The Chairman, Orile-Agege Council Development Area, Taofeek Abiodun Adaranijo, is partnering the World Bank for effective development of the council area.

Adaranijo disclosed this when he swore in supervisors and special advisers at the council secretariat at Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.

The sworn-in executives include Afolabi Ayantayo, Secretary to Local Government; Alhaja Toyin Abanikanda, Supervisor for Women’s Affairs and Poverty Alleviation; Biodun Ogunseye, Budget and Statistics; Adewunmi Adesoji, Chieftaincy and Boundary Matters; Wasiu Yusuf, Works and Housing; Musiliu Sanni, Environmental Services; Toyin Afuape, Market and Revenue Regeneration; Bode Odekunle, Special Adviser on Health and J. Jaiyeola, Special Adviser on Agric and Social Services.

The council boss said: “About eight months ago, I approached the World Bank to come to our assistance by taking up the construction of some of our roads to complement our efforts in terms of infrastructure development.

“Our approach to the World Bank project through the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project, LMDGP, fetched us a lot of benefits which include the surfacing of Oyewole Street where we have already constructed drains, Church Street with drains already constructed, Salimotu Street also with drains and end of Arigbanla Street with drains too. Oguntade, Oremeji and Soretire streets are being constructed with drains by the LMDGP.

“The same organisation is about to construct some blocks of classrooms at Oyewole Primary School and Methodist Primary School, Tabon Tabon.

“A modern library at the same Oyewole Primary School and a maternity centre at Arigbanla are also some of the benefits that we will reap from the collaboration. Recently, we embarked on patching of roads within the local government,” he said, adding that at the end of the day, they will have good accounts to render to the people of Orile-Agege.

“Our council has overcome many challenges and if the truth must be told, our people are witnessing a lot of positive changes in terms of service delivery in all spheres of our lives. That is, however, not to say that we are in El-Dorado where everything is rosy. We still have a lot of challenges here and there.

“I would seize the opportunity of this occasion to implore the beneficiaries of today’s event to understand that their appointment as supervisors and special advisers is a clarion call to serve their community rather than an avenue to enrich themselves.

“In the past few years, due to the fact that we received the backlog of our allocations which was seized during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo, we were able to execute a lot of projects one of which is the construction of this secretariat.

Fashola and Olabode streets in Papa Ashafa area in Ward D and some other bad roads that have been identified in the ward will be attended to,” he assured.

Source: PM NEWS


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