My Representation Is Geared Towards Developing My Constituency – Hon. Solaja

Wale Jagun, Oluwatobi Oguntoki & Folarin Joseph Oluwatunbosun

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Hon. Saka Nurudeen Solaja, Member, Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ikorodu Constituency and Chief Host (2nd right) on the high table with Oba Ajibade Bakare-Agoro, Ranodu of Imota (right), Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Adeboruwa of igbogbo (middle), Oba Richard Ogunsanya, Olubeshe of Ibeshe (2nd left) and High Chief Alliu Musediq, Regent/Olisa of Ijede (left) at the 3rd Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting held at Ijede Town Hall in Ijede.

The Ikorodu Constituency II representative in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Saka Nurudeen Solaja, has restated his commitment to make his representation beneficial to the traditional rulers, political leaders, professionals, market men and women, artisans, youths and the generality of people in his constituency.

The first-term lawmaker stated this while speaking  with THE IMPACT at the 3rd edition of the Lagos State House of Assembly Annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting held at Ijede Town Hall on Madan Road, opposite Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ijede, on Friday, October 6, 2017.

“My representation will be geared towards the development of my people and constituency. And one of the ways to ensure that we (lawmakers) deliver the dividends of democracy to our people is through this gathering we are having today”,he stated.

“The purpose of this great town hall meeting is to tell my people what the Lagos House of Assembly has achieved as a legislative institution to which I belong; what I have been able to achieve as a representative and what we intend to do still do”, he explained.

The lawmaker in his keynote address stated that the State Assembly is striving to improve on existing laws and initiate new ones in other to meet the demands and yearnings of the people.

“We have continued to improve on our legislative competence and accomplishments over the past two years, by reviewing our old legislations and initiating new ones where necessary to appropriately meet current needs.”

“We have initiated various legislations that are effectively addressing challenges such as Kidnappings; ritual killings; land grabbing; armed robbery and other crime related issues. We have passed various resolutions that have changed the lives of the people and the face of Lagos State.”

“Beyond these, our pragmatic laws and vibrant representation have continued to inspire and serve as templates for many legislative institutions across the country and a model for other African countries who have continued to visit us to borrow from our rich democratic and legislative experience”, he told the constituents at the well-attended meeting.

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R-L, Hon. Solaja, Oba Kasali and Oba Ogunsanya at the Constituency Meeting 

Stating further the achievements of the 8th Lagos Assembly, Hon. Solaja enumerated numbers of bills and motions passed into laws and others at various levels of consideration.

“I wish to state here for record purpose that out of the forty-three (43) bills that have, and are being considered by the House of Assembly, sixteen (16) had been passed into Law; two (2) are about being passed, twelve (12)are being reappraised for more comprehensive legislative attention, while others are at various stages of consideration.”

“In the area of mediation and dispute resolution, the House, through the activities of its Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, has continued to work tirelessly in attending to petitions bordering on matters of injustice, violation of Human rights and other areas of disputes. Our actions as ombudsman in resolving many of the petitions have also helped in decongesting our courts and promoting reconciliation”, he stated.

“In all, the 8th Assembly has received over eight hundred and fifty (850) petitions and attended to over six hundred (600) of them conclusively. Our constant vigilance on the welfare of the citizenry has led to the passage of over two hundred (200) resolutions, a good number of which have been receiving government attention.”

Hon. Solaja listed the construction of 114 roads in the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State; relocation of tank farm at Apapa, the provision of alternative parking lots for petroleum tanker drivers at Apapa to ease traffic gridlock along Ikorodu road and many others as some of the resolutions passed by the lawmakers which have received the attention of the executive arm.

Speaking on his plan for the constituents, the lawmaker assured that their requests and demands would be accorded due attention when collating for onward transfer to the Governor of Lagos State.

Hon. Solaja pledged to continue with his yearly educational programme to empower youths and students and also promised to give best students laptops and distribute GCE forms to indigent students.

He also promised to give monetary gifts to students with best WASSCE results in the constituency.

Requests from Constituency II

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Cross section of traditional chiefs and other participants at the Stakeholders’ Meeting in Ijede


  1. Call for the installation of Street lights on Ibeshe road in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA.


  1. Call for the rehabilitation of Itamaga – Ijede Road


  1. Call for the construction of Ibeshe Town hall.


  1. Call for the construction of Oke-Ota road at Ibeshe in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA.


  1. Erection of fence at the only Jakande school in Ibeshe to ensure the security of the wards/students.


  1. Call for provision of Sports facilities in Ijede.


  1. Call on government to allow people have access to low cost Housing scheme.


  1. Call for the Lagos State House of Assembly ‘s urgent intervention in IKEDC issue.


  1. Call on the lawmakers to ensure that adequate attention is given to the Stadium/Youth Centre in Igbogbo before it deteriorate further among others.





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