Ikorodu Division APC Leaders address the viral video going round the social media last week on the issue of non payment to canvassers, which took place at the APC secretariat in Ikorodu Local Government, on Monday 13th of March.
Ashipa Kaoli Olusanya the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for Ikorodu Division, stated clearly that it is untrue the leadership of the party hoard any money with them, this network issue is the one causing all these.
He said none of the party leaders was at fault as regards payment of allowances which has been processed electronically unfortunately only few people were credited while others are yet to, due to technical issues.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye pleads with all the Canvassers to exercise patients with the party, as stated earlier it will be resolved appropriately, he implored every canvasser to work and deliver for the party.
Alhaji R.I Jinadu call out the aggrieved Canvassers from the circulated video which one of them Adenubi Omodolapo, they renew their commitment for the party and pledge to remain part of the progressives family.
Other party chieftains that were present at the occasion include Otunba Olasunkanmi Tijani LGA Chairman Ikorodu, Alhaji Waheed Animashaun, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, Deaconess Wonuola Lagos East Women Leader, Hon. Wasiu Adesina, Bldr. Deola Banjo, Hon. Kazeem Sulaimon, Vice Chairman, Princess Folashade Olabanji-Oba among others.
The Mandate Movement political group under the leadership of Alhaji Lawal Animashaun popularly known as De-Cubano, marked the group end of the year celebration in grand style. TMM reached out to its members as they were given cash to support their businesses while over 200 people were given food packages in celebration of the festive season which took place on Tuesday 27th of December.
The group used the medium to declare its total support for all APC candidates ranging from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for President, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for Lagos State Governor, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru for Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Babajimi Benson as member,House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Ogunleye Gbolahan as member,Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikorodu Constituency 1 and Aro Moshood Abiodun as member, Lagos House of Assembly representing Ikorodu, Constituency 2.
Alhaji Cubano also appealed to everyone present at the event to continue preaching the gospel of APC in their various community and also cast their votes for APC from top level to the grassroots level.
In commemoration of the Year 2022 World food day the iCare food bank doles out over 500 ‘Aapo Anu’ to the Residents of Ikorodu federal constituency an initiative of Rep Babajimi Benson Member House of Representatives, Ikorodu federal Constituency which took place yesterday 15th of October at the his constituency office.
World food day is observed annually on 16th of October to highlight the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford a healthy diet and the need for regular access to nutritious food. The theme for 2022 is Leave NO ONE behind.
It is not new that Rep Babajimi Benson has been doing this on a monthly basis without waiting for the yearly World food day.
iCare Foodbank was established on October 16,2016 by Rep. Babajimi Benson Chairman House Committee on Defense 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.
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.
Rep Babajimi Benson member house of representatives Ikorodu, flag off Agbala/Eyita roads, drafts contractor to site for the commencement of new eleven(11) roads connecting major roads in Ikorodu Federal Constituency on Saturday, February 26th, 2022.
The multiple road construction inaugurated for construction yesterday include; Oshin-ladega street Agbala, Amudat Jokomba street, Olokunola street, Oladunjoye oriola street.
Linking Eyita Ikorodu central, Oguntuga street, Igbeyin Adun street, Olaore oshikoya street, Ayodele Ayeni street, Giwa Efugbotu, Adeyiga street (benson estate linking munirat Aleje that connects benson bus stop)
Rep Jimi Benson who has in the past would not just build road, but facilitate and construct roads that link major express roads, assured that his administration will open up more roads that will pave way for the economic prosperity of Ikorodu division.
The Ikorodu-born Lawmaker while addressing the beneficiaries of the new roads said the ongoing Ikorodu-Sagamu road sited along Ikorodu North border was his first road construction job in the entire Ikorodu Division and assured more are in the offing.
Rep Babajimi Benson while giving statistical analysis of what accrues to Ikorodu Division as a Federal Constituency disclosed that insufficient constituency allowance can not this multiple projects but his office most times lobbied to get these projects coming to Ikorodu Division.
“So it is not that we earn more than our colleagues in the green chamber but these projects are culmination of extra efforts, lobbying, hard work, undivided commitment to bring these amenities to the doorsteps of Ikorodu Division.
Builder Deola Banjo the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA in his welcome address labelled Honourable Jimi Benson the “Posterboy” of Ikorodu division noting that Ikorodu division never envisaged representation can be this good.
He said the roads upon completion would ease travel time and would make life more meaningful for the good people of Ikorodu North especially.
Speakers at the event took turns to thank JB for his superlative performance and giant strides scattered across Ikorodu division.
The link roads are expected to be completed in four months after which residents of Ikorodu would be able to connect Benson right from Agbala area of Ikorodu North.
For the purpose of this reportage, we say THANK YOU once again our James Bond, Julius Berger and the model of representation accross Nigeria, Honourable Babajimi Benson.
Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State Prince Abiodun Ogunleye commend “JB’s performance is phenomenal, he has continuously built on the extant standard of good governance. He is a pride to Lagos, a precious treasure to Ikorodu Division”.
Alhaji Oduborisha, President Oriwu Club while reeling out scorecards of Rep. Babajimi Benson on road construction submitted that “Politics apart, if you want progress for your community, you must identify with a good performer like JB irrespective of your political ideology or party. JB is a noble gentle man. He is a Party on his own and he will continue to enjoy my supports”
Notable personality at the roads flag off include Honourable Wasiu Adesina, Honourable Sulaimon Olanrewaju, Prince Kunle Ogunbela, Otunba Olasunkanmi Tijani, Mrs Toyin Salau, Alhaji Fayas, Alhaji Odidi, Past and incumbent Councillors, Supervisors, CDC Ikorodu North, Agbala Otuja CDA, Agbala Otuja Valley View CDA, Harmony Entity group and a host of others.