Council To Concentrate On Capital Projects


Chairman of Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Mrs. Morenike Adeshina Williams, has expressed her willingness to concentrate on capital projects this year in order to enhance the wellbeing of her constituents.

She disclosed this during the council’s maiden monthly Community Development Committe/Community Development Association (CDC/CDA) meeting held at the council secretariat.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the 166 CDCs/CDAs in the local government, traditional rulers, artisans, market men and women, among others.

The council boss was commended for her initiative while her attention was also drawn to some areas requiring improvement.

Speaking with P.M. NEWS after the meeting, the council boss said,”they have told me what they needed in their various areas and also appreciated what I have been able to do since assumption of office. As you can see, I told them that there is no area that have not felt the impact of government.

“All the wards have felt our presence but they are Oliver Twist. They said that they want more developmental projects in their areas which I have told them to put into writting and send to the local government secretariat. I promise to work on them immediately,” she pledged.

Reacting to allegations by some CDCs/CDAs that many letters had been sent to the council without response, Williams said: “Of course, I cannot do everything within three months. It’s not possible. I have just spent three months at the helms of affairs.

“I have told them that I am going to pick priority projects among what they have said and work on them. The same thing will also be repeated in our next meeting. What I will do is to pick from among the CDAs and do something for them. None of them will be left out. But I cannot solve all their problems within a short period of time.

“Already, we have graded over 100 roads which translated to 10 roads per ward. We will surely go round but not immediately. We are equally renovating our primary schools and the council secretariat. This administration will not relent in ensuring that we give the best because the living standard of the people is very important to us,” she said.

Speaking on how to source funds to execute projects in the area, she said: “We get fund from the government and our internally generated revenue, IGR, is there. Therefore, I have told them that we need to improve on our IGR so that we can have more money to spend on our projects.”

—Jamiu Isa

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