Hardship: Sanwo-Olu launches Eko Cares Intervention for 500,000 Lagosians

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday launched the Eko Cares Initiative, a socio-economic intervention program designed to tackle the economic difficulties facing the country.

The first phase of the programme has been designed to take care of over 500, 000 households as beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries of the scheme cut across the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs of the state.

Speaking at the flag-off, Governor Sanwo-Olu warned representatives from the respective councils against hoarding of the items, saying his administration was determined to continuously make life easier and decent for the residents just as he urged residents to continue to give support to the present administration.

The governor told representatives of various communities present at the event to ensure even distribution of the food items to other less privileged people in their communities and avoid hoarding

He noted that the objective of the programme was to ensure that food would not continue to be a challenge to residents.

While noting that the food items would be distributed through community leaders, religious organizations, trade unions, youth organizations and People with Disabilities clusters, and human rights groups, Sanwo-Olu urged stakeholders not to hoard it.

He also announced that the Ounje Eko market initiative will continue until further notice.

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