Okedeyi Adesina, Gabriel Isiwele & Bisola Ogunleye (Ikorodu Division Office of the Ministry of Information)
-Reels out achievements to celebrate 100 days in Office
It was a dawn of a new era for the people of Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) when 500 youths who had been hitherto bound by the clutches of cultism got freedom.
This was recently made possible by the Executive Chairman of the Council, Hon. Salisu Jimoh Fatiu, at the event marking his first hundred days in office.
On hand to receive the repentant cultists, who publicly renounced their membership of different cult groups, were the Lagos State acting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohinmi, member, Federal House of Representative, Hon. Babajimi Benson, member,Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Ikorodu Constituency II, Hon. Nurudeen Solaja and other prominent sons and daughters of Ikorodu division.
Hon. Fatiu, in his address at the event where he also rendered his account of stewardship to the residents of the council, urged the youths to ensure that their clean break with their past nefarious lifestyle is permanent, adding that a robust rehabilitation programme would be put in place to integrate them into the productive sector of the society.
While reeling out his achievements which contributed to the emergence of Ijede LCDA as one of the Best LCDAs in the state, Hon. Fatiu stated that on assumption of office, he embarked on a ‘Thank you tour’ to appreciate the electorate, held regular meetings with security agencies which have yielded peace and tranquility in the council, sank a borehole to provide water, constructed 250meters drainage along WEMA Bank road, laid the foundation of the new office block and hired some trucks to complement the Cleaner Lagos Initiative in carting away refuse to designated points.
According to the council Boss, other things he would do before the end of 2017 include putting measures in place to make Ijede LCDA 60% financially self reliant , grading of the inner roads, organizing a Football competition for the youths and collaborating with Eye Foundation Service to organize free eye test during which eye glasses would be distributed.