It is no longer news that the pedestrian bridge connecting Maidan Orile Patele to Mile 12 in Ikosi-Isheri LCDA had collapsed on Friday 8th July due to torrential rain and flood.
In less than 24 hours of the sad incident, Hon Femi Saheed representing Kosofe Constituency 2 at the State Assembly rushed to the scene in company of Baale Maidan Orile Patele and other community leaders.
The incident though recorded no casuality but plunged residents of Maidan Orile especially women and children into difficult situation in accessing their homes.
Residents now had to ply long and swampy routes in Owode and Weighbridge areas or board canoe to cross the Maidan river.
Hon Femi Saheed in his usual proactive ways of attending to people’s plight visited the sight of the collapsed bridge and other alternative routes to assess the level of damage, identify with the affected people and seek immediate measures to alleviate their sufferings.
The lawmaker who was also playing host to his constituents on the Eidil Kabir Celebration left the feasting gathering and defied heavy rain to tour all flash spots to see what the government could do in the immediate and long term to address the access road need of Maidan Orile Patele residents.
The Honourable while addressing the Baale and other residents of the community thanked God that the incident did not claim life. He assured he would use his office to quickly lobby relevant government agencies and stakeholders to come up with quick means of addressing the situation and seek permanent solution to the access road.
▪️Calls for more grass-root PVC Registration points in residential areas than business areas
The historic 8th annual constituency stakeholders meeting held at the prestigious Igbogbo Homat event Hall recorded a successful interactive and brainstorming session on voters card registration, pvc collection, voters’ sensitization, security and uninterrupted progress and development of Ikorodu constituency 2.
The annual constituency meeting was attended by dignitaries that cut across the Local Council Development Areas (Igbogbo, Ijede, and Imota LCDAs) that made up the entire Ikorodu constituency 2.
Ikorodu Constituency 2 Apex leaders in the person of Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, Distinguished Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, and others who were unavoidably absent for other assignments were specially appreciated and acknowledged by the Chief Host, Hon. Nurudeen Saka Solaja, Lagos State House of Assembly Member, representing the good people of Ikorodu constituency 2.
Other top dignitaries in attendance were Ranodu of Imota, HRM Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Agoro, Adeboruwa of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Abdulsemiudeen Orimadegun Kasali (Emugoriade 1) ably represented by the Council of Oba led by Iyalode of Igbogbo Kingdom, High Chief Mrs Karimot Ojikutu, Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM Oba AbdulAkeem Oyebo represented by Aro of Egbin Kingdom, High Chief Monsuru Olukoga. The Olubeshe of Ibesheland, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsanya also represented by his council of Oba. Regent of Ijede Kingdom, High Chief Musediku Aliu also graced the annual constituency’s meeting.
Also in attendance was Baba Oba of Egbin Kingdom, Chief Jamiu Adisa (alias Baba Golden J), past house of assembly members, constituency leaders, past and current Council Chairmen, past and current LGA Party Chairmen, Secretaries, LGA Women Leaders, LGA Youth Leaders, LGA Excos, Ward Chairmen, Ward Excos, the League of Imams, Party Stalwarts, Christian leaders (CAN), CDC, Market women, and men, Artisans, within Ikorodu Constituency 2.
No stone was left unturned by the Chief Host, Hon. NS Solaja at this year stakeholders’ meeting themed: “2023 General Election: The imperatives of permanent voter’s card (PVC), where he charges INEC to go back to the drawing board and focus more on residential areas for pvc registration than the CBDs, and urging them to put all necessary measure in place at ensuring collection of PVCs are made less cumbersome for Ikorodu constituency 2
NS Solaja added that it is pertinent for all to obtain their permanent voters cards ahead of the 2023 polls in the overall interest of Lagos State from National to assembly elections.
He made this remark at the just concluded 8th stakeholders meeting organised by the Lagos State 9th assembly, which ran concurrently across the 40 constituencies in Lagos state where he equally appreciated the All Progressives Congress(APC) members for supporting his re-election bid and the delegates who voted overwhelmingly and stood by him at the just concluded assembly primary election saying the victory belongs to them and progress of Ikorodu constituency 2.
While reeling out some of his achievement, and upcoming projects, NS specifically stated that the newly awarded reconstruction and upgrading of Obafemi Awolowo (bayeku road), Phase 1 facilitated by his office from Odofin street to igbogbo bayeku IIB Housing Estate, Igbogbo and other on-going state infrastructural projects under construction will be completed and new projects already budgeted for will be facilitated and awarded under the administration of his excellency, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwolu, the pragmatic and energetic governor of Lagos State.
NS assured the populace that he would continue to facilitate more projects for his people, stating that his utmost joy is to see his constituency enjoy more dividends of democracy from the state government.
Ikorodu constituency 2 Women wings of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who added so much finesse to the event couldn’t hide their joy as they danced and sang sonorously in high praises of their state representative, Hon. NS Solaja who they described as ‘Itesiwaju Ikorodu constituency 2 Symbol’
Delivering the central idea behind the 8th annual stakeholders’ meeting, Lagos State INEC HOD, VR/ICT department, Mr. Yusuf Muyiwa while making his official presentation assured Ikorodu constituency 2 more ground will be covered before the exercise ends.
Mr. Yusuf however admonished all constituents to avoid double registration as the new technology would disenfranchise anyone found wanting of such act.
“We however urged you all to ensure you collect your PVCs as collection exercise has begun, it is a fruitless exercise when you register and fail to collect your PVC and vote, collection and making sure you vote and your votes are counted shiuld be your ultimate goal”. The INEC official, Mr. Yusuf advised.
… 2023 General Election: The imperatives of Permanent Voters Card (PVC)
Ikorodu Constituency 1 stakeholders meeting took place on the 30th June 2022 at Lagos state University of science and technology (formerly Lagos State Polytechnic)
The 700 seaters auditorium was filled with dignitaries, OBA’S, traditional leaders, Political leaders across the constituency, Religious Leaders (Imams, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), CDC across the constituency.
Bldr. Adeola Banjo the Executive Chairman Ikorodu North who is the host Chairman gave the welcome address, in his remarks “I welcome you all to Ikorodu North, I implore you all that are eligible to vote to acquire your voters card because that is your power as a citizen of this country and everyone needs to get involved in the process of Governance, Ikorodu is at the lime light now, and I implore you all to contribute your quota to the development of our community, State and country at Large.
In the remarks of Honourable representing the consistency, Hon. Sanai Oyeniran Bolanle Agunbiade the Majority leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, “I welcome everyone to this august occasion, I give gratitude to God Almighty and appreciate everyone for coming to this event despite the weather, I implore you all to get your voters card, because their is lots of benefits that come with it, as we can’t continue having less than 5% of the population to vote and it’s vote that would make ones voice to be heard.
“INEC officials has been sent here to listen to the complain and provide answer to the questions of the constituents, in which representative from the Lagos State House of Assembly present here are to take reports back to the house, and I’ll ensure I follow it up at the floor of the house. he added
The Sekumade of Ipakodo Kingdom, HRM Oba Engr. Bashiru Shotonwa who is in attendance urged every residence to get there permanent voters card(PVC) and he also implored everyone to work with and support the Government for development in constituency.
Eweye of Isiwu, HRM. Oba Olukayode David pleaded with the people to cooperate with the Government, everyone should all get there PVC and not just keep it at home but should also use it to vote there preferred candidate into office at the forthcoming General election.
The Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly in his closing remarks he implore everyone to preach the gospel of the permanent voters card to there family, friends and neighbors.
As Muslim faithful continue their fasting and supplications to Allah in this Holy month of Ramadan, I express my gratitude to the Lagos State House of Assembly for their decision to organise a special tawaf (circumambulation of Holy Kaabah) and prayer session for me today (Thursday) in Mecca.
I’m most honoured by this gesture purposed to be in furtherance of similar prayers seeking God’s blessings for my aspiration to lead our country from 2023.
However, while thanking Speaker Mudasiru Obasa and all members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for this important decision, I enjoin the Speaker and his colleagues to go beyond my ambition and pray for Nigeria as well.
I urge them to intercede on behalf of the nation and beseech Almighty Allah for an end to the challenges besieging our country.
I urge them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration in their efforts to surmount these challenges.
Pray to Almighty Allah to touch the hearts of bandits and criminal elements in our country so they toe the path of goodness in this blessed month.
I also enjoin everyone organising or holding similar prayers either for themselves or for some particular causes to also remember to pray for our country in this sacred month.
The pendulum of Ikorodu Constituency II state assembly seat finally swings to Ijede for common good, after due consultations.
The Royal Fathers and the three Executive Chairmen of Constituency II unanimously Bldr. Olusesan M. Daini, Executive Chairman Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA. Hon. Prince Wasiu Agoro, Executive Chairman Imota LCDA and Hon.Gbadebo Motunrayo Alogba, Executive Chairman, Ijede LCDA agreed the on decades-old rotational arrangement for Ikorodu Constituency II seat.
HRM the Ranodu of Imota, Oba Ajibade Agoro speaking on behalf of the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, HRM Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, the Olubeshe of Ibeshe, HRM Oba Richard Ogunsaya, the Obateru of Egbin Kingdom, HRM Oba AbdulAkeem Oyebo Obateru and the Regent/Olisa of Ijede, High Chief Musediq Alliu communicated unanimous decisions of royal bodies to the three Local Council Chairmen.
In yet another revalidation of love for the youth demography, the lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mojisolaoluwa Alli-Macaulay has restated her commitment towards the development of the youths in all ramifications of which sports is an integral part.
This validation was established in the ongoing Amuwogames which will be coming to a close today, 28th November 2021 with a gala night. Amuwo games, a biennial event which was established to bring about cohesion and mitigate the restiveness in the youths of Amuwo Odofin especially during political periods kicked off on 6th, November 2021 and lasted for about a month with the games holding at different venues across the community while featuring about seventeen (17) different games without age barrier.
In furtherance of the testament of Hon Mojisola Alli-Macaulay’s love for the youths and her unending quest to see the youths of Amuwo Odofin and Lagos State thrive in all of their endeavours, she has been able to identify with the Amuwo Games Initiative where she pledged her full support towards the success of this great event at the opening ceremony and was actively involved in the activities.
Mama Amuwo as she’s fondly called by the people is known for her selflessness and motherly love for the youths and this she has over time exhibited which is evident in her numerous policies, projects and empowerment programs which has been targeted to the youths, children, women and aged in the community.
The lawmaker has therefore called upon all stakeholders to support great initiatives like this that will engage and project the youths of the community while harnessing their potentials for greatness towards individual and community development.
In her statement, she emphasized on the importance of sporting activities in bringing about a healthy community of people, and as a means of curbing social vices which is done through the engagements of the youths in positive meaningful activities that will enhance their spirit.
She further commended the organizers of the event which she tagged as laudable and worthy of emulation by other communities in order to help realize the THEMES agenda of the Governor of which sports is an integral part of.
Honourable Mojisola Alli-Macaulay reiterated that she will always do everything within her power to identify with the youths and support them in all of their endeavours in order to bring about positive individual, community and national development at large.
……Pledge to monitor the project and urge the artisans to take full advantage of the project
….. Project commence on Monday
The lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1 and Chairman House Committee on Education (Ministry and Agencies), Hon Sanni Ganiyu Babatunde Okanlawon has facilitated the establishment of the first fire service station in Kosofe.
The construction of the fire service station shall commence on Monday 15th November, 2021 at a vantage and accessible site in Oworonshoki yielded to us by our late Alaiyeluwa, His Royal magesty, Oba Saliu Oloruntoyin, the Oloworo of Oworonshoki kingdom.
Hon Okanlawon averred that the primary purpose of establishing this fire service station is another fulfilment of our strong commitment to help ensure safety of peoples’ lives and properties through prevention, repression(extinguishing of fire) and rescue.
The Lagos lawmaker promise to monitor the progress of project to the end and enjoin community leaders to do same.
He also advise further that this project is another economic lifeline which artisans and technicians residing in the CONSTITUENCY should take full advantage of by offering their services.
According to him, the fire service station when completed would serve the larger Kosofe (Kosofe local government area, Agboyi- ketu and Ikosi-Isherl local council development areas). He appreciates the Lagos State government for the approval of the fire service station and seeing the urgent need to achieving a sustainable disaster risk reduction as well as efficient management of emergency/disaster in the the entire Kosofe local government.
We’re poised to changing the complexion of governance in Kosofe with the delivery of more and more iconic Projects.
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the State’s Value Added Tax (VAT) with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.
The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state.
The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time.
Immediately after their passage, Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.
“I thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said.
Recall that the House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is hail and hearty, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have said.
Led by its Speaker, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, the lawmakers said they had lengthy discussions with their host.
Photographs taken during the visit showed Tinubu all smiles and excited.
Among the members who visited Tinubu were Hon. Temitope Adewale, chairman of the House committee on Transportation, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya, chairman of the House committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, as well as Hon. Sylvester Ogunkelu, chairman of the House committee on Overseas Investments and SDG.
According to Speaker Obasa, Tinubu was his jovial self and had discussions with the team on issues of national importance.
He added that the visit was necessary considering the position of Asiwaju as a leader in the country, a mentor and benefactor to many Nigerians.
“Asiwaju remains amazingly passionate about Nigeria. He is hale and hearty.
“We had a lengthy discussion about developments in the country; he was in high spirit, cheery, witty as usual and remains optimistic about the progress of the country,” the Speaker said.