October 16th, 2016, another World Food Day celebrated all over the world. It is a day set aside to raise awareness of poverty and hunger in our society since 1945.
Hon. Babajimi Benson, Member House of Reps, representing Ikorodu federal Constituency today at his Constituency Office, Igbogbo, Launched "iCARE FOOD BANK" in order to cater for the Elderly, Widows, Needy and Vulnerable people in his Constituency.
The programme which is the first in the history of Nigeria stated with prayer from religious leaders from Isiu, Imota and Ikorodu respectively.
Hon. Babajimi Benson, who was ably represented by his amiable wife, Mrs Jumoke Benson said in her opening speech that the programme is aimed at touching the lives of less privilege in Ikorodu Division. The first set is having 300 beneficiaries in attendance.
"According to the recent statistics, 60% of the hungry in the world are women and almost 5million children under the age of 5 dies of malnutrition-related causes every year. This FOOD BANK is therefore very dear to my heart because of women, mothers like you and I are the ones that are most affected" she said.
In are short interview with Igbogbo Info Magazine, Mrs Jumoke Benson explained the criteria in which the beneficiaries were selected, and that the programme will be holding on a monthly basis.
Mayor Deen Sanwoola expressed his joy and satisfaction to the iCARE Team for their roles in going this far despite the current economic hardship in Nigeria. He made it known that the iCARE FOOD BANK office will be operating Monday to Friday.
One of the Elder State men in Ikorodu Division, Chief Alogba, said what Hon Babajimi Benson is doing is not new to him, referring to late Abudu Benson and TOS Benson of blessed memories, their zeal for common people can not be quantified. Hon Babajimi Benson is a true son of his father, that's why he cannot compromise his passion for the less privileged.
The programme which was ended by distribution of food to the beneficiaries were graced with the notable people in Ikorodu Division. Chief Dele Olowu, Chief Alogba, Yeye Fausat Gbadebo, Chief Golden Jay, Religious groups, CDCs, APC LGAs Chairmen, Wards Chairmen, women leaders, Youths leaders and other Party faithful were all in attendance.
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