Tinubu’s family shares palliatives to mark President’s birthday

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President Bola Tinubu’s 72nd birthday on March 29, 2024, may have come and gone, but for his family, the celebration continues.

Many Lagos residents smiled home with bags of rice from the Tinubu family to commemorate the President’s birthday.

Tinubu had opted for a low-key birthday celebration as a result of the challenging times the country is facing.

He also urged his associates not to organise any events, but instead, use the opportunity to reflect and re-dedicate themselves to the task of building the nation.

The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, and Information Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, noted that the recent killings of some military and police personnel in Delta State, as well as several security breaches, had contributed to the gloomy mood of the nation.

However, his family said it would not be fine if the residents living around the President’s family home did not feel the joy of the celebration, however low-key it may be.

On Saturday, April 6, bags of 25kg long grain rice and other foodstuff were shared with indigent residents in the Kakawa Street area of Lagos Island and its environs.

Our correspondent, who was at the scene, saw residents dance for joy and showered prayers on the President and his family for the kind gesture as they received their share of the palliatives.

A representative of the family, who doubles as the Board Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Board, Lagos State,  Yetunde Gbafe, said that the gifts distributed were a token, adding that it was for the Ramadan and Easter celebrations.

Some bags were also taken to the Methodist Church of Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos Island.

Another batch was also sent to the central mosque in the area, and was received by an imam.

A recipient, who gave her name as Mama Yemisi, thanked the family and prayed for God’s wisdom upon the President.

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