My Vision For Ikeja Local Govt — Aspirant

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Comrade Akeem Dauda, who has declared his intention to vie for the chairmanship of Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, has spoken of his vision for the council.

Dauda, a civil servant with the Lagos State Government is aspiring for the position on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN.

“As an economic dynamo and seat of political power in our dear Centre of Excellence, Lagos State, it is my candid conviction that Ikeja Local Government deserves a most responsible, responsive and inspiring grassroots governance that is imbued with a high sense of purpose and inclination for effective development service delivery for its people,” he said.

Dauda presented an eight-point agenda which represented his vision for the council, while seeking the support of the people of Ikeja to make his aspiration come true.

The eight-point agenda included qualitative and functional education, quality and affordable healthcare delivery, improved infrastructure, commerce and trade development, sustainable agriculture and cooperative development, youth empowerment and sport development, environmental sustainability and culture and chieftaincy affairs.

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In the area of education, he said: “Most of the infrastructure in our primary and secondary schools are in a dilapidated state. We intend to deplore massive resources into this important area of urgent need.

“The schools shall be rehabilitated and be given facelifts befitting of schools in a contemporary state capital. We shall not hesitate to pay the JAMB fees of our secondary school graduates in the council.”

He said he would empower youths in the area with Information and Communication Technology, ICT, knowledge, adding that he would also ensure that more primary health centres were established in places across the local government.

On commerce, he said “we will ensure that our artisans such as fashion designers, cosmetologists, hair dressers, carpenters, transporters, furniture workers and others are supported by the local government through quarterly distribution of trade equipment and vehicles to help in the sustenance and growth of their businesses.”

— Kazeem Ugbodaga

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