The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says he is committed to the welfare and well-being of the people of Surulere 1 Federal Constituency.
Mr. Gbajabiamila made the statement during the disbursement of N20 million interest-free loan to 400 constituents.
The N50,000 loan to benefitting traders and artisans, was facilitated by Gbajabiamila and disbursed by the National Directorate of Employment.
The Speaker who was represented by a former Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Agboola Dabiri, said he would always work to serve the interest of the people.
He said the facilitation and disbursement of the interest free loans to traders and artisans in the constituency was one of the efforts made to empower the people.
Mr. Gbajabiamila who urged the beneficiaries to use the loans judiciously so as to improve their businesses and better their lot, imploring the beneficiaries to repay the loans within the agreed period so that others could also benefit.
Speaking, Lagos State Coordinator National Directorate of Employment, Mrs Serena Edwards, said the loans, facilitated by the Speaker, was disbursed under the Enterprise Enhancement Scheme of the directorate aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and boosting businesses.
She commended Gbajabiamila for facilitating the loans, saying the facility would impact positively on businesses in Surulere 1 constituency.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Iyaloja of Abibatu Mogaji Market, Iponri, Mrs Bola Badmus, who thanked the Speaker and the NDE for the loans, said it would help beneficiaries to grow their businesses.