The newly elected Lagos state local government area chairmen have been sworn in
– The chairmen were sworn in at the Lagos state secretariat
– Also sworn in were the chairmen for the 37 Local Council Development Areas
The newly elected Lagos state local government area chairmen are currently being sworn in at the Lagos Secretariat in Alausa.
Also being sworn in are the 37 chairmen of the Local Council Development Areas.
Some of the people present at the event holding on Tuesday, July 25, include: the Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, the council of Obas and some members of the Lagos state House of Assembly.
During the election, a number of voters in Lagos defied the rain to cast their votes despite flooding in some areas in the state.
The Lagos state governor who spoke after casting his vote said he was glad that the elections were peace and calm.
A consummate politician, distinguished civil engineer with proven track records in the private sector and also a seasoned technocrat of no mean stature.
Honourable Mojeed Alabi Balogun attended Local Authority Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos State to earn a First School Leaving Certificate before he proceeded to Anwar-ul-Islam College, Agege, Lagos for his secondary education and subsequently attended Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo. Honourable Balogun went to Rivers State University of Science & technology, Port-Harcourt. Where he obtained B.Tech in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering and a masters degree in Chemical Engineering in 2007 from the prestigious University of Lagos.
Honourable Balogun cut his political teeth through his active participation and outstanding contributions as a cerebral youth leader during his undergraduate days at his Ikeja base.
Following the enthronement of civil rule in Nigeria, his democratic credentials and passion for community service made Mojeed Balgun to get involved in Ikeja Community Development activities where he was privileged to serve the people of Ikeja in many capacities including Treasurer – Ikeja Indigenes Progressive Forum (INPROF).
While making foray into active partisan politics, Mojeed joined the Alliance for Democracy (AD) which later metamorphosed into Action Congress (AC) and later Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now the All Progressive Congress (APC) as one of the founding member of the party. He rose from being the Youth Leader in the old Ikeja Local Government into becoming the Independent Campaign Group Chairman, Ikeja Local Government, 2015 general elections. Mojeed Balogun also served as the Secretary, Revenue Monitoring Committee-Ikeja Local Govt. between 2003 and 2004.
Given his robust pro-democracy background and immense political exposure, Honourable Mojeed Alabi Balogun became the immediate past Vice Chairman of Ikeja Local Government Area. He also served as the LOC Chairman, Ikeja LGA, during the general election in 2007. In 2015 he also served as the chairman of Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organization (AAMCO).
Honourable Mojeed Balogun is happily married and blessed with children.
Honourable Mojeed Balogun is the TRUE FACE of Ikeja Local Government.
HE IS TESTED AND TRUSTED
“Given its enviable pedigree as the main seat of power in the entire state of Lagos as well as a dynamic haven for various commercial and administrative activities, Ikeja Local Government deserves a more effective, responsive, reliable and transparent leadership.
Having carefully observed the pervading gap between people-driven and developmental governance at the grassroots in Nigeria, and bearing on my passion to serve and envolve as an articulate voice to the yearnings and aspirations of our people, I have chosen to humbly and earnestly offer myself for more effective grassroot governance in Ikeja Local Government for all Ikeja people.”