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.
Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club and Ikorodu Diamond Leo Club take back to school project to the pupils of Itowolo Community Primary School on Tuesday 27th of September in Majidun-Ogolonto, Ikorodu West LCDA.
Donations of School Bags, Writing materials were provided for the pupils this will foster their learning in the school, the pupils in their joyous moment sings their rhymes to appreciate the humanitarians for their good gesture.
The President of Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club Lion Akadri Sayleke impore the children to face their studies and be a good Ambassador of Itowolo Community Primary School.
He added that “Dangote, President Buhari, Governor Sanwo-Olu were once students like you but they work and strive hard to become a better person in the future now you can see their future being a successful person, don’t let anyone discourage you, you can be like them too in the nearest future even more than what they achieve if you work hard”.
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.
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.
The Council Chairmen in Ikorodu Division of Lagos, Nigeria has come together to discuss on the mandatory registration of all private security outfits and Vigilantes in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, with their Local Government and Local Council Development Areas they intend to operate, this was discussed earlier today at the Ikorodu local Government.
The Chairmen also state it clearly they are not against any security outfit in the division, because everyone concerns is the protection of lives and properties in Ikorodu Division.
The Council leaders of the local governments in the division were in attendance alongside Police head, NSCDC, LNSA, NDLEA amongst others.
The press statement goes thus:
“In response to the growing security challenges in almost all parts of Lagos State and our country Nigeria, and as a proactive measure to bolster the security architecture of the Ikorodu Division in Lagos State, we the Chaimen of the Local Government Area and the Local Council Development Areas in the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Nigeria, in consonance with our legal and constitutional duties and responsibilities, issue this press statement to inform the general public about the security matters in our Division.”
“Whilst we shall continue to work and remain commited to the security of lives and properties in our geographical jurisdictions in the lkorodu Division by working with all the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian military, all the paramilitary establishment, as well as al! the lawful and constitutional corporate bodies, registered entities, traditional institutions, political leaders, among others, we shall neither abdicate nor abandon our prerogatives and resporsibilities of making sure that the good and patriotic people of Ikorodu Division are not left unprotected from any form of unconstitutional and/or unlawfui activitics contrived not only to whittle down the efforts of the Governnment but also to make the lkorodu Division people undeservedly susceptible and vulnerable to all manners of vicious elements and/or impostors and/or entities without any credible records on security matters and/or bodies with records and antecedents of working against the success of the Government.”
“To that extent and in consonance with the extant provisions in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended), to wit:
Section 14. (1) The Federal Repubic 0 NIgeria shall be a State based on the principles of democracy and social justice. (2) Tt is hereby, accordingly, declared that: (a) sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through this Constitution derives all its powers and authority;
(b) the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of gOvernment: and (C) the participation by the people in their government shall be ensured in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.”
“We, the Chairmen of the Local Government Area and the Local Council Development Areas in the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State in Nigeria, hereby state as follows:
A. All private security outfits (registered or yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission) and/or Vigilantes and/or any other entities, however so described, with interest in security in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Nigeria mus! be registered and/or officially documented with their local government and the local council development areas where they intend to operate.”
B. In registering, all private security outfits (registered or yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission) and/or Vigilantes and/or any other entity, however so described with interest in security in lkorodu Division of Lagos State, Nigeria, must submit the profiles (Resumes) of all their directors and personnel as well as their equipment (arms and ammunitions) to the local Government and the local council development areas where they intend to operate for onward submission to the Nigeria Police Force and other Government-established security outfits.
C. The Chairmen of the Local Government Area and the Local Council Development Areas in the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State in Nigeria shall only be willing and ready to work with private security outfits (registered or yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission) and/or Vigilantes and/or any other entity however described with interest in security in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State Government that have satisfied the above requirements.
“It is directed that all private security outtits (registered or yet to be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission) and/or Vigilantes and/Or any other entities, however so described, with interest in security in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Nigeria that have not satisfied the requirements above are prohibited from carrying out any form of activities or launching or inauguration, howsoever called in any part of the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Nigeria”
“And any form of breach shall be deemed not only as unlawful but as a breach of the relevant sections of the extant Nigerian Constitution and the Criminal Code
“Sufice it to express, at this juncture, our collective gratitude for the efforts and cooperation of the Nigeria Police Force, the military, NSCDC (Civil Defence), and all the other security cstablishments that have been working with us in the lkorodu Division for ensuring peace, order and security of ives and properties in the division; we urge you to keep up your good works.”
“In conclusion, we once again assure all the good and patriotic people of Ikorodu Division in Lagos state of our all-round services for the growth and development of the division andits people and security of lives and properties. Thank you all.”