Palliatives was donated to 200 widows in Badagry on Monday to cushion their economic hardship by Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture,Mr. Solomon Bonu.
Speaking shortly before the distribution of food products at Gbaji, Badagry, Bonu said that the governor sent him to the widows to give them palliatives.
The special adviser said that pandemic palliatives for COVID-19 had been shared throughout the state and particularly throughout Badagry’s three local government/LCDAs.
Bonu added that Indomie noodles, beans, rice and garri were included in the food items, adding that they were primarily for widows.
He said the palliatives were in memory of widows and parents in Badagry who had a positive effect on their children during the EndSARS protests in Lagos by guiding them away from bad groups and miscreants.
According to Bonu, the peaceful demonstrations were taken advantage of by miscreants to unleash anarchy on government and private properties and enterprises in the state.
Sanwo-Olu was grateful, he said that the youths in Badagry were not part of the brutal devastation.
“In its power, this government is doing everything possible to ensure that every resident of Lagos feels the government’s effects.
“We want to change the narrative, we are bringing democracy to the people with education, health care, welfare and other dividends,” Bonu said.
He urged widows to ensure that their children attend schools, adding that in the state, education is free.
Currently, Sanwo-Olu has approved the construction of three schools in Badagry, and schools in Gbaji, Apa and Oko-Afo will be built. We are also trying to find more colleges.
The Lagos government has been distributing free exercise books, textbooks and school bags since Nov. 16. It is going to be distributed in Badagry soon.
Please allow your kids to go to school, education is free, encourage them to learn a good trade to be effective in the future if your kids can not go to school,” advised Bonu.”
Mr. Joseph Agoro, former Badagry West LCDA Executive Secretary, commended Sanwo-Olu for reaching out to widows in Badagry.
The governor was assured by Agoro that the widows would continue to advise their children to be peaceful and support the governor’s administration.
One of the widows who benefited from the gesture, Mrs Dorcas Zinsu, urged the government to provide their children with jobs.
Zinsu said that because they are unemployed, most of their kids wander aimlessly around.
She thanked Sanwo-Olu for reminiscing about the distribution of palliatives to the people of Badagry.
Mrs. Senuwavi Viutu, another recipient, said that some of their children declined to go to school because others who had graduated from school were still unemployed.