Rep. Babajimi Benson Member House of Representatives Ikorodu federal constituency, flag-off 1.5 km reconstruction of Agbele community road in the area of Ikorodu central, on the 7th of March.
Rep. Babajimi Benson appreciate the good people of Agbele community for voting APC, for re-electing into office.
In his remarks “I appreciate my leaders for my leaders for always standing by me at all times, I won’t forget the people of Ikorodu federal constituency for voting for me last two weeks Saturday at the poll.
“The road we came to flag-off today is a 1.5km road and will be completed in 3 months time, I urge the people of this community to take this project as your own.”
In the same vein, I want you all to turn to canvasser on Saturday knock on your neighbors door to come out and vote for Sanwo-Olu and Ogunleye, we must increase our votes to 200,000 to remain number one position in the whole Lagos State.
Hon. Dayo Israel the National Youth Leader of APC in his remarks “it is feats of such, as the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ushered in at the State level, which has impacted various sectors and industries. Dayo explained, “Ikorodu stands to gain more than what it has benefited from Governor Sanwo-Olu if he’s re-elected back to the Statehouse”.
He continued, “One cannot describe the development coming our way if we have our leaders at the federal, state and local government”.
“This is why we’re expecting nothing less than 200,000 votes this Saturday at the gubernatorial elections”. “Lagos State must deliver a re-election victory to Governor Sanwo-Olu, allowing his excellent performance to continue in infrastructure and other areas” Dayo Israel added.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, Ashipa Kaoli Olusanya, Prince Amidu Oduborisha, De Cubano, among other leaders urge the residents to come out en mass to vote for APC, vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Gbolahan Ogunleye.
-as voters pledge support for Governor Sanwo-Olu, other APC candidates
Ahead of the gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Director-General Lagos State Sports Commission, Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan has intensified campaign for the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.
The cerebral sports administrator and brand expert, over the weekend, activated a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) movement in an effort to achieve 120,000 votes for the party within Ikorodu at Saturday’s polls.
Accompanied by his support group, the DG met with the representatives of North Central indigenes living in Ikorodu to canvass for votes for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other APC candidates.
The leader of the group, Chief Gideon Boar who spoke on behalf of his people promised that they would vote massively to support Governor Sanwo-Olu and other candidates of the APC in Ikorodu Division.
Bolowotan further took the campaign message to the grand finale of the Renewed Hope Football Challenge organized for the APC presidential, gubernatorial, Senatorial and House of Assembly candidates at the Police barracks field, Igbogbo road, Ikorodu.
The football challenge which was sponsored by Bolowotan had six clubs drawn from the 5 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) participated, namely; Team Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Team BAT), Team Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Team Tokunbo Abiru, Team Babajimi Benson (Team JB), Team Gbolahan Ogunleye (Team OGA) and Team Aro Moshood Abiodun (Team AMA). The finale also had in attendance Rep Babajimi Benson who also urged everyone to give their votes to the APC.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) movement on met with market leaders in Ikorodu West LCDA, where Bolowotan urged the market men and women to support the efforts of the government in doing more for the people.
He disclosed that the process starts with the re-election of Governor Sanwo-Olu and ensuring that the lawmakers that would represent Ikorodu at the state assembly are also the APC candidates.
The team further met with leaders of the Nigerian Automobile Technician Association at the Mechanic Village, Agric, Ikorodu where the artisans were urged to give their support to the APC by coming out en-masse to vote for Mr Governor and the assembly candidates.
Bolowotan and his team further moved to Ajaguro in Ikorodu West LCDA to meet with Grinders’ Association (Egbe Elero), CDA leaders, youths and other concerned voters. He again appealed to the people to come out in their numbers to vote the APC on Saturday so there will be continuity in the good governance currently being enjoined in the state.
The GOTV team ended their Monday movement at Majidun where they met with representatives of localities including; Ewenla, Oshodi, Loya, Ayagbo, Araromi, Olufunke, Kunle Dipo communities.
While they all had requests ranging from drainage issues to electricity and water challenges, they also pledged to give their votes to the APC.
In response to some of their requests, Gafaar Bolowotan pledged to donate a borehole to the community and immediately made plans for the commencement of work. The excited people further prayed for Governor Sanwo-Olu while promising to troop out on Saturday to vote the APC at all levels.
On Tuesday, the Lagos Sports boss led his team to meet with the leaders of the Professional Carpenters and Furniture Makers Association of Nigeria. The meeting had in attendance; zonal chairmen, ex chairmen, the Ikorodu branch governor and his executives as well as the President of PCFA in Lagos who incidentally hails from Ikorodu.
The PCFA team welcomed Bolowotan and his campaign crew to a rousing hospitality while thanking him for previous support given to the association. They further pledged to get all their members across Ikorodu division as well as their families to vote the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the two APC candidates for the state house of assembly elections.
In appreciation for their continued support, Bolowotan donated a 10KVA generator to the association while promising even more robust relationship between the association and the government.
The GOTV team also met with leaders of the Community Development Committee (CDC), Ikorodu 2 in Oke Iriya area of Ikorodu. The community leaders who bared their minds on different germane issues however, promised to troop out with other members to vote the APC on Saturday.
Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan in a chat with newsmen disclosed that there will be no resting for his team until campaign deadline elapses as they intend to visit more communities and meet more voters.
He further said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been good to Ikorodu and therefore, a massive turnout and even better result than that of the presidential election was the best way to appreciate him.
Hon. Adeyemi Oshodi popularly known as ADOSH was installed as the 2nd president of the Accord Brothers alongside other Executive Members of the group.
Mr Adeniji Olawale, Pioneer President of the association stated that most youths try to seek shortcuts to achieve their goals, and some of them are unwilling to take the time to work hard at improving their skills and talents.
In his opening speech, the pioneer president continued, “Preferably, they want to leave school today and own a house, car and other luxuries of life in the shortest possible time”. “The economy and state of the country are not friendly in recent times, however, we don’t want our youths to see this as an excuse for not pursuing their goals”.
Senator Adeseye Kingsley Ogunlewe (Member Governor advisory council Lagos State) at the Installation of Hon. Adeyemi Oshodi as the 2nd president of the Accord brother alongside other executive of the association, admonished the group on the need for unity among them and shared with them importance of living with oneness.
Senator Ogunlewe also urged the brothers to also look into the educational aspects of our youths and charged them to come up with programmes and projects for education which he is always ready to support,he said this can only be achieved when they bring themselves together and work in peace with the intention of helping to develop our society and prevent it from all social vices.
Hon. Adeyemi Oshodi (PKA ADOSH) who was installed as the 2nd president of the Accord Brothers alongside other Executive Members of the group gave his speech at the Installation of the new executive of the association which was held at De Shokis hotel, Igbogbo/Bayieku, Lagos State.
“It gives me great pleasure to stand before you this day to witness and be a part of this occasion that signifies and embodies continuity, civility as well as an indelible mark for selfless service to humanity. I would like to thank the Almighty God for his mercies and blessings that has brought me thus far, and I am assured of his grace which will take us even further. I am grateful that God has made it possible for all of us present here and in extension to all others wherever they may be. I am humbled at the decision of the members of The Accord Brothers (TAB) to honor me with such a high position and my gratitude to you all for your confidence in me is boundless, THANK YOU! I acknowledge everyone who in one way or the other, has continued in encouraging me, may you all have success written alongside your names in all your endeavors.”
“Join me as I lead you into the journey of TAB 2023 1. We have designed a questionnaire which would help in getting the data of Igbogbo indigenes in the public primary schools, the best students, the undiscovered ones, the factors affecting the majority, the position of the Igbogbo indigenes and the possible solutions to the identified diminishing factors. This will definitely help in encouraging compulsory quality primary education for all. 2. You will all agree with me that, Today’s students are visual learners, and a field trip or excursion allows them to touch, feel and listen to what they’re learning about, this helps them build on classroom instructions, gain better understanding of topics, build cultural understanding and tolerance, and still exposing them to worlds outside their own. It also allows the kids to get new experiences and observe new things that are not available at school. We would partner with educational agencies to take the best students in our public primary schools on excursions for exposure and practical experiences.”
3. BrainTAB – a competition for the secondary school students aimed at improving their educational standards and helps in preparing them for national and international examinations and competitions. 4. LAUNCH YOUR TABS – “TALENT AND BUSINESS SKILLS – This is an innovative reality contest that will focus on unveiling talents, business ideas and skills in youths in the community. Contestants would be selected among the undergraduates and graduates. The participants will commence the contest by presenting their skills, talents, or business ideas, develop it, build a business plan from it and actualize it. 5. TAB ACADEMY – the idea is to have a platform where undergraduates in the community would be trained with focus on leadership skills and other technical skills. Registered members of this platform will also be taken through practical know-how of the following; cv/resume writing, motivation letter writing, cover letter writing, business proposals/plans, letter of intent, research proposal, academic research, personal statement, etc. 6. TAB TV – we also intend to launch an online tv where we host individual and community development programs. For students, community leaders, innovators, strategists, youth advocates, leaders, business owners, etc. Others will include; environmental sanitation, health programs, donation of educational materials, empowerment programs, etc.”
Hon. Hammed Aroyewun, Mr Babatunde Afuwape, Hon. David Alagbe, Princess Adetola Ogunlewe, Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, Labour Party Deputy Governorship Candidate, Lagos state, Com. Billiamin Olalekan Oba, Chairman NYCN, Lagos State.
Others are Barr. Adeboye Dankuwo, Mr Tolulope Faniyi Chairman De Vanguard, Lion Kazeem Ogunmuyiwa, President, Igbogbo Youth Coalition, Mrs Opemipo Hamzat, Alhaji Sulaimon Ayokunle – CEO Sula Delicious Bread, Mr Nosiru Titilope Andu Balogun, CEO, Andus D’Great Schools, and Hon. Basirat Banjoko, Councilor Ward C1, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA 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.
Pepc foundation has reached out to 2000 mothers, widows and single mothers in a programme tagged love beyond Christmas held at Ita-elewa youth center Ikorodu on the 24th November, 2022.
Barrister Lukman a native of Ikorodu, the founder of Pepc foundation expressed his gratitude to everyone present and said the events was held to reach out to the community and put smiles on people’s faces.
“I feel really great to be consistent, it is a very big challenge for me to continue improving myself every year, this year is an amazing year in as much as inflation and the difficulties with the economy ,I was able to pull this much crowd and touch more lives, I am happy about it and I hope next year I will be able to do more.” He said.
“This year we started with distribution of food packs, January all the way to March, we did back to school for kids where we gave writing equipment and school bags to 5000 students. Before then we held a program where we celebrated the Muslims by distributing cooked foods for over 14,000 people in Lagos and this is a wrap up for the year, for the single mothers, elderly, widows and physically challenged.
“We have been able to cover Epe, today Ikorodu, we are going to Ibeju lekki next and all the way to lekki free trade zone, dangote refinery area, then Eti osa to wrap up the year. It’s a big honour to be awarded the young person of the year by Lagos youth Awards and I asked the organiser do I really deserve this but they showed me the statistics and I was happy the people love me and what I am doing and I am happy to be doing this” said Barrister lukman.
One of the volunteers, Bisola Marti said “It is December, it is the season of love, and we are happy that everyone here is happy, that is the intention, we want everyone to leave here with a smile on their face, it’s Christmas season and Pepc foundation is the Santa right now and everyone is happy”.
Mr Marti olatunji Raheem another volunteer said , “The theme says love beyond Christmas , so we are trying to give back to the community, we have given to Epe, now this is Ikorodu, we are going to Ibeju lekki and we will still do others. Right now we are trying to give out to the elders , widows and single mothers . We are not only trying to give it out because it is Christmas but to show what pepc foundation stands for”.
Miss olamilekan Aminat one of the beneficiary’s said she is grateful to pepci for the gift they gave and she said that she would have loved to support the foundation if she was buoyant enough as these benefits students, women and widows.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Hassan Bukola appreciate Pepc saying it is one of the good things and that she has never experienced such in Ikorodu before that this is her first time “Pepc foundation is superb and I love it”.
Games like “Ayo”, ludo, draft and dancing competitions was also hosted with winners awarded at the event.
The Imota students Union held a walk against social vices as part of one of the activities lined up for their union week, the walk took place 12th of November, in a bid to inform people about the vices and it’s implications.
Secondary students from different schools gathered with placards which says no to social vices; cultism, street fighting, drug abuse, killing, cybercrime, gambling, thuggery, stealing, smoking, improper waste management and indecent dress.
“I want to appreciate everyone present, we want to walk against social vices and we have gotten to a stage where we the students and the youths are not happy about what is happening in our society and we have stood up to walk against it, in doing this, we are making ourselves the solution to the problem caused in our society.” Said by Comrade Ogunbowale Bodunrin.
Dr. Olujimi Adejo, a civil lecturer of Lagos State University and also the Chairman National Association Academic Technologists, appreciated the conveners of the event, and encourages the attendees to make the best use of this opportunity.
“It’s a greater program, to know that we have been faxed with a lot of insecurity in these town for a while now, I think it is a right step in the right direction at this time that will change a lot of vices in this society . The youths should take it upon themselves to do the right thing at the right time despite our failed leaders.” He said
Mr Lekan ogunbowale a director of commerce and industry said that three things in life is very important, accountability, consistency, contentment and humility.
Comrade fasasi Abdulraheem, a former speaker of the Lagos State University Ojo and a current staff of the Lagos State University department of physics , addressed the students and told them they are training themselves on how to stand in the future.
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.
The family of Hon. Olugbenga Oshin gave out the hand of their daughter (Toluwalope Yeside) to the family of Mr&Mrs Oyedele Emmanuel, on Saturday 5th November 2022.
The holy matrimony that took place at rotary club vocational centre, near Igbogbo stadium, Bola Tinubu road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu.
Toluwalope yeside and Oladapo Temiloluwa were joined together as one amidst pomp in an elaborate wedding which was graced by political leaders and community leaders, among the leaders present were, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Bashorun (Lagos GAC member), Alhaji Ogunyemi (former APC chairman Igbogbo-Baiyeku), Hon Aro Moshood Abiodun (APC candidate for LAHA 2023) APC Chieftains of Ikorodu Constituency 2, among others.
Hon.Olugbega Oshin appreciate everyone for their presence and their kind gesture towards the wedding ceremony of his daughter, he gave special appreciation to Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Bashorun Hon. Babajimi Benson, Hon Saka Solaja, Yeye Bolanle Bashorun, Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, Bldr. Olusesan Daini, Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo-Alogba, Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun, Alhaja Morufat Obanikoro, Mrs. O.O.T Benson, Hon. Taiwo Orenuga, Hon. Basanya, APC Chieftains, Council of Obas and Chiefs in Ikorodu Division, CDC, Among others.
Ikorodu Division Independent Youth Movement held her general meeting and disclose the partnership of the group with Better world leadership academy limited for a 2 days Basic Certificate Course in effective leadership, which is coming up 28th and 29th of October.
MD Hassan was also at the meeting, he encouraged the members of the group to be steadfast in whatever the group is doing, and ensure the love of the party comes first, he also encouraged the group to mobilize massively for the forthcoming election in the year 2023.
… Eruwen and Ori-okuta road to wear a new look soon
Rep Babajimi Benson embarked on a listening tour to Ajaguro Ori-okuta in Ikorodu West, and Eruwen in Ikorodu North LCDA, Rep Babajimi Benson, this tour is basically to visit the most affected areas in various Local Government in Ikorodu federal Constituency which Rep Babajimi Benson is representing.
Rep Babajimi Benson the Chairman House committee on Defense in his remarks
“I am moving round all the Local Government to know the pains of my people that is why we came up with this Listening tour, as we all know we have the Governor, the Senator and House of Assembly we do all sit down together to agree on a path, I’m sure that path would be followed. I’m assuring you that this road will receive critical attention, We will come back to you with positive news.”
“You elected us to do certain things for you. Myself and your house rep members, my job are split into three; 1. To ensure that I pass laws that would support you. 2.To ensure that I oversight the government in whatever committee they put me. 3. To represent you.”
According to the Director General of iCare Foundation Mayor Deen Sanwo-Ola “Honourable Babajimi Benson said before I go out on the campaign train, before I start putting posters out, I need to talk to my people to find out what their issue were, I can’t solve their problems if they don’t tell me, and I can’t solve it without them participating in the solution, so that what ever solution we arrive at, it is a joint effort, not just me bringing solution to you without the people’s input in it, and that’s why we started the listening tour today, when we leave this community we are going to another community just to hear them out what are their issues.
He added “they are other issues you have that we may not be able to solve, but we may be able to relate to the appropriate Authorities, that is what this discussion is all about, it is not an opportunity to pick back on the Government, the Councillor, the Chairman, what we are here to do is to get information from you and that is why it is called “A listening tour.”
At Ajaguro Community, a number of challenges were highlighted which include fixing of Ori-Okuta, Agric road, upgrade of primary health centres, completion of the only public secondary school in Agric axis, among others.
Also, at Erunwen community, emphasis was laid on assisting with reconstructing the long-dilapidated and deplorable Erunwen road for easy vehicular movement and socio-economic development as well as provision of transformers and school for the community.
After listening to the people Rep Babajimi Benson said “This is the part of the representation which I have to listen to you to be able to fight for you. I have listen to you now, you talked about roads, this roads in particular. I am sure that other things are needed, someone might just suggest, my job is to ensure that the request is also table. It is a federal matter”