APC Presidential Ticket: Senator Tokunbi Abiru Congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu; Says Party Has Made The Best Decision

APC Presidential Ticket: Senator Tokunbi Abiru Congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu; Says Party Has Made The Best Decision

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru has congratulated the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the party’s presidential flag bearer for the 2023 elections.

Senator Abiru in his congratulatory message said the party has made the best decision in electing Asiwaju Tinubu as the flag bearer of the party stressing that only Tinubu has the capacity to confront the opposition and secure victory for the ruling party in the 2023 General elections.

He said, “I heartily congratulate our revered National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the APC Presidential Primary election.”

“The delegates of our dear party has made the best decision by electing Asiwaju to fly the flag of our dear party, APC in 2023. The Bola Tinubu presidency promises to bring transformational development to Nigeria as witnessed in Lagos State, where he served as two terms governor.”

“I urge Nigerians from all walks of life to look beyond premodial considerations and throw their support behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s candidacy.”

“The complexities and protracted challenges facing our dear nation at this period requires a tested and experienced leader like Asiwaju to tackle them headlong.”

“I congratulate all APC members and supporters for this historic feat”.

#TokunboAbiruIsDoingGood

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Supports Business Start-Ups With Grant, As 41 Graduate From Innovation Lab

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Supports Business Start-Ups With Grant, As 41 Graduate From Innovation Lab

The Chairman, Senate committee on Industries, and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA on Friday supported business start-ups with grant during the graduating ceremony and Demo Day of Business 101 for Creatives and Artisans (Cohort 001) participants of the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL). 

Out of 47 individuals that enrolled for the training, forty-one (41) budding and aspiring entrepreneurs successfully completed the 3-months intensive business training handled by the technical partner of SAIL, the Co-creation Hub (Cc-Hub).

Over 4,000 young men and women applied for the 5 pilot SAIL programmes across 16 Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas in the Lagos East Senatorial District, while 150 were shortlisted for the entire maiden cohort. 47 individuals were admitted into Business 101 for Creatives and Artisans class.

Other programmes include Tech Talent Development, Lagos East Teachers Fellowship, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Café for Secondary School Students and Start-up Accelerator for Businesses.

SAIL, is an initiative of the Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT) Foundation, a dedicated innovation and tech lab that is providing relevant technology, business and digital skills to tech enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs across the Lagos East Senatorial District.

In his remarks, Abiru, a former bank chief Executive said his Foundation established the Innovation Lab in response to growing unemployment in the country and also to position the younger generation for the enormous opportunities available in this current fourth industrial revolution.
He said, ‘’We are all aware that in recent years, Nigeria has faced unprecedented economic challenges ostensibly caused by recession, shrinking revenues and the Coronavirus. The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS reported that the youth unemployment rate in Nigeria is at 42. 50 in the first quarter of 2022.

‘’Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, having failed to maximize the opportunities of the agricultural and industrial ages. Now, we are in the digital revolution age, we therefore cannot as a nation afford to miss out on the enormous opportunities available in this innovation and digital age.

‘’This is the compelling rationale behind the establishment of The Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL). Look around you today, you will discover that the COVID-19 pandemic has made remote working fashionable. Also, the rise in the deployment of robotics and artificial intelligence all point to the fact that we either brace up for technology or we lose out again!

‘’So, I knew, when I became Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that the most enduring empowerment I can give to young people and entrepreneurs, in my constituency is to leveraging my global exposure and experience to make them globally competitive by equipping them with premium digital, innovative and technological skills which are in high demands globally. This was in keeping with the social contract that I had with the people of the Lagos East Senatorial district when seeking their votes’’.

Ojoma Ochai, Managing Partner of the Creative Economy Practice at CcHUB, challenged the graduating participants to harness the huge opportunities in the creative sector.

She said, “I want to begin this speech by saying thank you to Senator Abiru for his investment in developing opportunities for talent to thrive’’, adding that the creative sector contributes the equivalent of half of Nigeria’s GDP, it represents about 3% of global GDP and employs millions around the world and in Nigeria.

The event also featured a pitch session of 10 aspiring entrepreneurs in the graduating class who had the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of business professionals for seed funding and mentorship.
Senator Abiru doled out a business grant worth N3m to the top three entrepreneurs who made best business pitches. The Overall winner, John Olisa got N1.5m, while the first runner up, Jessica Nwobodo got N1m and the second runner up, Esther Ogundare went home with N500k.

Enitan Olukotun
Special Adviser to Senator Tokunbo Abiru
(Media and Publicity)

Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Relief Beneficiaries Receive Payments For 17 Consecutive Months

Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Relief Beneficiaries Receive Payments For 17 Consecutive Months

For seventeen (17) consecutive months, Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru has been extending COVID-19 relief financial assistance to over 2500 vulnerable people in the Lagos East Senatorial District. On Wednesday, 1 June, 2022, beneficiaries of the Senator Tokunbo Abiru COVID-19 Relief Support Scheme received direct credits in their respective bank accounts.

These beneficiaries were nominated by 98 ward chairmen, Party chairmen, Community Development Committees (CDCs), Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC)leaders, Royal fathers, League of Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and notable leaders in the 16 LGs/LCDAs of the Lagos East Senatorial district.

The scheme was earlier planned to terminate in December 2021, but the Senator graciously continued in the new year as the economic headwinds occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to fully abate.

Abiru, fondly called the #DoingGood Senator said his concern for the plight of the poor necessitated the continuation of the financial support to ease the hardship of the vulnerable at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.

Categories of beneficiaries include people with physical disabilities, widows, aged, unemployed youth and women drawn from the 98 wards in the 16 LGs/LCDAs of the Senatorial district.

The #DoingGood Senator who has been delivering on his mantra of , ‘ Greater good to the larger number of people’ , has been greatly commended for his novel interventions and programmes.


Enitan Olukotun

Special Adviser To Senator Tokunbo Abiru

(Media and Publicity)

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Congratulates Mayoress (Princess) Samiat Abolanle Bada on her conferment of Chieftaincy title as the Yeye Oluomo of Ikosi Kingdom

Senator Tokunbo Abiru Congratulates Mayoress (Princess) Samiat Abolanle Bada on her conferment of Chieftaincy title as the Yeye Oluomo of Ikosi Kingdom

On behalf of the great people of the Lagos East Senatorial District, I heartily felicitate with my dear sister and trusted political ally, Mayoress (Princess) Samiat Abolanle Bada, the Executive Chairperson, Ikosi-Isheri LCDA on your conferment of honorary chieftaincy title as YEYE OLUOMO OF IKOSI KINGDOM by His Royal Majesty, Oba Samuel Alamu Oloyede Kehinde, the Onikosi of Ikosi during the 15th coronation anniversary of the monarch on Sunday, 29th May, 2022.

Princess, this is a well-deserved honour in recognition of your numerous contributions to the development of Ikosi land.

As the trustee of the Ikosi-Isheri people’s mandate, you have shown exceptional capacity and leadership in steering the affairs of the Council.

My dear Princess, this royal honour should spur you to do more for your dear people. They have reposed great confidence in you and I strongly believe that you will surpass their expectations.

I sincerely wish you the very best and pray that Almighty God continue to grant you good health as you diligently serve your people.
Again, congratulations, Yeye Oluomo of Ikosi Kingdom!
Oye a mo ori o!

Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru
(Lagos East)
Chairman, Senate Committee On Industries
Federal Republic of Nigeria

TACT Foundation, Cc-Hub Sign Contractual Agreement On Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL)

TACT Foundation, Cc-Hub Sign Contractual Agreement On Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL)

The Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT) Foundation and its technical partner on Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), the Co-creation Hub (Cc-Hub), a dedicated innovation and tech company that makes use of social capital and technology to accelerate economic prosperity had a contract signing ceremony at the SAIL facility in Ikorodu Lagos on Tuesday 24th May, 2022.

The Co-founder of Cc-Hub, Mr Bosun Tijani, Manager, TACT Foundation, Mr Hamzat Jimoh signed the contract papers in the presence of Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, his Legal Adviser, Abiodun Anibaba, Special adviser on Constituency Matters, Dr Saheed Ibikunle and Coordinator SAIL Programme, Mr Adedeji Abisola.

SAIL, an initiative of the Tokunbo Abiru Constituency Team (TACT) Foundation, is a dedicated innovation and tech lab that is providing relevant technology, business and digital skills to teach enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs across the Lagos East Senatorial District.

After the signing ceremony, Bosun Tijani showed up in one of the classes of SAIL, Tech Talent Development class, to motivate participants who are currently learning software engineering at SAIL.

Tijani informed participants of enormous opportunities in the tech space, especially in software engineering. He encouraged them to dedicate themselves to the training stressing that they could never go wrong with the training.

He said, ‘’Most of the big guys you see today started learning how to develop on their mobile phones but you guys have programmes like this when you have laptops made available to you to learn.

‘’For you guys, there is no limit. The Internet might not be the fastest but you have everything you need to be whatever you want to be. You know people can even learn how to build an airplane now on the Internet. Knowledge is ubiquitous. I truly know that no one in this room will be a lesser person in society because you have gone through this programme. You have all it takes to be great.

‘’In Tech, any part you decide to go into, you will win. If you tried to build a product and it ended up not being successful you would have learnt so much. And that is what someone building a successful company in tech needs to hire you. The only thing you need to check is your own threshold. Do you have the threshold to go through the pain? Try as much as possible to collaborate with yourselves.

‘’My journey contributed to the way I did Cc-Hub. Because some people would have done the same thing with the desire to make money but for me, I was building Cc-Hub because I see it as a platform to enable people. I don’t care what background you are from and care whether you appreciate what I have done for you or not. My goal is to be the platform we help people explore. And Cc-Hub has helped a lot of people to explore. I am fulfilled because that is what I set out to achieve.

‘’If you look at my journey, there is nothing you say you have done that I have not done. But I was only conscious not to do bad things in my journey.

 

Enitan Olukotun

Special Adviser To Senator Tokunbo Abiru

(Media and Publicity)