The Council secretariat of Ikorodu North LCDA came alive today as political leaders, CDC, CDA executives, Baales and other important stakeholders of the “Tower of resources” stormed the legislative chamber to witness the historic year 2023 budget presentation of Builder Deola Banjo to the legislative chamber.
The budget tagged Budget of all-inclusiveness is aimed at ensuring an all round development in all sectors of the Ikorodu North economy next year.
The Chairman during his address highlighted notable achievements recorded during the year to the excitement of guests seated. He also seized the occasion to thank the legislative and executive arm of government for their cooperation over the years as he urge them to keep up the spirit in the best interest of the LCDA.
Builder Deola equally noted that his administration will not rest on its oars in ensuring that more impactful projects are initiated and executed next year.
The acting leader of the house, Honourable Niran Adeyemi in his speech commended the Chairman for executing projects and programs aimed at directly impacting the lives of the people such as the Owo-Ife Banjo (Banjo’s hand of Love) program in which the chairman gave out cash gift to support widows, SMEs, students and indigents on a monthly basis for five consecutive months.
Political leaders and other stakeholders who spoke to the press expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Chairman so far saying Banjoo is a man that knows his onions.
29th Dec, 2022
“If we develop concern for other people’s welfare, share other people’s suffering, and help them, ultimately we will benefit. If we think only of ourselves and forget about others, ultimately we will lose. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes.” ~ Dalai Lama,
The above quotes is what has emasculated the thoughts and actions of Hon. Busola Afolabi Ester, the Honourable Councilor, representing the good people of Ward A (Oki/Alagutan) at the current 5th legislative arm of Agbado Okeodo LCDA.
An initiative she conceived immediately she assumed office as the Ward Councilor for Ward A, Oki Alagutan axis.
The program which is targeted at mostly the Widows, Aged, the less privileged and person leaving with Disabilities (PWDs) were elated having the program running for its 2nd year after her assumption in office as the Councilor representing the Area. However, it could be recalled that the 2023 general elections is fast approaching with so many activities outlined for its actualization and for its major contender from the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and all other APC Candidates that would per-take in the federal and State elections come next year. The gesture was aimed at reaching out to the people whom she believes are essential part of why she was representing their interest at the Council, “as we can see their is still a lot to be done, but we have started something remarkable which i hope as time advances it will become more elaborate” she added
Hon. Busola, who is also the majority leader of the house is the only female among the Seven Councilors in Agbadookeodo LCDA, she also uses that platform to canvasses for more electorates to go collect their PVCs as that is what would translate into votes ahead of the general elections.
She convey her goodwill message and appreciation to the leaders that graced the occasion, most especially some of the main actors in Agbado/Oke-Odo polity, such as Baba Bakare, Hon. Mukaila (APC party chairman in Agbadookeodo), Engr. David Oladapo Famuyiwa (Council Chairman), Mr Akinwunmi (Council’s SLG) Hon. Isaac Omorege, Hon. Shittu (APC Agbadookeodo Party Secretary) and other notable leaders of the Party.
The program has been tagged an annual event and a way of given back to its community.
Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba the Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA presented 1,887,150,717.81 Year 2023 budget to the council Legislators for approval.
The Council Chairman was able to give a breakdown of what the 2022 budget was used to execute despite the little they got from the internal revenue.
The Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba in her presentation to the house.
“I want to welcome everyone to this occasion of the presentation of the year 2023 budget to the legislative council.”
“This year 2022 remains a remarkable year in the history of Ijede LCDA as we are able to record significant progress in our drive to affect the lives of our people and community positively.”
“Despite our meager allocation and little internal revenue base, our commitment to our people made us to be very prudent in managing our finances resources and we are therefore able to achieve these results.”
“The renovation of the Library and the Egbin Community Town Hall, Official vehicles for our political office holders, rehabilitation of the Ijede to Oke Eletu Road etc are all evidences of our resolve to bring good governance to our people.
Today I am happy to say that our collective efforts yielded results has we are able to record 80% budget performance this year. Our 2023 budget is tagged ‘Budget Of Distinctive Impact.”
“This is because we are determined not to relentless in our efforts to consolidate on Infrastructural Development, Education, Health and Youth Empowerment etc.”
The total budget size is 1,887,150,717.81
“The analysis as follows; Personnel cost is 840,809,897.05 Overhead expenditure is 581,840,820.76 and total capital expenditure is 464,500,000.
Personnel cost is 44% to budget size, overhead is 31% while capital is 25%
thereby building a legacy that will transcend our administration.”
“I want to sincerely appreciate this legislative council for the smooth working relationship that exist between us and to pray that this cordial relationship will continue so that we can work amicably together to achieve our developmental purposes.”
The Council Leader Hon. Fadeyi Kehinde commend the Executive Chairman and other Executive Members for timely presentation of the year 2023 budget and he gave assurance of quick passage of the budget, as the 2022 budget cover over 80 percentage of its pledge.
Other Legislators of the house are Hon. Basirat Kehinde Deputy Leader, Hon. Shitta Akeem Majority Leader, and Hon. Nurudeen Saka Chief Whip.
In attendance Alajede in Council, Baba Golden Jay, Hon. Fathiu Salisu, Hon. Hassan Adefarasin, SLG and Supervisors of the council, Religious Leaders, CDC among others.
Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba the Executive Chairman Ijede LCDA gave out food support to residents of Ijede, the initiative of Ijede Tunrayo Ayo ni temi food support commenced November last year as part of Program line up to mark her 100 days in office.
Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba the Executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA in her speech.
“I am delighted to welcome everyone to the year 2022 second phase of the Motunrayo Ayonitemi Food Support Innitiative that commenced at the inception of this administration.
This distribution of palliative is a personal initiative for me to affect lives through interventions that would bring relief to the less privileged.”
“While this program can only come twice in a year I want to implore everyone to accept it as a gesture to extend love to all.”
“Since we started last year, we have touched thousands of families particularly the elderly and the physically challenged..I feel therefore fulfilled that this initiative is bringing relief to our people especially at a time like this when the economy of the country is making cost of living high to the average citizen.”
She added “I am particularly happy that this second phase is coming at a season where love and goodwill should be shared to all and I want to use this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year 2023 in advance.
Thank you all for coming and God bless”
Regent of Ijede, Baba Golden J, Hon. Hassan Adefarasin, Traditional Leaders, Party Leaders and Community Leaders commend the efforts of Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba since her assumption as the executive Chairman of Ijede LCDA, they also shower prayers of blessing on her.
The Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, Builder Deola Banjo has led the Executive members, legislators, management and relevant staff members of Ikorodu North LCDA to AM to PM hotels, Ijebu Ode to draw up a workable and realistic plan for the next fiscal year which is fast approaching.
Having held the consultative budget stakeholders meeting where every stakeholder of the LCDA stormed the local council to have their inputs in the year 2023 budget. It is time for the Council officials to put heads together to draw up a robust plan that would guide the activities of the “Tower of resources” in year 2023.
The retreat was declared open by the Chairman who is not only a Builder by profession but equally a builder of men and capacity.
In his welcome address, Banjoo reminded the participants of the importance and significance of the retreat and why he has decided to take it to a more cosy environment free from all form of distractions. He reiterated his plans for the people next year and thus solicits the commitment of the internal stakeholders in developing a carefully planned financial guide for the coming year which informed the direction of the theme of the retreat – Budget of All-inclusiveness.
The budget retreat will equally accommodate team bonding programs, lectures and activities that would allow for free flow of ideas.
Ikorodu North LCDA
Bldr. Olusesan Daini, the Executive Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA presents N1, 616,442,411.13 Y2023 budget to the council legislators for approval, a fiscal proposal which is 6.5% higher than Y2022 approved budget.
The Executive Chairman, in the presences of the Council Management, Executive members and Stakeholders to the legislatures for scrutiny and approval of the Budget of Continuity and Stability that was professionally prepared based on the yearnings and recommendations of the stakeholders across Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA during the stakeholders’ interactive forum held on Monday 7th November 2022.
The Y2022 budget is predicated on the reality of the Nigeria economy with an unwavering focus on upgrading of Igbogbo/Baiyeku primary schools, roads construction and maintenance, drainages, culverts, healthcare system, channelization of canals, and poverty alleviation programmes.
In attendance was the Vice Chairman, Hon. Nuraini Oke-dina Maja, Council Manager, Mr. Akeem Adesanya, Secretary to Local Council, Barr. Ade Ayeni, Supervisors, Council Engineer, Pastor Segun Orelesi, Council Treasure, Mrs. Badmus L.M, HOD Budget, Mr. Arosegbe Jamiu, Head of Information unit Mr. Temitope Kuku and other management staff.
Also in attendance was HRM. Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali ably represented by Chief Mrs. Karimot Ojikuti, Asiwaju, Olorunfunmi Basorun, member of Lagos Governance Advisory Council, LGA Party Chairman, Hon. Taiwo Orenuga, Hon. Gbenga Oshin, Hon. Jimoh Ogunmuyiwa, Pastor Ola Ayetoba, Pastor Adelakun, CDC Chairman, Hon. Rotimi Olowonisaye, former vice Chairman, and Igbogbo/Baiyeku APC wards Chairmen.
The Executive Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Builder Deola Banjo has once again demonstrated his love for his people in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu North as he gave out cash gift to support SMEs, Widows, students and residents of Ikorodu North in need of leverage support yesterday.
The program “Owo-Ife Banjo”, fifth of it’s kind has gone round the five wards of Ikorodu North meaning the Chairman has used the medium of the Owo-Ife Banjo program to directly touch the lives of residents of Ikorodu North LCDA.
Honourable Bimbola Daramola, the Councillor of the ward thanked the Chairman for the show of love on behalf of her people after which beneficiaries of the ‘gesture prayed wholeheartedly for the Chairman as they sang his praises to high heavens.
The “Tower of resources” Ikorodu North LCDA has held the year 2023 stakeholders consultative forum today at the council secretariat, Eweye Isiu.
The Chairman, Builder Deola Banjo led his Executives, legislative arm, management and staff members of Ikorodu North LCDA to receive stakeholders from different sectors of the local economy.
Political leaders, the former Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Honourable Kunle Ogunbela, Honourable Abiodun Iyiola, Mrs Toyin Salau, Honourable Odidi, religious leaders, CAN and league of Chief Imams, CDC led by Prince Niran Ogunbanwo, CDA Executives, Baales, Lascota, youth associations, NURTW among others stormed the LCDA to have their inputs captured in the next fiscal budget.
The Chairman in his speech urged the stakeholders to participate actively in the process as deliberations and contributions of the discourse shall form the framework for the next year budget.
The National youth council, Ikorodu North LCDA presented a comprehensive booklet of their request to the HOD Budget for onward capturing in the preparation of the budget.
Builder Deola Banjo mourns the passing onto glory of Alhaji Akibu Adewunmi the former Executive Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government.
The Executive Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Builder Deola Banjo condoles with the children, family members and the political family of Ikorodu North on the passage of one of our Apex leader and father, Alhaji Akibu Adewunmi who passed on to the great beyond yesterday and has been buried today according to muslim rite.
“There is no need denying the fact that his fatherly wisdom and leadership guidance would be greatly missed as he was a rallying point for us at the ‘Tower of resources’.”
“The fact that he lived a worthy and rich life is a source of consolation for us. He came, he saw and he reached the pinnacle of his career as a politician as the former Executive Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government when it was just one and he was entrusted with so many positions of authority until his death.”
“I have heard at a sermon that one of those who will enter paradise is one who has the grace to die at an old age. I pray almighty Allah in his infinite mercy make our father Alhaji Akibu Adewunmi an inmate of paradise and forgive his shortcomings.”
“I, Builder Deola Banjo on behalf of the Executive members of Ikorodu North, legislators, management, staff and the entire good people of Ikorodu North LCDA wish him eternal rest as he meets with his Lord.”
“Rest on Alhaji, you will fondly be remembered!”
Builder Deola Banjo
Ikorodu North LCDA
In a bid to maintain his culture of inclusiveness in governance, Daini staged Budget Stakeholders meeting to engage all and sundry in preparation of Y2023 budget.
In his opening speech, HOD Budget, Mr. Arowosegbe Jamiu, explained that the Y2022 budget received about 75% performance already and government always requires input of the people of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA which is obtainable in the Executive, Management, Legislators and other Stakeholders for the preparation of the Y2023 budget to ensure inclusiveness and accelerated development of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman, Bldr. Olusesan Daini appreciates his team and stakeholders in attendance; he also referred to the Budget stakeholders meeting as a forum to update the people on the efforts and successes of the government.
The Executive Chairman also highlighted projects that were embarked on, ongoing and completed in the 2022 fiscal year by his Government.
He said, we pay major attention to building of our Internally Generated Revenue, Human Capital Development, Primary Education, Road Maintenance and Construction among others and we have made tremendous progress with more than 400% growth in IGR, additional primary schools, ongoing road constructions, about a thousand benches and chair distributed across all primary schools Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA.
“After having six stakeholders meetings , I should be able to talk directly to my people on what we have done and what we need to do. I want to first thank you that this time last year, a similar program was held in this same Hall and we defined what we want to do, we listened to people and request was made from the communities and we have attended to them as we know that Government is a continuous”
“What we have done briefly in 2021 which is still ongoing. The major request that was made by the road transport union in the 2022 stakeholders meeting was the construction of the market I am glad to say that the construction is currently ongoing and is suppose to have been completed due to one or two challenges. But I promise that the last week of this year or the second week of January we are going to commission that road for usage”
The forum affords traditional leaders, community leaders, religious bodies, youth organization, People living with disabilities among others to make submissions towards the formation of Y2023 appropriation bill.
Some of the submissions made are;
Iya Oloja made a Request for vehicle movement, and security in the vicinity of Ibeshe, CDC representative Elder Olowu highlights roads that need palliative and construction in Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA “We need palliative on the road to ginti, ofin /oreta road should be put into consideration.”
He continue “We appreciate the Lagos State Government for the first phase of Baiyeku road,
We also appreciate the Local Government for the good work done in Methodist and other schools in Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA.”
“Shelewu health center needs construction land is available, Agunfoye road need construction, agunfoye health center need to be upgrade to standard of health center” he added
Olubeshe in Council contribution “Abule oshorun road, Abuja road, Olubeshe road all in Ibeshe needs the Government attention, mojoda health center needs adequate equipment, we need security because to secure lives and property in the environment, Ilemere needs structure for school.”
People leaving with Disabilities Chairman “We appreciate the Bldr. Olusesan Daini for having us at heart because last time in this kind of gathering we raised it that we need a space that will be set aside for the special children, I appreciate you that you hear our outcry by providing a space for them at the Methodist Primary School.”
Hon. Mathew Arowolo commend the efforts of Chairman for establishing Joint Task Force in Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA which they have been working tirelessly to secure Igbogbo Kingdom, whenever they are being called upon they respond swiftly but we need their numbers to be increased in order to curb menace.
He also use the medium to announce the road construction that will commence soon by the Chairman Bldr. Olusesan Daini in Ibeshe, which is Abuja Igbo Agbowa road.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA Bldr. Olusesan Daini inform the gathering all observation and suggestions has been duly noted for action, he also use the medium to commend Hon. Hakeem sholawon for taking a bold step by writing a letter to the Ministry of Local Government to construct the Primary health care center in Agunfoye.
In attendance also was the Vice Chairman, Hon. Nuraini Okedina-Maja, Council Manager, Mr. Lateef Adesanya, Hon. Gbenga Oshin, Yeye Bolanle Bashorun, Hon. Basanya, Hon. Taiwo Orenuga, Council of Obas and Chiefs Igbogbo, Council of Obas and Chiefs Ibeshe, Hon. Ogunmuyiwa, Leader of the house, Hon. Nurudeen Alowonle Alimi, Deputy Leader, Hon. (Princess) Basirat A. Banjoko and other councillors, the Supervisors, department HODs and council staff.