10th February, 2012
President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to as a matter of urgency, curtail the excesses of the Boko Haram sect whose actions is fast turning the country to a terrorist and failed nation.
The Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Alhaji Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye, said, while recounting his achievements in the first 100 days of his assumption of office at the LCDA.
Speaking at a press conference heralding the 100 days celebration at the council secretariat, he noted that before he came into office, there was distrust by the citizens as a result of the mounting development challenges in the LCDA but was happy to inform the gathering that there is a new swan song from the citizens as his administration has delivered on his promises.
He said his administration has constructed a block of six classrooms at Ilasamaja Primary School, Okomola and almost completed rehabilitation of St. Paul Primary School, Ishagatedo as part of his administration’s re-engineering of the primary school system in the area.
The council boss also revealed that power generating sets have been distributed to the 14 primary schools in the area even as exercise books, colour books and writing materials such as crayons and pencils have also been provided to all the pupils in the council area.
For those in the higher institutions of learning, Olaleye said he has paid N25,000 bursary allowance to 40 indigenes and indigent students in the first phase of the scheme in line with his campaign promise.
The council boss said 100 widows and senior citizens in the LCDA were paid N10,000 each in the first phase of the Care for Widows and the Aged programme even as he has concluded plans to empower women through the provision of shops and small capital to start businesses of their choice in the next 100 days.
Olaleye also said he has made positive impact on the health of the LCDA by building a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Apena Ward. According to him, the new PHC which complements five other existing ones, will attend to minor ailments, general outpatient services, ante-natal, post natal, delivery, eye care and subsidised consultation on family planning.
Beside this, the new administration has rehabilitated over 40 roads in the Okota/Ago areas of the council while drains have been constructed as well as cleaning the existing ones in readiness for the rainy season.
“Before now, I had prepared well because I see this as an opportunity to serve. I made a commitment that every file that gets to my office must be treated within 24 hours, so that means I have to work tirelessly even at weekends. I have planned my schedule such that when I am out of office, I still find time to attend to files on my table and also keep appointments. Don’t I get tired? Not doing anything at all bores me and I relax while working,” he submitted.