15th December, 2010
Residents of Oshodi/Isolo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have heaved a sigh of relief as they reaped dividends of democracy through projects initiated by their representative in the House of Representatives, Joseph Jayeola Ajatta that were commissioned recently.
They consist of nine 500 KVA transformers, two blocks of classrooms and one motorised bore hole.
Each of the two beneficiary schools were also in addition to the block of classrooms, given hand pump bore holes and toilet facility.
The transformers are located at Fayemi, Bale and Olubi streets, all in Ilasamaja; Mukandansi and Dele Orisabiyi streets in Okota; Sangobiyi Street in Isolo and Fatai Irawo, Adekunle Akala and Gogo Hassan streets in Ajao Estate.
A three-classroom block is built for Kusoru Primary School in Ilasamaja, while a similar structure was commissioned for Ajao Estate Primary School. The motorised bore hole is located at Olokun compound in Ishaga.
Meanwhile, the residents have continued to shower encomiums on Ajatta, describing him as a true representative of the constituency.
Expressing happiness during the commissioning ceremony, the chairman of Dele Orisabiyi Stree Landlordsâ€™ Association, Elder Daniel Segun Adegoke, said Ajattaâ€™s gesture of providing the community with a 500 KVA transformer was a divine intervention to his associationâ€™s more than seven years struggle with the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Plc and others to secure a new tranformer for the area.
Elder Adegoke said he got to know about Ajatta recently when one of the leaders of the association approached him that they should enlist the support of the lawmaker in their quest for a new transformer.
In his speech, Hon. Ajatta noted that he had attracted projects worth more than N2 billion to various parts of Isolo and Ejigbo Local Concil Development Areas which constitute the Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency 2.
In addition, he said he had fought for the appropriation of N1.3 billion for the ongoing construction of the NNPC road in Ejigbo and that out of the sum, about N1.04 billion had been spent on the project so far.
Ajatta observed that responsible governance could be measured by the living standard of the people and that this could also be gauged by the state of infrastructure provided by government.
He said this had motivated him in sponsoring various development projects designed to improve the lot of the people of his constituency.
One of such projects, according to him, is the Centre Point Computer Training Institute which had so far trained more than 19,000 students free of charge.
The lawmaker thanked the people for their support at all times, assuring that he would not let them down for resposing their confidence in him.