In its quest to ensure that it achieve the primary objectives for which it was created for, the Alhaji Kola Saheed Akinsanya’s led Tuagaga CDA Executive council has inaugurated developmental committees and Zonal CDA Committees.
The committees – Development, Safety & Sanitation, Finance, Fund Raising & Education, General Purpose & Electrification and Welfare & Social Committees, were inaugurated at a special meeting of the CDA which was held at the Alhaji Enifeni’s house, Aga, Ikorodu on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
The four special committees are to be coordinated by Prince V. Adekoya, Prince Temidayo Ogunsanya, Mr M.A Basorun and Mrs Adenike Oshin respectively.
A new mission statement of the community, “We advocate peace, promote unity; progress and development”, was also launched.
Alhaji Akinsanya, a retired senior police officer and safety ambassador, speaking at the brief ceremony, stated that the committees were constituted by members from different zones.
He charged members to see their membership as a further call to serve their community and urged them to discharge the service creditably and without fear or favour.
Alhaji Akinsanya asked the executive and special committees members to sensitise the residents of Tuagaga community on the need for parents to warn their children and wards against engaging in crime or criminalities because the new administration would not condone any such act.
He assured the residents that accountability, probity, openness and transparency would be the principles upon which the CDA will be managed, while he also pledged an inclusive administration that would ensure that every part of the community is carried along.
The scorecard of the new executive of the CDA which was constituted in February this year, was also presented at the event by Mr Aro Ganiu Abiodun, 1st Vice Chairman, Tuagaga Community Development Association.
While presenting the scorecard, Mr Abiodun stated that aside the successful constitution and inauguration of the special developmental committees, the new executive has also ensured periodic meetings where issues affecting the community are discussed.
He stated that the CDA has succeeded in numbering houses on Bamgbose Street courtesy ‘Pepc Foundation’ as pilot scheme for the plan to do house numbering throughout the community.
He also listed the reconstruction of the culvert at Olufemi Eruja Street end/Solebo Estate CDA West gate, which was funded by Engr. Femi Eruja with support from Mr Olu Oladunjoye, as part of the achievements of new executive.
Mr Abiodun added that the community has also been able to facilitate the construction of borehole water project at the Borokinni Street for the general use of the community courtesy of the Ikorodu Unique Lions Club.
He also thanked the Lagos State Government, Pepc foundation, Mr Oluwatoyin Gafaar Bolowotan, Layi Erogbogbo Foundation, Mr & Mrs Adetokunbo Abiru, Engr. Femi Eruja and Asa for their support for the community and provision of palliative materials to cushion the effects of the COVID – 19 lockdown on residents of the community.
Elders in the community who attended the special meeting, such as Alhaji Enifeni, a former CDA Chairman, Otunba J. F. Brown and Alhaji Akeem Sanni, commended the new executives for the way they have been steering the ship of the community so far.