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Ikosi-Isheri council boss commissions projects to mark 100 days in office

By Amidu Arije

The council chairman of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area, Lagos, would be marking her 100 days in office with the commissioning of projects within the council jurisdiction.

The Mayoress of the council, Princess Samiat Abolanle Bada disclosed that as part of projects to be commissioned to mark her 100 days in office is the customary court that was just being established by her administration.

Bada also said, four rehabilitated roads that have been completed would be commissioned while saying that many others where work are going on would soon be completed and commissioned for public use.

The roads billed for commissioning are Ademola Osinowo Street (Completed), Femi Oguns Street (Completed), Alhaji Yekini Aromolate Street (Completed) and Olayemi Odutayo Street (Completed).

In a statement made available by the Councils Head of Public Affairs unit, Mr Rabiu Hassan, the council boss would also commissioned six utility vehicles that would be given to the police, chieftaincy and other major departments in the council.

Three of the vehicles are to be used for revenue generation by the three area offices of the council, one for environmental services by the environment and waste management department of the council, one for the maintenance of security by the Ketu divisional police station and the sixth to be allocated to the chieftaincy committee, he said.

Bada was sworn-in by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babjide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, 30 January as a result of the death of the former council boss, Alhaji Fatai Oyesanya. This makes her the first executive chairman of the council since its creation. She will marking her 100 days in office on Wednesday, 18 June, 2020.

Mr Hassan said since her sworn in, the Mayoress has kicked the ball rolling with series of sterling achievements in office.

As part of her sterling performances in office, Hassan said the council boss has since assumption of office come up with monthly welfare package for the aged and widows in the society.

He also said since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic the Mayores has been given palliatives to residents of the council.

“Monthly distribution of food packs (rice, beans and garri) to the aged and widows across the seven wards of the council. The first edition of the welfare programme was held in February at the council secretariat and subsequent editions were held in spite of the covid-19 pandemic lockdown in Lagos, with the social distancing rule strictly adhered to.

Distribution of periodical covid-19 food palliatives to the aged, youths, artisans, widows, the disabled, traders, politicians, and staff of the council, religious and community leaders to mitigate the effects of the lockdown in their lives, he said.

The Mayoress expressed her appreciation to God for making it possible for her to record the modest achievements within the first 100 days. she also appreciated her executive committee members, the elected councilors, the management and staff of the council for their support and sacrifice and finally her political leaders and the good people of the council for their cooperation and prayers.

Bada assured the people of the council that with their continued support and cooperation, and with God on her side, her administration will continue to thrive to give them more dividend of democracy.

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