Demonstrating dividends of democracy in an upright pattern to alleviate the needs of residents, the legislative arm of Ikorodu North LCDA on the 8th of February 2022, organised a public hearing to advance solutions to neighbourhood challenges
Aimed at amending existing bye-laws and implementing proposed community projects, the scene played hosts to stakeholders across the local council development area, receiving an overhaul positive reviews.
With hard copies of the charter proposal disseminated amongst stakeholders present for perusing, soliciting their suggestive contribution, Ikorodu North LCDA Council Leader, Hon Ayo Adekoya gave the preliminary address to the stakeholders during the municipal earshot on recommended bye-laws for the region
Extensively highlighted of the bye-law was the proposed construction of link bridge at Agbede community to Odogunyan axis, which will be on Public/ Private partnership drive, with bids from construction firms to construct the bridge
Also stated was that, upon the bridge completion, there would be a toll fee, payable by all motorists.
A decision well ratified by the representative of Agbede and others present, expressing their happiness towards the productive dialogue
Hon Adeniran Adeyemi, the house committee chairman on bye-law in the legislative chamber took time to read some of the proposed bye-laws to the stakeholders present, he requested for organisations, CDA/CDC and individuals with apt input to strengthen the bye-laws with contributions and forward it to the office of the council leader for further legislative deliberations.
The council also seized the forum to introduce a new e-payment format slip allowing residents to properly verify their bills for revenue collection, aiding adequate retrieval and removing deprivation of clarity in the area of expanding government statutes
Olakunle Kukoyi (Council Legal Officer) snatched a short duration amidst the hearing, reiterating consequences to residents on failures to adhere to the council regulatory policies
“This public hearing can also be seen as a form of sensitising residents to stay away from disorderly conduct and obey our laws, for defaulters will face the full wrath, most especially during construction of the link bridge”
“Complying with the rules is essential for every implementation to go according to plan” Mr Kukoyi added
Other proposed bye-laws are law on street naming/house numbering, Bakery, sawmill, Burial permit etc.
Partakers were further bestowed a one-week duration to thoroughly evaluate the recommendations, citing spectrum for sufficient suggestions, to submit supplementary notions to enhance the bye-laws value
Prince Adeniron Ogunbanwo, CDC chairman Ikorodu North LCDA (in attendance) relished the actions of the legislative arm in the council, acknowledging their intent of opening doors to further modifications
“The government cannot do it alone, which means the private partnership is also key, this is why I need to appreciate Bldr Banjo for unlocking gates to developmental coalition in his administration”
Hon Olakanmi Sheriff Tijani, in the closing remark, admired the good people of Ikorodu North LCDA for providing the mandate to serve, extending kudos to the executive Chairman of the LCDA, Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo for favouring the legislative arm of the council, he also recognised his honourable colleagues for the job well done on the bye-laws, encouraging Agbede community residents to convey absolute consent for the law during the execution of the link bridge.
Also in attendance at the hearing; Baales, Council Chiefs, Mr Abiodun Babinton (Council-Manager), Mr Babatunde Hassan (Council Treasurer), Mrs Akinyemi Kehinde (Clerk Of the House), Hon. Balkis Ibrahim Anifowoshe (Majority Leader), Hon. Bola Daramola (Chief Whip) and Hon. Olakanmi Tijani (Councillor representing ward E2 Erikorodo)