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Mushin house of reps. member empowers constituents

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An member of the house of representatives, representing Mushin Federal constituency 1, Hon. Aremo Adeyemi Taofeek Alli has empowered 1000 constituent members to ameliorate social inclusion so as to change the narrative of his constituency since the return to civil rule in 1999.

Honourable Alli who has since inception committed to empowerment projects of his constituency said in his welcome address that;

“I’m privileged to understand the needs of my constituency and because am part of you, it is much easier for me to comprehend your plights and consequent solution to abridge the deficit.

“Since inception, I am committed to this empowerment project because I am not unaware of the urgent need to eradicate or ameliorate social inclusion, unemployment, high vulnerability to environmental risk and struggling health care system.

“Without any iota of doubt, improving our ways of prosperity requires careful, continuous and calculated empowerment strategy. For me, to support the socio economic policies of both the state and local governments, equipments that help self employment, social and physical infrastructures that would facilitate socio economic prosperity, legislations prompting the revival of our manufacturing sectors, spending that targets the weak, most especially the widow, aged, physically challenged and other vulnerable people within our society are being considered.

“Primarily, within the past two and half years that I have been representing Mushin Federal Constituency in the green chamber of the National Assembly, I have been able to present in form of motions, meant to call the attention of Federal Government for proper implementation of policies, concerning the aviation sector, pensions of Nigeria Police retirees, Artisans interest, urgent need to improve the sector and many others.

“Moreover, I have sponsored a bill meant for the creation of school of nursing and midwifery in Mushin Federal Constituency 1, which is at the last stage before becoming an act for our benefit.

“My second bill is meant to amend the National Biotechnology Development Agency. This is to improve the contributions of biotechnology to food production and growth. For a quality representation, I am committed”.

 


“In order to sustain our society and complement government efforts, especially, Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA, I have facilitated projects across board including; Solar powered boreholes, Solar powered street lights, construction of two(2) Blocks of six classrooms at Bereola primary school, fadeyi, three(3) Blocks of 18 classrooms at Shokunbi primary school, Olorunshogo, and A Block of three (3) classrooms at Idi oro primary school, Mushin. The rehabilitation 2 roads is on-going at FAGBILE and ARIKEWUYO streets, 40 Beds model Hospital is on-going at Awolowo model market, Mushin, A well equipped sick bay with ambulance has been provided for pupils of inclusive school, at St. Martins primary school. While purchasing of 400 Jamb forms for indigent students within our Constituency has become an annual priority, just last year, we engaged more than two thousand secondary schools students in summer holiday coaching classes.

 

“We would continue to expand on this initiative. In other to improve information technology in our schools, I have facilitated two standard Information Communication technology (ICT) centres at Ilupeju junior grammar and Ilupeju senior secondary school”. Alli asserted.

Apex leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Mushin and former Senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon (GOS) alluded to the unprecedented intervention of Honourable Adeyemi Alli in Mushin Federal Constituency 1, he said this is the first of its kind. He urged beneficiaries not to put the items received for sale, but rather use it judiciously for the purpose it was given so it can translate to prosperity as envisaged by the organisers.

Some of the distributed items include, Tricycles, sewing machines, grinding machines, deep freezers, hairdressing dryers, laptops, hair dryers, make-up artist kits, barbing clipper, towel warmers among others.

Honourable Adeyemi Alli extends gratitude to Industrial arbitration Panel, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian affairs disaster management and social development, Bio-resource development centre, small and medium enterprises development agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) for their unflinching support towards effectively facilitating his constituency projects.

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Abiru uplifts traders, farmers with N62m grants, inaugurates projects in Lagos East

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries, Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru, on Thursday, empowered 1,250 market women and men in Lagos East with grants totaling N62.5 million.

Abiru, who represents Lagos East Senatorial District, unveiled the grant in Epe Local Government Area, along with other projects facilitated through the Office of the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs).

Other projects inaugurated included a 960-capacity mini-Stadium, remodeled Oluwo Fish Market; distribution of Hand-planters and grants to Farmers.

He said the sum of N50, 000 each as financial grants, would be given to 1,250 market women and men, totalling N62.5 million.

According to him, the respective market leaders (Iya Olojas) in the 16 LGs/LCDAs of Lagos East were given the direct responsibilities of selecting 50 members each in their localities, making a total of 800 market women.

He said the remaining beneficiaries were nominated by the party structure.

”At this junction, I must publicly acknowledge and appreciate the magnanimity of the Presidency, through the SDGs for the projects we are commissioning today, those we had commissioned in the past and the ones that are yet to be commissioned.

”I specially thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and Her Excellency, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on SDGs.

”The projects attracted to Epe town that are being commissioned today are: a 960-capacity mini-Stadium, which include: Football pitch, Basketball and Volleyball courts, administrative offices, changing rooms and other amenities.

”Also, the remodeling of the popular Oluwo Fish market, which now comprises 240 open stalls, 82 lock-up stalls, five open floors, 12 toilets and four new offices for Iya Oloja and Baba Oloja, Tourism Board and Local Government Staff Security post.

”The empowerment also includes the distribution of hand-planters to about 200 farmers, along with financial grants of N20, 000 for our farmers in the agrarian part of the district,” the senator said.

He said the projects and support for market women and rural farmers were part of fulfilment of the social contract with the people of Lagos East senatorial district, while seeking their mandate in 2020.

Inaugurating the projects, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, said that they would have direct impacts on the socio-economic reality of the town.

The governor commended Abiru for representing the district diligently in the National Assembly.

”Over the last 18 months, Abiru has dutifully delivered the dividends of democracy in several areas and on multiple fronts, not just in the primary mandate of law making, but also in terms of life-changing empowerment and endowment.

”Today, we are here to commission a number of infrastructure projects by him, some of which are facilitated through the Oofice of the special assistant to President Buhari SDGs, occupied by an esteemed daughter of Lagos, Orelope-Adefulire,” he said.

The governor expressed delight on the benefit of the projects to the residents, saying that the market project was commerce-oriented, designed to improve the livelihood and earning capacity of beneficiaries.

He said the recreational facility was a project that would positively affect people’s lifestyle and translate to health benefits, as well as improved quality of life.

Sanwo-Olu said the lawmaker had lived up to the ideals of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and to the legacy of transformation instituted in Lagos state since 1999.

He appealed to the beneficiaries to see the projects as public resources entrusted in their care, urging them to productively utilise the facilities with the utmost sense of responsibility.

”This is also what our great party, the APC, stands for, bringing a better life for all our people, regardless of their age, gender, religion, income or class. Our goal is to ensure that no one is left behind, as we spread development around Lagos,” Sanwo-Olu said.

Orelope-Adefulire applauded the lawmaker for making women empowerment a cardinal focus of his activities, noting that such action remained key to strengthening inclusion.

She said the empowerment of women was in line with the aim of the SDG.

She added that the office of the SDGs in the presidency had facilitated rehabilitation of more than 10 schools and four healthcare projects in the district.

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Kosofe HoR aspirant, Abbey Cheche assures youths of job opportunities if elected

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An aspirant contesting for a seat at the house of Representatives to represent Kosofe constituency, Eng. Abiodun Owokoya (a.k.a Abbey Cheche) as officially declared to vie for the slot during the 2023 general elections.

Engr. Abiodun said he wants to be the voice for the youths, he said the youths are energetic, educated and experienced, they know what they wants. He have the capacity and all that it takes to govern and represent the youths in the green chamber.

He said, he plans to take the jobless youths off the streets, according to him, he will create 15, 000 jobs through the help of his affiliations.

In his speech, he said ” I will train the youth to be more intense, knowledgeable when it comes to technology as an engineer that I am, I have put things together to do that”. He said his focus is going to be on the youth.
He called on the leaders to support the youth and give them chance to also participate in politics and win political post.

He advised the electorate to get their PVC and also the delegates not to sell their votes.

Com. Balogun Olanrewaju, a former SUG president at Lagos State polytechnic said the youths have gathered for a new destiny, a new life, they are tired of repetition of failure, he said they want a representative who is young and approachable that will remember the youth.

Also, Comrade Adewunmi Tobi Funsho, Director Planning and Strategy Abbey Cheche movement, described the aspirant as a vibrant youth and ready to serve his people, who is approachable that will make the people of Kosofe enjoy the dividends of democracy.

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