May 21, 2024

Council boss inaugurates classroom blocks, tasks communities on project ownership

Council boss inaugurates classroom blocks, tasks communities on project ownership

Abimbola Adeleye

Builder Olusesan Daini, Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), on Friday, inaugurated five classroom blocks at Oreta Community Primary School and a perimeter fence at Lajo Community School.

CitizenDiary reports that the classrooms, completed within six weeks, were delivered with furniture, whiteboards, and other learning facilities.

It was also reported that the council chairman also presented books and other educational materials to the school to support learning.

Speaking at the inauguration of the classrooms, Daini said the infrastructure was in line with the mandate of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) to impact lives.

He added that the delivery of the projects was in fulfilment of his electoral promise to continue to improve education infrastructure in the council area.

The chairman urged the benefitting communities to take ownership of the projects and others around them, by maintaining and protecting them.

According to him, proper maintenance will ensure that the projects last long enough to serve their purpose.

“I appreciate the people of this community (Oreta) for giving me the opportunity to serve them.

“All this we are doing is in fulfilment of the promise we made to them when we were looking for this mandate.

“They requested a good primary school and a primary health centre, and today we have made one of the two a reality.

“Very soon, I will build a befitting primary healthcare centre with drugs as promised.

“However, maintaining government infrastructure is the responsibility of the community, you should take full ownership,” he said.

The subsidy removal is one of the reasons we have been able to do this project.

“I urge all to be patient for government renew hope agenda to enjoy more of the dividend of democracy,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Afolabi Amusa, Education Secretary of Ikorodu Local Government, commended the chairman for his efforts at boosting education in the area.

Also speaking, a community leader, Bashorun Olorunfunmi, thanked the chairman for the project and urged residents to own it.

He, however, urged people of the LCDA to always channel their needs and complaints to the office of the chairman for action instead of going to social media.

“I appreciate the chairman for his infrastructural development plan. I urge our people to go to him for complaints and their needs instead of using social media,” he said.

Also speaking, Oba Abdul-Semiu Orimadegun, the Adeboruwa of the Igbogbo kingdom, commended the chairman for creating an enabling environment for education in the community.

Mrs Oladele Buraimoh, Head Teacher, Oreta Primary School in Igbogbo-Baiyeku, commended the council for the project, appreciating his consistent support for the school.

Buraimoh called on parents and other stakeholders in the area to complement the government’s efforts in improving the education sector.

Present at the event were community leaders, party leaders, administrative leaders at the council and members of the legislative arm of the LCDA.

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