-says June 12 remains very special for ACN
As part of arrangements to emphasize the special significance of June 12 as a special day for Nigeria’s pro-democracy movement, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (OON) has concluded plans for two special events in Lagos today.
A programme of activities released by her office in Abuja indicates that the National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Bisi Akande is to commission “Rehoboth House”, her new constituency office in Yaba, Lagos.
At the senator’s quarterly Town Hall meeting with constituents scheduled to take place afterwards at Rockview Hotel in Apapa, Oluremi Tinubu, former First Lady of Lagos state who was sworn in as a Senator on june 6 last year, is to present her first year report and conduct an interactive session.
Eminent personalities expected at the occasion include the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola; the Lagos state chairman of ACN, Otunba Henry O. Ajomale, and; other ACN leaders such as Prince Tajudeen Olusi.
Emphasizing the special significance of June 12 anniversary in Nigeria’s political history, Senator Tinubu stated that in spite of government’s nonchalant disposition, pro-democracy activists, including communities and civil society groups can entrench its importance in the annals of Nigeria’s political history, “The significance of June 12 and what it represents to us in the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) reminds us always of the price paid to pave the way for the present democratic dispensation that we have had for the past thirteen years,” she stated.
Highlights of today’s Town Hall meeting include the presentation of N10, 000bursary cheques to help 624 students who applied for assistance under Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s Post-Secondary School Scholarship Scheme (PSSS), to defray the cost of purchasing academic books.
Under the Senator’s PSSS scheme launched during her maiden Town Hall meeting on August 16, 2011, twenty-six recipients of the 4-year scholarship scheme received N100, 000 each for the 2012 academic year.
Also, under her Petty Traders Empowerment Capital Scheme (PETECS) launched during the Second Town Hall meeting on Friday March 9, 2012, a total of 624 beneficiaries received N20, 000 each to re-capitalize an existing petty trade.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a philanthropist and founder of New Era Foundation is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity and she supports social responsibilities to the poor, needy and indigent students in the interest of moving the society forward.