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The Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State has distributed 2,500 bags of rice to vulnerable residents in the council to cushion the effect of hardship in the land.

Chairman of the council, David Odunmbaku, disclosed this while giving account of his stewardship in the last one year.

Odunmbaku said the 2,500 5kg bags of rice were distributed to the various wards to cushion the effect of the hardship, saying that the council ensured that the bags of rice got to those who needed them most.

He said the council also rehabilitated Umaru Saro Drive in Oluwole Estate, Ogba; Tunji Olusanya Street, Ojodu, adding that in partnership with MTN, the council donated items worth N1 million to Life Fountain Orphanage at Omole Estate.

“We partnered with KENNOL on vocational training of 20 youths in mechanical, electrical and plumbing works. We engaged Flux Technology to train 32 youths and workers on UI/UX, Data Analytics and Digital Marketing. We organized Workshop on Gender Based Violence for Women Development and we organized three months mega training programme skills acquisition and business management for 250 residents,” he disclosed.

In the area of education, Odunmbaku revealed that the council distributed back to school kits to pupils, upgraded ICT centre at Shogunro to Information Technology hub with alternative power supply for manpower development in relevant courses.

“We organized coaching classes for GCE and JAMB candidates at Information Technology Hub for proficiency in CBT. We donated N1 million toward procurement of buses for NUT Ikeja Branch. We donated free JAMB and GCE forms to 1,000 students. We distributed furniture and exercise books to Junior Secondary School and Primary Schools and we empowered teachers with cash gift of N1 million in partnership with Adedeji Awolola Foundation to reward performance,” he added.

Odunmbaku said the council trained 60 youths on Waste to Wealth creation in partnership with Rotary Club Gbagada and LAWMA  and distributed toolkits, which included sewing machines, automobile repair tools, make-up kits and blending machines to women and youths.

He disclosed that the council donation cash and food items through the Widows Food Bank to 100 widows, elderly and physically challenged people.