N20m Intervention Fund for 1,000 Bariga Residents

The Chairman, Bariga Local Council, Kolade Alabi, on Monday, disbursed N20 million intervention fund aimed at assisting residents in coping with high cost of living.

A 16-man committee led by Segun Adesanya selected about 1000 beneficiaries across the wards to benefit from the intervention scheme.

The event had in attendance Vice-Chairman, Bariga Local Council, Zainot Adeola Kuponiyi; Leader of Bariga Legislative Arm Temitope Okanlawon; Council Manager, Mrs Balogun and other council officials.

Adesanya explained that 125 beneficiaries across eight wards in Bariga were selected to benefit from the fund.

He said: “We selected 1,000 beneficiaries to receive N20,000 each as an intervention to alleviate the hardship faced by our people. We identified 125 beneficiaries per ward.

“The Bariga Intervention Programme stands as a testament to the council’s commitment to supporting its residents during challenging times,” he said.

Alabi said: “This gathering is not a political gathering. It is devoid of the usual political songs, but this is a gathering of Bariga people. I give kudos to the committee members, for a well organised project like this.

“After this cash intervention, we are going to roll out yet another phase, the beneficiaries will also be brought to this same arena for the second phase. We are going to create a subsidised food market across the eight Wards in the LCDA, where food will be sold to Barigans at a subsidised amount.

“There will be Health intervention Scheme for expectant women in Bariga, we are going to pay for their deliveries. We also have in the pipeline a health program tagged “Ilera Bariga” for 1000 people, they will be given a card to visit any hospital for free.

“We are going to commence a daily food intervention across Bariga, local vendors will be selected, they would be mobilized to cater for 1000 people daily.

“We are planning educational intervention in our 30 Primary Schools across Bariga, we are going to provide exercise books to the indigent students to support their parents.”

The beneficiaries were full of praises.

In their separate reactions, they appreciated Alabi for his sustained efforts at alleviating the sufferings of the masses.

A resident, Mrs. Toyin Abegunde, lauded the council for inaugurating the Bariga Intervention Committee, describing it as a step in the right direction.