PROGRESSIVE Community Development Association, Oke Oko Isawo, Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos State, has distributed food and gift items to over 100 vulnerable residents to mark the end of the year celebration in the area.
The beneficiaries included widows, children and youths while others were given cash and awards in various categories.
Speaking during the ceremony, the CDA Chairman, Mr Sunday Abiodun urged residents to unite and positively impact the lives of people living with and around them.
He said the gesture was geared towards reducing poverty among people in the community and its environs.
“We have tried in the spirit of Christmas to ensure that less privilegded, widows and children are catered for in our community.
“The event is put together by the combined efforts of residents and members of the CDA executive members.
“That is why we gathered here to celebrate with one another,” he said.
According to the CDA chairman, different competitions were organised in addition to make the day glamorous such as Bicycle race, Ludo game and Ayo for senior citizens.
The CDA also inaugurated entrance gate on link roads to curtail insecurity as part of the activities to mark the end of the year celebration.
Also speaking, Mr Anthony Afolayan, General Secretary National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ikorodu West branch, commended the CDA and urged youths to shun use of hard drugs.
Afolayan advised the community youths to be law abiding and not engage in anything that can tarnish the image of their families.
“This programme will promote love and peaceful coexistence among residents.
“However, youths should be guided and not engage in crime that can land them in prison especially during this Yuletide.
“I commend the CDA on their effort in making sure that the vulnerables among them have a sense of belonging,” he said.