CITIZENS COMPASS —The Chairman, Ikorodu Local Government in Lagos State, Wasiu Ayodeji Adesina has said his administration would continue to implement policies and programmes that would impact positively on residents.
Adesina said this at a stakeholders’ forum on the council’s 2024 budget, held at the council secretariat in lkorodu.
The Citizens Compass reports that the budget was tagged : “Budget of fulfillment,“
He said that the meeting was organised to deliberate on the budget and integrate views of stakeholders towards its effective implementation
The Chairman said that the council would give priority to capital projects with direct impact on residents in the implementation of the budget.
He promised to build a standard central motor park in order to ease traffic in the area.
“Most of the projects requested for are capital intensive project, but we will do our best to fulfill our goals in next year budget.
“The local government pays primary school teachers, so once that is taken out, little or nothing is left, but as a responsible government, we have to prioritise.
“We have to look into projects that are more pressing and have direct impact on residents.
”Then hand them over to the Community Development Association after completion for maintenance,” he said.
He urged residents to promptly pay their tenancy rates and levies in order to enjoy more dividends of democracy.
The council boss said that the council had achieved about 80 per cent performance in its 2023 budget.
He listed some of the projects and programmes implemented as renovation of Agura Primary Health Centre, construction of the standard secretariat compound, distribution of GCE forms to indigent students, construction of Otambala Link Road and Inauguration of five blocks of classrooms with furniture at Salvation Primary Army School.
He added the council also constructed ten boreholes across all its wards in the budget year.
Earlier, Mr Babatunde Rotinwa, former Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, urged the council boss to curb street trading and construct additional motor parks to ease traffic.
Alhaji Junaid Owokorodu, a former Chairman of the council ,urged Adesina to improve the security architecture in the council area by providing street lights in all black spots
He commended Adesina on his great strides in the area of infrastructural development..
Chief Kayode Olomo, a community leader who spoke on behalf of other community leaders, appealed to the council chairman to drill more boreholes to ensure adequate supply of potable water in the council area.
A resident, Mrs Morayo Abbas, urged the council boss to construct more link roads to ease traffic.