By Eniolorunopa Oyedele
NO Fewer than 200 residents of Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, have received a cash gift of N3 million Naira to cushion the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on their households.
The donation was courtesy of the Executive Chairman of the council, Sesan Daini to 100 less privileged residents comprising the elderly, widows and physically-challenged and 100 indigent students.
The less privileged were given N20,000 each while the students got N10,000 each.
The presentation was made during the Year 2022 Budget Stakeholders Meeting/1,584 Days in office, which took place at the council secretariat in Igbogbo, Ikorodu, on Monday.
Daini who also donated benches, tables, white marker boards and instructional materials to 12 schools in the LCDA and unveiled a new logo for revenue generation thereafter attributed his success to a reference point of growth and good governance in Lagos state. He said, “today marks our 1,584th day in office, making egalitarianism a common experience to the people of this LCDA; this makes continuity of good governance a desire of our people. The focus of this administration is embedded in the THEMES agenda of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State,”
According to him, 100 less privileged were randomly drawn from the National Social Register of the State Operation Coordinating Unit (SOCU) while the indigent students were selected after due consultations. He said, “the council has started and will continue to provide stipends to old people, widows and physically challenged persons as captured in the list of SOCU.”
He was flanked by; Honourable Nurudeen Solaja, member, Lagos State House of Assembly, LSHA, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, former Minister for Works, a member, Governor’s Advisory Council, Lagos State, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun and former member, LSHA, Adebimpe Akinsola, among others.
In their goodwill messages, Solaja commended Daini for his achievement so far while Senator Ogunlewe admonished the council to manage the party structure at the grassroots in addition to his developmental agenda.
Also, Akinsola urged party leaders and lawmakers to lobby for the approval of LCDAs to become a substantial local government while Bashorun lauded the chairman and advised him to achieve more developmental goals.
The achievements of that day include inauguration of six class rooms and donation of chairs, tables and instructional materials to Local Government Primary School, Igbe, where Mrs Omotayo Esther, the school head teacher said the materials will be put into good use.
At the occasion, the council chairman allayed the fears of many residents of Baiyeku that work will begin on the dilapidated Igbogbo/Baiyeku Road in earnest, “by the grace of God, rehabilitation of Igbogbo/Baiyeku Road will commence in 2022,” said the chairman.
Daini also said two communities will also benefit from installation of 300KVA transformers soon.
The beneficiaries in their responses commended the good gesture of the chairman saying it is a new dawn in the era of the LCDA.
Rev. Abayomi Owoyele and Ogidi Oluwakemi expressed appteciation at the gesture.