In the usual way of giving back to his constituents Rep. Babajimi Benson the Chairman House Committee on Defense gives out over 500 food items known as ‘APO ANU’ to constituents in Ikorodu federal constituency, for the September edition of the Program.
iCare Foodbank was established on October 16, 2016 by Rep. Babajimi Benson representing the good people of Ikorodu federal Constituency through his iCare Foundation, It is the first food bank in Nigeria, iCare Foodbank distributes food ingredients monthly to a large numbers of families including elderly people, widows, indigent people and the vulnerable in the society.
Rep Babajimi Benson in his remarks said he appreciate the volunteer group that walked for fitness on his behalf and also appreciated the Governor for the recent appointment of Mrs Bolatito Ajibode as the DMD, Lekki Free Trade Zone.
“I appreciate the GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Bashorun, Agba Akin of Ikorodu, Sir Ayodele Elesho, Local Government Chairmen, APC House of Assembly candidates in Ikorodu, among others for gracing this occasion.”
Mrs Bolatito Ajibode DMD Lekki Free Trade Zone, appreciates Rep. Babajimi Benson for always making a mark in Ikorodu, and she said it’s only someone who is passionate about his people that would do all that he his doing, she prays that God bless and guide him.
Rep. Babajimi Adegoke Benson flag-off construction of 1.5km Ajose road, Ibeshe in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, in response to the yearnings of residents in the axis, the road is being constructed by the Defence Headquarters.
Rep. Babajimi Benson, MHR said he is confident that the road when completed in the next two months will improve the economic and socio-economic development of the people in the area and Ikorodu in general.
He further appreciates the GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Bashorun, Agba Akin of Ikorodu, Sir Ayodele Elesho, Local Government chairmen, APC House of Assembly candidates in Ikorodu, among others for gracing the occasion.
Bldr. Olusesan Daini the Executive Chairman Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA thanked God Almighty and Rep Babajimi Benson for making the construction of the road a dream come through.
He said the road was suppose to start from first transformer but it was later extended to second transformer,that the construction was done beyond the request of the people, and he said history will always remember Hon Babajimi Benson for good.
He said it is a flag off programme and the best appreciation the people can give to Hon Babajimi Benson are in two ways,and the first one is that they should always pray for him for long life and good health and the second thing is for the people to support and vote all the flag bearer of All Progressive Congress (APC).
Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Lisa of Ibeshe, CDA Chairman took turns to appreciate Rep Babajimi Benson for his wonderful representation and the good work he’s doing in Ikorodu federal constituency.
Hon. Batife Daisi Deputy Leader Ikorodu West LCDA, Councillor representing Majidun-Ogolonto Ward B on Friday, 26th of August commissioned constituency office in his ward.
Speaking at the occasion Hon. Lion Daisi Batife said the reason behind building Constituency office is for the people to have an easy access to him, and for fast dissemination of information.
“This is Constituency office is for everyone of you, the door is open to you all, If there is any issue or complain about your community don’t hesitate to come to the Constituency office, as your representative I will try my possible best.”
“I will also use this medium to appreciate the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu West Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem for the numerous projects going on in our Ward, he’s a great Leader that ensure his people are comfortable.”
“I implore everyone of us to canvass, campaign and vote for our party (APC), our various candidates in Ikorodu Division to the federal level; Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President, Governor Sanwo-Olu, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, Rep. Babajimi Benson.”
In conclusion “I thank my team the Omituntun Ambassador group and the entire members of my ward for always standing by me, since my emergence as your representative in this ward, God bless you all”.
Hon. Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko Deputy Leader Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Speak on behalf of the Councillors in attendance “Hon. Batife is a wonderful colleague and we can see the projects he has been since his assumption into office as a legislator and I would also commend his group Omituntun group for always standing by my brother Hon Batife God in his infinite mercy will continue to be with you all.
Hon. Delani Supervisor for Youth and Sport Ikorodu West LCDA, who represent the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu West Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem in his remarks “The Chairman would have loved to be here but he had to attend to some assignments, I commend Hon. Batife for being thoughtful of building a Constituency office, this is a great feat in the history of Ikorodu West”
Hon. Wale Salisu Supervisor for Environment Hon. Yomi Shoderu Supervisor for Education and other Dignitaries in attendance also commend Hon. Batife for his laudable projects in the last one year in office.
In attendance Hon Babatunde Oredoyin Leader Imota LCDA, Hon. Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko Deputy Leader Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, Hon. Bola Daramola Chief whip Ikorodu North LCDA, Hon. Basirat Kehinde Deputy Leader Ijede LCDA, Hon. Nurudeen Saka Councillor Ward C, Ijede LCDA Members of Omituntun group, community leaders among others.
Today, 20th August 20222, Ikorodu Federal Constituency Citizens erupt in cheerful Jubilations, as The Member, House of Representative, Rep. Babajimi Benson, of Ikorodu Federal Constituency did Mega Empowerment for residents of Ikorodu, at his Constituency Office, along, Ebutte Ikorodu Road.
Addressing his constituents on the purpose of the mega empowerment, Rep Babajimi Benson, said, it had become pertinent for him, to appreciate the good people of Ikorodu. For their unwavering support, trust, and loyalty through his fruitful journey at the House of Representative, Since his First-term, Second-term, and Incoming record Third-term in office.
While, He also, highlighted, Some of the Projects he had facilitated across the Six division in Ikorodu, Ranging from successful completion of 30 Federal and Inward roads, Construction of 80bed Hospital in Imota, Completion of link roads in Ikorodu west LCDA, Ikorodu central, Ikorodu North LCDA, Ijede LCDA and Igbogbo LCDA respectively, amongst other series of Empowerment visible to the Ikorodu Citizens.
In furtherance, He also, noted that by the First Quarter of 2023, A Large Athletic Stadium would be delivered to LASUTECH (Formerly Laspotech) In Ikorodu, and the Ikorodu – Sagamu road would be finally completed.
While, urging for genuine reconciliation between party faithfuls, especially, on the issue of Lagos State House of Assembly Ikorodu constituency 1 and Ikorodu constituency 2 to enable an harmonious society, for the sake of more developmental efforts to be enjoyed by the good people of Ikorodu Federal Constituency at Large.
Speaking further, He noted, that today’s mega empowerment is billed to ensure, dividends of democracy is shared, to impact the lives of it’s beneficiaries and uplift their standard of Living. While, He assured the Citizens of more Quality Representation.
Beneficiaries shower prayer on Rep Babajimi Benson, while they receive their empowerment materials which featured; 30 Mini Bus, 25 Tricycle, 9 Motorcycle, 70 Freezer, 40 Hair dryer, 30 Vulcanizing Machine, 43 Sewing Machine , 45 Generator, 2200 Solar Power with Fan, 500 Solar Power without fan.
In attendance were Traditional Rulers, Oba Kabiru Shotobi (Ayagburen of Ikorodu), Oba Adegboruwa of Igbogbo, who led other traditional rulers. Political leaders, inclusive of Member House of Representative, Eti-Osa Rep. Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro, Prince Lanre Sanusi Member House of Representative Candidate Amuwo Odofin, Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem Chairman Ikorodu West, Builder Deola Banjo Chairman Ikorodu North, Hon. Motunrayo Alogba Chairman Ijede LCDA, LGA Chairmen in Ikorodu Division, Ward Chairmen in Ikorodu Division, Ward Councillors, CDC Chairmen, and a host of party faithfuls.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries and the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA and officials from the Federal Ministry of Works, led by Engr. Adedamola Kuti, Director, Highway Southwest, Federal Ministry of Works and representatives of the Contractor, Arab Contractors, led by Area Manager, Huzem Monuir, on Friday inspected the reconstructed Ikorodu/ Sagamu Road which is almost completed.
Despite torrential rain on Friday, motorists had hitchfree journey on Ikorodu/Sagamu road that used to be a dreaded nightmare for commuters, motorists and residents. No flood . No hassle. Thanks to Senator Abiru.
The 30 Km Ikorodu/ Sagamu was in a deplorable condition for almost forty years due to neglect until 2018 when the Federal Government awarded the road for reconstruction. However, due to paucity of funds, the work dragged on causing unimaginable pains for commuters, motorists, companies and those living along the corridor.
Senator Abiru, when he was seeking the mandate of the people of Lagos East during the 2020 Senatorial bye-election promised to take pragmatic steps to ensure that Ikorodu/Sagamu is completed. True to his words, the #DoingGood Senator got to work shortly after he was sworn in as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, on the floor of the Senate, Senator Abiru moved the motion titled, “Motion On The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria”. The Senate unanimously supported the motion and approved the prayers for the roads to be urgently attended to.
In order to make the motion effective within the shortest possible time, Senator Abiru met with the Honourable Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) on how the affirmation can be implemented.
Abiru said: “The minister explained that the major challenge of the road was paucity of funds based on the yearly budget constraints. He however assured based on the steps I had taken so far to include the funding of the road (Ikorodu Sagamu) under the Sukuk Financing Scheme, which is an assured funding scheme for road infrastructure”.
“So, as you have seen as we journeyed on this road, the major improvements you saw from Sabo to LASPOTECH First Gate, Odogunyan, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo, Gbaga, Sotubo, Mosimi, Thames Valley International School to Gbara Village are the fruitful results of those efforts we made”.
“According to the contractors, the work progressed from 25% to 75% in less than a year due to the Sukuk Funding I facilitated through the Honourable minister. I want to express my profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister for Fashola for allocating the highest sum of the Sukuk 4 Bond they raised in December 2021 to Ikorodu/Sagamu Road.
“From Eyita, around Sabo Ikorodu to Gbara Village, about 22 Km had been completed, remaining about 8 km to reach Sagamu.
“I remember in 2021 when we journeyed on this road, it took us 2 hours but today in less than 30 minutes, we have travelled to and fro and that is efficiency and that is what brings prosperity and the is the kind of focus we should have in meeting the infrastructural deficit we have in this country”.
Engr. Adedamola Kuti, Director, Highway Southwest, Federal Ministry of Works, while explaining the road design and materials used. He said the road was partly concrete and Asphalt built to withstand heavy duty trucks that ply the road.
He said, “A portion of this road is built on flexible pavements, that is the normal aggregate and Asphalt and we have another section that is built on rigid pavement, that is concrete construction. We have the combination of the two. Just like the Distinguished Senator mentioned, we have a lot of metal fabrication companies along this road, so this road has been built to take care of all those things.
“Even what we have done in some sections, we have done only to binder course, and you will see that you won’t see any failure on it before we now put our wear in on it. The road is built to last.
Huzem Monuir, Area Manager, Arab Contractors Company, thanked the distinguished Senator for his contribution to the fast pace of work on the road through Sukuk bond. “We have achieved 50% progress in less than a year”, Monuir said.
On Ikorodu/Itoikin Road, Senator Abiru said the same motion had also brought the attention of the Federal Government to the deplorable state of the road.
“Based on the follow up representations to the Minister, a resolution to rehabilitate the road has commenced, but it has to follow necessary procedures of procurement and award of contracts as laid down by law.
“Again, I have been following up on the situation, and I can assure you that progress is being gradually achieved based on extant law on contract awards”, he assured.
The Senator proceeded to the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), formerly known as LASPOTECH to inspect the 40-bed Hospital and Dental Centre and 200 Solar-powered street lights he facilitated to the university community and neighbouring communities.
Abiru visited the site in the company of the acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Nurudeen Oluremi Olaleye and his management team. The Acting VC commended the Senator for the projects he facilitated to the institution and also Ikorodu Sagamu Road reconstruction.
Senator Abiru said, ‘These projects among other laudable interventions I have prioritised under my three-pillar agenda, which are: Legislative Role, Empowerment/Facilitations and Endowment are geared towards providing greater good to a larger number of our people.
“From the 960 mini-Stadium and the remodelled Oluwo Fish Market in Epe to 40-bed hospitals that we facilitated in Isiu, LASPOTECH(now, LASUSTECH) and Mascara Health Centre in Agboyi-Ketu to schools and the first of its kind Innovation hub, Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) and many more are envisioned to lift our people from squalor and ensure better life for all”.
The member House of Representatives, Ikorodu federal constituency Rep Babajimi Benson gave cash support of 50,000 naira each to 200 market men and women across the 6 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Ikorodu Federal Constituency yesterday benefitted from the financial assistance facilitated for constituents in the micro, small and medium businesses in Ikorodu from the National Productivity Centre.
Rep Babajimi Benson in his remarks “We understand the economic situation of the country that’s why we come up with the support for market women to assist them for financial support in their businesses. Also, we planned a tuition assistance programme for fresh students admitted in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria and resident in Ikorodu to alleviate the financial burden on parents and students”.
“I’m also using this moment to appreciate you all for your support since I assume office as your representative, may Almighty God continue to be with you all, I will also implore you all to use this money for your businesses as it is stipulated for.”
The State Coordinator, National Productivity Centre, Mrs Chinwe Okwuosa “We are here to appreciate what Rep Babajimi Benson for his tremendous work he has been doing in Ikorodu Division, and he has been given lots of grants to his constituents.
“I implore the market women to use the grant for what is meant for, don’t divert it to another purpose”.
The Iya Oloja General Ikorodu Division Alhaja Taofikat Allison “We never had it this good in Ikorodu Division, I commend the kind gesture of Babajimi Benson for his support at all times, and I promise you that all the women are solidly with you, come 2023 you have our vote, I’m also using this medium to urge you all come 2023 we should entrust our vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, this is Yoruba time and we should support him”.
Olubeshe of Ibeshe Oba Richard Ogunsanya, Hon. SKO Sulaimon Chairman Ikorodu West LCDA speaks on behalf of the Chairmen in Ikorodu Division, APC Chairman Ikorodu central speaks on behalf of APC Chairman Ikorodu Division, among others applaud his outstanding performance in Ikorodu Division.
In the same vein The 6 LGA Women Leaders in Ikorodu Division got a deep freezer courtesy of Rep. Babajimi Benson, they extend their appreciation to him for always carrying the women along in whatever he’s doing.
In attendance: Olubeshe of Ibeshe Oba Richard Ogunsanya, the Executive Chairman Ikorodu LG Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, The Executive Chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Bldr. Olusesan Daini, Hon. Wasiu Agoro Chairman Imota LCDA, Hon. SKO Sulaimon Chairman Ikorodu West LCDA, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba Chairman Ijede LCDA, Party Chairmen in Ikorodu Division, CDC Chairmen in Ikorodu Division, Regent of Ijede High Chief Musediq Alliu, Hon. Hassan Adefarasin former Member Lagos State House of Assembly, Ikorodu Constituency 2, Mr. Aro Moshood APC Candidate Ikorodu Constituency 2, Religious Leaders, among others.
Rep. Babajimi Benson tour some of his facilitated projects in Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the early hours of Saturday, his first stop was Agbala/Eyita roads, 11 roads linking some parts of Ikorodu Central and Ikorodu North LCDA. They are; Oshin-Ladega Street, Agbala, Amudat Jokomba Street, Olokunola Street, Oladunjoye Oriola Street ( Better food), Oguntuga Street, Igbeyin Adun Street, Olaore Oshikoya Street, Ayodele Ayeni Street, Giwa Efugbotu Street and Adeyiga Street (Benson Estate linking Munirat Aleje and Benson bus stop).
Baale of Agbala, Sheikh Musiludeen Abiodun Kalejaye commend and pray for Rep Babajimi Benson for a good representation in Ikorodu federal constituency since his assumption in office, the lawmaker in return appreciate the people of the community for their continuous support, The Vice Chairman Hon. Ameen Apanishile and other members of the Ikorodu North LCDA received the legislator in the community.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Bldr. Olusesan Daini and members of the iCare team accompanied him to inspect these massive projects.
Rep. Babajimi also inspect an 80-Bed Mother and Child centre in Imota LCDA, which will be completed soon, he was received by the Ranodu of Imota, Executive Chairman of Imota and members of his Executive Council and staffs.
The inspection train also landed in Ijede LCDA, where the lawmaker inspect the 3 roads (Sholumade, Eluku and Olutusin streets) he was received by The Executive Chairman Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, The APC Candidate for Ikorodu Constituency 2 Lagos State House of Assembly Hon. Aro Moshood, The Vice Chairman and other members of the Local Government.
In line with the vision of Hon. Bonu Solomon Saanu, former S.A to Governor on Tourism, Art and Culture to further complement the effort of the APC National Leader & Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his boss HE Babajide Sanwoolu on area of education, every successfully registered prospective indigenuos Badagry students under the Bonu-Sanwo-Tinubu Education Support Initiative is hereby invitated to the screening exercise scheduled as follows;
NEW APPLICANTS FOR 2022
Date: Wed 27th July, 2022
Venue: Prof Abubakar Moot parliament, 1st Floor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, Ojo.
RETURNING APPLICANTS (FORMER BENEFICIARIES WITH CGPA 3.5)
Date: Thur 28th July, 2022
Venue: Prof Abubakar Moot parliament, 1st Floor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, Ojo.
_… We are not surprised about your outstanding achievements, we know the stuff you are made of. – Gov Sanwo-Olu
The residents of the ancient city of Epe defied torrential rains to welcome their federal lawmaker, the #DoingGood Senator, Tokunbo Abiru, the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District and the governor , Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the commissioning of projects facilitated by Senator Abiru.
Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurated a 960-capacity mini-Stadium , which include; Football pitch, Basketball and Volleyball courts, administrative offices, changing rooms and other amenities;
The governor also commissioned the remodelled popular Oluwo Fish market which now comprises 240 open stalls, 82 lock up stalls, 5 open floors, 12 toilets and 4 new offices for Iya Oloja and Baba Oloja, Tourism Board and Local Government Staff Security post.
The projects were done by the Presidency through the office of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
Abiru also doled out grants worth 62.5m to 1,250 selected market women and traders across the senatorial district and also supported about 200 rural farmers with hand planters and financial grants.
Senator Abiru in his speech said he was passionate about improving the socio-economic conditions of his constituents adding that he will not relent in his quest to ensure there is greater good to the larger.
In his remarks, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “Over the last 18 months, Senator Abiru has dutifully delivered the dividends of democracy in several areas and on multiple fronts, not just in the primary mandate of law-making, but also in terms of life-changing empowerment and endowment.
“Today, we are here to commission a number of infrastructure projects by him, some of which are facilitated through the Office of the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), occupied an esteemed daughter of Lagos, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire”.
Princess Orelope-Adefulire applauded Senator Abiru for making women empowerment as a cardinal focus of his activities, she noted that such action is crucial for social integration and inclusiveness.
She said the Office of the SDGs in the presidency had facilitated rehabilitation of more than 10 schools and four healthcare projects in the Lagos East Senatorial district.
A novelty football match was played on the pitch between Tokunbo Abiru Football Club and Epe Alaro United. The match ended in a penalty.
Dignitaries who graced the well attended commissioning/ empowerment include; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, Former Deputy Governor, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, GAC member, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun,Alhaji Bode Oyedele, Alhaji Akanni Seriki Bamu Lagos APC Chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi, serving commissioners federal and state legislators among others.
iCare Foundation, the social intervention and engagement arm of Rep. Babajimi Benson, has commenced the training of 150 Constituents whose training were facilitated with the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi.
The two-week long training will see the participants get trained in their area of choice ranging from Crop Production, Animal Husbandry, Bakery/Confectionery and Photography, Cosmetic, Paint making and Car spraying, according to information made available by the House of Representatives member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency.
Commenting about the programme via his official social media handle yesterday (Tuesday), the Chairman, House Committee of Defence said that he is excited the participants have all resumes officially to the camp and have commenced their training.
“It was super excitement today (Tuesday) as my team from iCare Foundation visited the 150 shortlisted candidates for entrepreneurship training at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi.
“The participants who resumed to camp officially on Sunday, 20th March 2022 were met in high morale and are glad to be a part of the 2 weeks training with specialization on Crop Production, Animal Husbandry, Bakery/Confectionery, Photography, Cosmetic, Paint making and Car spraying,” he wrote.
He went further to encourage the applicants to be of best behaviour while at the camp and learn the rudiments required to become their own Bosses.
“It is our hope that the training will further expose the participants to the rudiments of their speciality and further empower the youths as job creators,” Rep. Babajimi Benson, averred.