By Babatunde Kaka and Zainab Olanrewaju
Hon. Wale Raji restates plans to help old people, petty traders and financially dependent people in Epe.
He made the pledge on Monday, November 10.
While flagging off some Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) oriented projects across Epe Federal constituency on Monday, 10th November, the Lawmaker spoke with Eko Hot Blog where he restated his commitment to passionately serve his amazing constituents. He hinted at his resolve to empower 1000 petty traders each with the sum of ₦25,000 cash grant. He also stated that 100 Old people from age 70 and above will be paid ₦10,000 monthly before the month of November runs out.
” Before the end of this month, we have to assist our petty traders, 1000 of them with ₦25,000 cash grants, that is a total of ₦25 million. And also the aged, the old people, 70 years and above, we are starting a programme to pick 100 of them that will be given ₦10,000 every month. There are many who are vulnerable, some old people don’t have children taking care of them, some have health issues. So, as long as I remain the Member representing Epe Federal Constituency.
“Most of the times when people call you, it is either they have health or financial challenges. Some will say they don’t know where their next meal is coming, that is why we are taking care of these women. You know when we empower women, we empower the family economically, whatever they make, they spend on their children”, Hon. Wale Raji averred.
Hon. Wale Raji also stated in clear terms that he has plans and strategies in place to rescue people who are financially handicapped to settle their hospital bills. The Emergency Health Fund, he said, will gulp the sum of 1 million Naira monthly.
“In the health sector, we are coming up with a scheme which we call “Emergency Health Fund”. We already have an arrangement with Epe General Hospital, anyone with emergency ailments should go there. They will give us the bill and we intend to be spending 1 million Naira every month and more will come by the special grace of God”, he said.