… Promises 150 Roads Construction by 2022
The Executive chairman of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, has declared a state of emergency on roads rehabilitation and schools infrastructural development by 2022.
The council boss who is worried by the deplorable state of roads and primary schools within the local government jurisdiction has said his administration will begin massive construction of roads and schools in the coming year.
Oloyede speaking while receiving the award of most outstanding chairman in Lagos state at the Welcome Centre Hotels, declared that his government will ensure the roads are repaired and put them back into proper shape.
According to him “We will embark on massive roads construction by 2022 to complement what we have started already, by next year, we will deliver 150 roads in Oshodi, this, we believe will make life easier for our people in transacting their businesses, and will automatically increase our Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
“We have also declared a state of emergency on schools infrastructure, I was shown pictures re s of our primary schools, I was devastated to have seen their deplorable states, in our way, we have decided to give the schools facelift, we will be rebuilding some of these schools to make them habitable for learners and ensure friendly learning environment for our kids.”
“I want to leave a legacy that my children and generations yet unborn will be able to point at my projects and say we are proud of you and pray for me,” he said.
The council boss while also responding to questions during an interactive programme on a WhatsApp platform, Kukuruku Community, disclosed that his government will not stay idle and watch his people suffer.
“I will not sit idle and watch my people suffer, we will do all we can to ensure our people enjoy dividends of democracy through infrastructural development,” he said.
Responding to questions on the protest staged at the Lagos State House of Assembly by some shop owners at the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Shopping Complex within the council, the chairman said, it was a needless protest as the shop owners have early been engaged on government plans for the development of the complex.
Oloyede also revealed a startling point where occupants of the shop pay 8,000 per annum as rent to the local government purse.
He said the state lawmakers have invited him and he will honour the invitation, saying he would laid bare hidden facts about the complex before the legislators.