13th June, 2012
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Lagos State says it is pleased with the activities of the Chairman of the State House of Assembly Committee on Transport, Bisi Yusuf.
The party has also tasked politicians in Alimosho Constituency 1 which the lawmaker represents at the House to emulate him if they were really serious about eradicating poverty in the state and federation.
Chairman of the party in the State, Henry Ajomale, who spoke through a representative, Ademola Sadiq, stated this when the lawmaker presented books and vocational materials to two public libraries and beneficiaries of his vocational programme in the Constituency at the weekend.
The two libraries were built by the Agbado-Oke Odo and Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Areas, and according to Yusuf, he was fulfilling a promise he made to stock the libraries with books and other educational materials once they were completed.
The lawmaker, who also convened a Town Hall Meeting, informed his people that the first ever motion to be passed in the House concerning the nefarious activities in Kuramo Beach, was initiated by him adding that since then, he had performed just like he promised.
On why he decided to embark on the training of his constituents, he said he was aware of the anger in the country, adding that most people are disenchanted and depressed because of the country’s economic situation.
“This can also be seen in the rampant cases of suicide and attempted suicide in the country.
“So the only thing we can do is to provide employment opportunities for the people since the white collar jobs they are searching for are not even there,” he said, adding that politicians should see themselves as privileged rather than think it is their right to positions of authority.
“If everybody does things like this, the society would be a better place to live in,” he added, disclosing that 50 of his constituents that graduated from the vocational programme had been empowered.
He said he spent a total of N10.5 million both for the training and provision of materials for them including the books he provided for the libraries.
The Community Development Committee Chairman in Agbado-Oke Odo area of the State, Adebayo Alaiye, while commending the lawmaker, added that it was obvious that the country needed continuity in government to develop.
He noted that the lawmaker’s successor and current Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA, Shakiru Yusuf, had continued with the programmes of the last administration.
He appealed to the people to continue to support him so that they would enjoy more dividends of democracy.
By Eromosele Ebhomele