Over 700 Households Benefit From Hon. Ola Western Easter Food Fest in Amuwo-Odofin

By Onome Naomi

Amuwo odofin and its environs experienced an out pour of magnanimity from Hon. Folorunsho Ola Western as he feeds over 700 households during the Easter season. The gathering of beneficiaries took place on Saturday 30th March, 2024 at his campaign office in Festac Town, Amuwo-Odofin Local Govt Area of Lagos state.

Hon Ola Western despite being nominated for the 2023 elections as APC candidate for Lagos state House of Assembly Amuwo-Odofin Constituency 1 but not elected, his philanthropic prowess and selfless service to humanity remains an act to reckon with. The ‘ya ko yo’ second edition is an initiative created to meet the needs of indigene within his jurisdiction of servitude in Amuwo- Odofin especially during festive seasons when families meet for a special treat, Naomi Sophy Blog reports.

Invited Dignitaries and special guests from all walks of life who attended the event includes: Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, represented by the APC vice-chairman Lagos West, Chief Babatunde Aboyade, the executive chairman of Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Engr. (Dr.) Valentine Bruaimoh, APC LGA chairman, Mr Ayo Ogungbiye, Otunba Dotun Adedola, Alhaji Bello, Rev. Dr. Johnson, Coordinator of Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) Amuwo-Odofin chapter, Chief Imam of Amuwo-Odofin, Apc Apex leaders, Others….

The highlight of the event was the special attention was given to people with disabilities, the 10 representatives who were present at the occasion went home with live-chicken and food items to celebrate the Easter with their families. The leader of the physically challenged in Amuwo-Odofin Olusola Akinibosun expressed gratitude to Hon. Ola Western who has made Easter celebrations worth it, prays for continuous providence in his house-hold. Also, over 700 beneficiaries went home with live-chicken, food stuffs and cash gifts.

Commendation from Dignitaries at the event:

Chief Tunde Aboyade the vice chairman APC Lagos west senatorial district representing APC Chairman Pastor Ojelabi Cornelius appreciates Hon Ola Western’s effort for organizing a food fest, says it’s a very encouraging programme especially from an individual who is complementing the efforts of the government. This gesture will spur APC to support his candidacy in the next elections, he’s proven time and time again to be efficient in his servitude to the people, he added.

Otunba Dotun Adedola said; “The real politician is ambitious but those who are not politicians, come and go. Hon Ola Western is a real politician who is well loved and appreciated by the people especially his superiors, he doesn’t accept failure and we believe in him. Before the next election he will do something greater, wishing him well in all his endeavor.”

Rev Dr Johnson, CAN district co-ordinator Festac express appreciation over Hon Ola Western’s good will to the people of Amuwo-Odofin. Says his selfless service is not attributed to massive wealth but his love for giving, pray his vision and aspirations will come to pass as he continues to show love to the people.

Alhaji Bello, the 5th Chief Imam of Ifelodun Central Mosque Festac town revealed that the muslim community is overwhelmed by the philanthropic gesture of Hon Ola Western. Advises the giver to exercise continuous patience in his political aspiration, assures his next step will yield positive results as in the case of Bola Ahmed Tinubu who became the president of the Federal Republic of Nigerian in spite of backlashes and tribulations.

Hon Dr Ben Stephen applauds Hon Ola Western’s magnanimous act, attested he’s done something many in his status has never considered important despite loosing the mandate to another in the last elections. Express certainty in his re-election, urges him to be relentless in his efforts to better the lives of others.

APC ward chairman Ayo affirmed Hon. Folorunsho has been a constant giver in Amuwo-Odofin LGA, appreciates his efforts so far in providing the necessities of the common man.

Engr. Dr Valentine Bruaimoh, the Local Government Chairman of Amuwo-Odofin commended Hon Ola Western for being supportive to the community by doing his best to alleviate poverty. Urges the wealthy in the society to follow suit by lending a helping hand to feed people especially during festive seasons and in time of need. On the occasion of President Tinubu’s birthday, Engr Valentine revealed special prayers was organised by the people of Amuwo-Odofin for the president to lead the nation to glory as seen in recent achievements.

The host of the Easter food fest. Hon Folorunsho Ola aka Ola western told pressmen who stormed the event that the programme is created to supply food items and cash gifts to the people of Amuwo-Odofin for Easter celebrations. He mentioned that the second edition of the food fest is deemed special as it includes LGA, ward exco, some religious leaders, diverse associations in Festac and many more beneficiaries.

Ola Western noted that the reason he extended his service to humanity by philanthropy is to corroborate with the ‘Onje Eko’ initiative started by the governor of Lagos state, Gov Babajide Sanwo-olu for his passion to alleviate the strive of the common people.

The major aim of the yearly food fest is to assist the people of amuwo odofin in the area of food scarcity and harsh economy, to provide relief. Next year the assistance will be extended to hospitals for people’s medical bills in correlation with the initiative of the First lady of Nigeria, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Ola Western added.

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Speaking about his political ambition, Ola Western expressed optimism that at his appointed time for mandate, he will succeed in his re-election bid especially with God given support and supporters. Uses the medium of his event to wish President Bola Ahmed Tinubu a happy birthday while he appreciates Gov.Babajide Sanwo olu for his Onje eko initiative.

In appreciation, beneficiaries unanimously prayed for the well being of their benefactor, Hon. Ola Western, they assure full support for his re-election bid.


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