9th June, 2010
Chairman, Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State Akeem Omoyele Sulaimon, has said that his administration is open to any form of criticism from the residents of the council area, as far as such would him improve on his performance.
He made the remark last week during the commissioning of some projects executed by his administration to commemorate his 500 days in office.
According to him, â€œmy administration is open to criticisms as far as such is constructive. We are also ready to take advice from anybody as no one could claim to be an Island of knowledge,â€ adding that the people of the area should not hesitate to talk to him on where his administration is lacking and â€œwe shall look into such areas and whichever we cannot handle shall be communicated to the state government. This, I believe, will help in developing the LCDA.â€
Sulaimon, fondly called Oris, by his admirers, also said that his administrationâ€™s plan for the LCDA is to leave a solid structure in the area of education, infrastructure development and human empowerment, so that residents would always talk about them after he has left office.
â€œIt will be unfair if education is left in the hand of private individuals. We want to make the public schools to be in healthy rivalry with private schools.
â€œWe also intend to put reasonable structures in place so that people will have something to talk about when we are no more there,â€ he stated.
Projects commissioned are four rehabilitated primary schools including a block of classrooms at Obanikoro Primary School, six classrooms at Adaranijo Primary School and 10 classrooms at Igbehin-Adun Primary School, Pedro; 12 classrooms and 13 toilets at Gbagada Primary School, Public Health Centre at Ilaje as well as one 500 KVA transformer each at Abeokuta Street and Ladi-Lak.
Mrs. Idayat T. Oluseye, representative of Lagos State Universal Basic Education, commended the chairman for providing a conducive learning environment in the council area.