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Secure ties with constituents to end youth restiveness, politicians urged

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Political leaders in the country have been urged to cement ties with their constituents through effective and efficient representation as a means of ending youth restiveness and bringing dividends of democracy closer to the grassroots.

The call was made during the presentation of financial grants of N50,000 each to 30 constituents of Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 2, comprising women and youths of the area.

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The empowerment grant was facilitated by the federal lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo, Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson, through the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), in collaboration with Microvis Microfinance Bank.

Speaking on the occasion, chairman of the event, Hon. Gbolahan Okuneye, the former member of House of Representatives of the constituency from 1999- 2003, commended Johnson for giving back to his people, describing such as one of the cardinal responsibilities of any public office holder.

“What happened today is a testament to a true definition of democracy in Nigeria. Today will remain evergreen in the minds and lives of those who have benefited from this empowerment programme in one way or another. This is what our elected representatives should do to make citizens feel the impact of the government among the provision of other basic amenities.”

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In his message to the beneficiaries, Johnson, who was represented by his wife, Mrs. Olufunke Johnson, urged the beneficiaries to use the money judiciously.

“This may not be enough, but with this little, I believe it will go a long way in supporting your business,” she said.

Present on the occasion included the Iyaloja of Jakande Estate, Mrs Adebiyi; APC women leaders in Isolo and Ejigbo LCDAs; two APC youth leaders in the constituency and representatives of both SMEDAN and Microvis Microfinance Bank, Mrs. Abajo Tosin and Mr. Omoniyi Oke, respectively.

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