Thousands of Lagosians converged on the Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, on Saturday to receive Christmas gifts from Bola Tinubu Foundation, a non-profit organisation owned by a former Gorvernor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The gifts range from rice, salt, vegetable oil, T-shirt and cash.
According to Punch Metro, the events was not without hitches as policemen and other security agents tried to push back the large crowd that turned up from every LGA in Lagos State.Barricades were broken as beneficiaries caused a stampede.
A Special Adviser to the former Governor, Mr. Femi Oyatolu, said
“We have distributed over 2,000 bags of rice of 12.5kg. We have also distributed vegetable oil, T-shirts, salts and cash for the needy. It is not politically-motivated because we have been doing this for the past five years. It is a Christmas outreach but we also do it during Salah as well. It is just a way of giving back to society and putting smiles on people’s faces. It is not stomach infrastructure because it cuts across all political divides. It is not restricted to any group.
Apart from giving out gift items, we also do free medicals for people and also pay school fees of indigent students.”