Daily Metro News NG
A Former House of Representatives member, Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja, who represented Ondo East/ Ondo West Federal Constituency in the 6, 7 & 8th Assembly, has boosted the economy of Ondo Kingdom with five million (#5,000,000.00) naira cash.
The former lawmaker, as part of activities to conclude his weeks long 71st birthday, distributed the cash to the less privileged, widows, people living with disability and other vulnerable groups within the community.
The empowerment program was held at Akiavic event hall witnessed mammoth crowd of beneficiaries, women groups, youth groups, artisans, religious bodies and well wishers.
The beneficiaries were admonished to utilize the cash gift to start petty trading to afford them daily meal.
Mrs Joy Olafisoye who spoke on behalf of other beneficiaries thanked and commended the donor for his benevolence and his love for his community most importantly as he is out of political office.
Earlier, Akinlaja paid a condolence visit to the widow of late Aderemi Adedeji a flood victim in the community and gave two hundred thousand naira cash to the deceased family.
He also paid an unschedule visit to an abandoned baby named Esther who was dumped in a sack bag and rescued by WHO I AM FOUNDATION at UNIMED TEACHING HOSPITAL Ondo.
Recalled, Hon. Akinlaja celebrated his 71 birthday of on June 1 with book launch of his autobiography titled LABOUR, POLITICS AND GRACE in Abuja.
The birthday and the book launch had Otunba Mike Adenuga as the Chief Launcher.
As a community conscious leader, he brought the birthday thanksgiving and reception to Ondo City on June 7.
Several activities include; football match, cash gift to road side petty traders and other humanitarian interventions were put together for the birthday and book launch in the community.