Hon. Benson, iCare Foundation Continue Tradition Of Feeding Constituents

Kunle ADELABU

-Commendations, endorsements for another term trail representation

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Hon. Babajimi Benson presenting ‘Apo-Anu’ (bag of mercy) to beneficiaries during the 18th edition of iCare monthly distribution of packed food items and beverages to residents in Ikorodu Federal Constituency

Hon. Babajimi Benson, member, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives  at the National Assembly in Abuja, through his operational organization, iCare foundation, continued his campaign against hunger with  the distribution of the monthly ‘Apo-Anu’ (Bag of Mercy) to another 500 residents in Ikorodu division.

 

This month edition, which was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Babajimi Benson Constituency Office in Ikorodu, was the 18th consecutive edition of the monthly distribution of packed food items and beverages to residents in the division.

 

Beneficiaries of this month were also presented additional package consisting of indomie, milk, spaghetti among other items by all the elected and appointed political office holders in the six Local Government and Local Council Development Areas in Ikorodu division.

 

Hon. Benson, while speaking at the event, revealed that he learnt the act of giving to the needy from his father and others that have really impacted on him.

 

“The act of giving and sacrifice is something that is inherent in  our family. My father trained us to always give. Anytime I go out with him, he would not stop giving to those in need until he empty his pocket. It is from him that I learnt that you should always give to people”, he revealed.

 

“Late Otunba Theophilus Benson, former Minister of Information, was another person I Iearned from. He was very passionate about giving to others and also, my leader and mentor, Asiwaju Bola  Tinubu. These are the people that I learned from that it’s  always good to give.”

 

He enjoined beneficiaries and other members of the public to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and also charged them to vote massively for APC in the coming elections. He also promised empowerment for the registered electorate.

 

“It is time we improve on about  1.5million votes we recorded in the last poll in Lagos State. We have to attain at least 5millon votes in the coming elections. It is possible only if we can ensure that we all register and get our PVC.

 

“After the closing date for PVC registration, we are going to do empowerment for our party chairmen, party members and market associations among others and only those that registered and have proof with PVC are going to benefit”, he promised.

 

Mayor Deen Sanwoola, the Director-General, iCare Foundation, in his own speech thanked the party and beneficiaries for their prayers and supports and assured them that iCare Foundation would continue to meet their needs at all time.

 

He also appreciated all the elected and political appointees in Ikorodu division for partnering with iCare in empowering the constituents.

 

Mrs Jumoke Benson, wife of the lawmaker, also in her address appreciated the party and the general residents for supporting her husband.

Comments, Endorsements For Hon. Benson

Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, former Special Adviser on Tourism & Housing

“We should all be praying for Hon. Benson that God  should continue to increase his capacity to do more for the people. If you truly love  him and want him to be re-elected to continue his good deeds, you should go out there to register and get your PVC. That is the only way you can pay his good work back. We all want him back as our representative because he has been catering and caring for the people.”

 

Princess Adenrele Ogunsanya, former Secretary to the Lagos State Government

“The House of Representatives is not the peak for Hon. Benson because he has been representing us very well in the House.He is a trusted and tested hand.”

 

Hon. Fathiu, Chairman, Ijede local Council Development Area

“Hon. Benson is a special breed who is  well loved  by all. It is a good thing to feed many people that are in need. It is an act that God is always pleased with. He is doing all these as pay back to the people that gave him their mandate. We have all endorsed him to go back to the House of Representatives to continue to represent us.”

 

Elder Olakitan, APC Chairman , Ikorodu West LGA &Representative of All APC Chairmen in Ikorodu Division

“He has been a true representative of our party and people generally. All the six APC Chairmen in Ikorodu division have endorsed him to continue to represent us in Abuja. We believe in him.”

 

Chief Dele Olowu, Chieftain of APC In Ikorodu

“I thank Mrs Benson for always allowing his husband to cater and care for the people. This is the third time that I will be attending iCare Foodbank programme. His return to the House of Representatives is settled. He can continue to go to the House for as many times as possible until we ask him to stop for a bigger assignment. I have benefitted from him like many other people.”

 

Alhaji Omotayo Olufowora (Educay), Chieftain of APC In Ikorodu division

“We have seen what Hon. Benson has been able to do in 3 years compare to the performances  of those that had been in the same position before him. He will continue to represent us in the House of Representatives until we tell him to move up to another  position. I thank Ikorodu division for choosing him  as our representative.”

Mrs Otayomi, Woman Leader, APC, Igbogbo/Bayeku LGA

“Hon. Benson is an outstanding representative. He has been doing what those that we had sent there before him were unable  to achieve. He has impacted positively in many areas including education, health, road, empowerment among others. Anybody competing with him is wasting his time because we have all endorsed his return.”

 

Mr Adetunji Sonaike, Representative of ward chairmen in Ikorodu division

“All the ward chairmen in the division have  endorsed him for another term. He is a capable representative who has been assisting many people and he has also represented us very well.”

 

Mrs Florence, Representative of APC Ward Women Leader in Ikorodu Division

“He has been a responsible and responsive representative. When we discovered that there was lopsidedness in allocation of benefits, I called him on behalf of the all ward women leader in the division and he quickly made adjustment and since then, he has been catering adequately for us. The entire ward women leaders have endorsed him for a second term.”

 

 

 

Other guests at the ceremony were Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, Chairman, Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS), Hon. Sesan Daini, Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Chairman, Imota LCDA, Princess Folashade Oba, Vice Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Hon…, Vice Chairman, Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon. Adeola Jokomba, former chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA and Otunba Saheed Ibikunle, former Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Education Management .

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