The administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has shown by its action that it is possible to make promises and keep them when the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) holds this year’s budget stakeholders meeting in Lagos recently.
The Sole Administrator of Ejigbo LCDA, Hon. Ibrahim Adigun presided over the meeting which was made up of representatives of the six wards that make up the LCDA, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains, market leaders, Union leaders, members of the civil society, organized private sectors, youth leaders and banks.
He used the opportunity to announce to his audience that two new roads, Ifoshi – Ejigbo Road and Falana Omiale Road have been approved for rehabilitation and that the meeting was necessary because the government needed the inputs of the various stakeholders on the projects that are of priority to them, since the fund available cannot carry all the projects that they would like executed in the area, because the government at inception has promised to always carry them along in their planning and execution of projects.
Hon Adigun gave an account of their stewardship and the plans that they have for the future. In his words “I can say with all sense of modesty and humility that when this stakeholders meeting was held last year certain demands were made which I will deliberate on later, but the good thing is that part of the demand and request made by our people were delivered within the time frame”
He deliberated on their performances in various sectors. “Our reform in the primary health care is taking a great deal of new dimensions, the programme we initiated at the headquarters like measles follow up campaign, support for free medical screening were successful. Under our economic reforms, new roads were opened and graded so as to enhance economic activities. I want to tell us at this juncture that the flagging off process for another two major roads in our community has started and this we are doing in conjunction with the state government. We were able to support indigent students by providing GCE and JAMB forms for them and we hope to increase the number of beneficiaries”
The sole Administrator told members about the importance of improving on the internally generated revenue (IGR) for better services to the community. “I will like to implore all of us on our civic responsibility which is prompt payment of rates to the local council, so we can deliver dividend of democracy as promised”
A chieftain of APC, Elder Michael Adedoke corroborated the words of the Sole Administrator when he said “NNPC depot in Ejigbo should be a good source of IGR. We have a lot of tankers here and we should be able to get revenue from that area. Ejigbo does not have the factories and industries as you have them in Oshodi and Isolo but the one we have we should maximize the use”