The chairman Isolo LCDA, Mr Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye marked 400 days in office on Wednesday at the council secretariat, Aswani, Isolo Lagos.
In his speech, the chairman stated that the event should have taken place on 5 December, 2012 which was the date of his 400 days in office but was postponed because of the Climate Change summit he attended in Qatar.
Listing his achievements, since his assumption of office on 29 October, 2011, he said his administration has graded 56 roads: 49 in Okota and seven in Ire Akari area of Isolo, stressing; “I can proudly say that all major roads in Isolo are without potholes.”
Olaleye said the council has constructed 70 drains on the basis of seven streets per ward and that the longest is about 206 metres on Adeshina Street, Isolo, while the least is about 40-50 metres. He said that no major flooding incident was recorded in the LCDA.
In the educational sector, he said a block of classrooms was reconstructed at Ilasamaja Primary School and St’ Paul Anglican Primary School, Ishaga, with modern amenities and furniture, while writing materials were also distributed to students in primary school and public nursery and JSS1 classes in the public secondary schools in the LCDA. He said extra mural classes were organised for JSS2 students to help them prepare for their junior WAEC.
He explained that the adult mass literacy centre has now been extended to five from one. He added that magnetic boards were donated to primary schools, while customised school bags, first aid boxes and generators were given to all primary schools in the LCDA to enable them use the computer systems which were installed there before his tenure.
The LCDA boss also spoke on his achievement in the health sector, like construction of Apena Health Centre and Oke Igberi Health Centre with facilities, the latter he said has just received N2million equipment from Johnson Wax Plc as their contribution towards uplifting the LCDA.
He added that one more health centre will be built to make them seven health centres, one in each of the seven wards in the LCDA, and by so doing, fulfil the World Health Organisation’s standard for health care delivery in local governments.
Olaleye said the council recognised the role of women and the need to empower them, and has, therefore, initiated a programme to care for 100 widows who are qualified plus first citizens in the LCDA at the first instance and 150 widows at the second phase of the programme.
He explained that corporate bodies in the LCDA, having found the programme commendable have cooperated with the council by adopting two widows and one first citizen for monthly salary, and about four widows collecting allowances from one of the firms, Albert Chemical.
While speaking about the LCDA’s achievement on security, the chairman said his administration recently purchased two patrol vans for two police divisional headquarters, while electricity generating sets were bought for all police stations in the LCDA.
He said the council maintained good relationship with the traditional rulers in the area and National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).
Olaleye said the council adopted the new Ire Akari Market with two phases of 1,000 shops each, adding that Ilasamaja International Market and Answani/ Farounbi markets were also ready with all paper works to improve them.
Dignitaries present at the ceremony were the LCDA vice chairman, Mr Soji Balogun, and supervisor for infrastructure, Alhaji Segun Jimoh Jubril, SLG, Bayo Ola, Supervisor for Agriculture, Franka Udogwu, Special Adviser on Health and S. Ogunlolu, Supervisor for Budget and Statistics, among others.