is the responsibility of every wealthy Nigerian, adding that if people, especially politicians pay more attention to the less privileged, Nigeria as a society would be free of crime.
Akande explained further that humanitarian organisations such as the Lions Club, should be encouraged in realising its objectives. “I inherited humanitarian gesture from my father. He lived to give out things to people irrespective of tribe, religion or cultural background without looking back.
“Since I became a member of the Assembly in 2007, I have organised over seven employment programmes that ran into several millions of naira and I am still going to do more as long as I live.
“My empowerment programme cut across every facet of life including organising Mathematics and public speaking motivational competition for Primary Schools, JSS and SSS in my constituency,” she added.
Earlier, President of the Club, Lion Mercy Aje-Omosun commended Hon. Akande for her contribution to the growth and development of the club.
According to Aje-Omosun, “Hon. Akande has done a lot in promoting the Lions Club despite her tight schedule and we pray that God will promote her to a greater height.”
She disclosed that the Lions Club is a humanitarian organisation set up to assist the less privileged in society, also highlighting some of the programmes of the club, which she said include building schools, providing foodstuff to motherless homes among others.
This report was prepared by our reporter in Lagos.