For a few nights in December 2012, she stayed awake. Many thoughts rushed through the tunnel of her mind. But in the end she says, “the elderly are our societal treasure. We cannot afford to neglect them.”
And with those words at the back of her mind, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, inaugurated the Elderly Citizens Assistance Scheme (ECAS) recently as a platform established out of her passion to reduce the sufferings of elderly women in the 13 councils that make-up the Central senatorial district in Lagos State.
The inauguration of the scheme took place simultaneously across the councils under her senatorial district that include Surulere, Yaba, Coker-Aguda, Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Lagos Mainland, Apapa, Apapa-Iganmu and Ikoyi-Obalende.
Speaking at Surulere Local Government during the inauguration of the scheme with the theme “The elderly, our societal treasure,” Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, noted that the ceremony was the main highlight of the Fifth Lagos Central Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting.