1st July, 2011
Good governance is all about the delivery of the dividends of democracy to the electorate, and these, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, Chairman of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, has been able to achieve through the implementation of his populist programmes.
Recently, over 200 students underwent a programme sponsored by the LCDA to prepare them for the 2011 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination.
Addressing the students at the end of the two-month coaching class, Bamigbetan told them that developing self-confidence and having faith in God will make it possible for them to score 350 and even above it.
Bamigbetan urged the students not to disappoint their parents and the local government, reminding them that their participation in the examination is a historical moment of their life, and therefore, they should ensure that they pass the examination at once.
He stressed that his administration went the extra mile to organise the coaching class, because he believes they deserve to have the best preparation to enable them have an edge over other students who are struggling to secure admission into limited spaces in the nationâ€™s universities.
He told them that he deliberately made his address the last segment of their coaching programme in order to motivate them to put in their best in the examination.
He assured the students that his administration will not abandon them, particularly those of them who are able to do well in the examination, adding that effort will be made by his administration to facilitate their admission into higher institutions.
Meanwhile, the council chairman has embarked on palliative measure to make motorable a road in Jakande Estate which has been inaccessible for months now.
Speaking during inspection of work on the road recently, Bamigbetan explained that the inability of the local government to provide N59 million required for the total reconstruction of the dual carriage road necessitated his administration’s provision of palliative measure on the road.