A chieftain of the Governance Advisory Council, the highest decision – making body in Lagos State, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun has charged young men and women in positions of authority to focus more on building landmark projects.
The former Secretary to the State Government and former Commissioner for Education, said that their focus should not be about accumulation of wealth through public offices but what they can impact and leave behind as their own achievements.
Asiwaju Basorun gave the charge while speaking at the launch of “Ijede Tunrayo Ayo Nitemi” food support program, an initiative of Hon. Motunrayo Gbadebo – Alogba, the Chairman, Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and the account of stewardship of her first 100 days in Office.
The elder statesman, while stating that he attended the ceremony because of the importance of Ijede within the Ikorodu Constituency II political arrangement, recalled how the political arrangement began in 1980.
“We actually have another engagement but myself and Prince Abiodun Ogunlewe have resolved that we must be here today because of the importance of Ijede and to honour the Council Chairman whose mother was with us before.
“The arrangement for the Ikorodu Constituency II started from Ijede and we made Alhaji Sakibu Olorunnishola Amusa the Chairman.
“This was in 1980 and the headquarters was in Ewu – Elepe.
“I cannot forget Alhaji Amusa for what he did back then. He built a library/reading rooms each in Ijede, Imota and Igbogbo, which we still have up till today”, the octogenarian recalled.
“The land that we acquired at Ewu – Elepe was used in building the secretariat and today, the land is now accommodating a school in which the government has built big structures.
“It was there for many years. He never took any part of the land for his own use but retained it for public use”, Asiwaju Basorun added.
“Young men that are in public offices today should also consider focusing on building landmark projects”, he advised.
“These are the reasons Prince Ogunleye and l are here today”.