Ifoshi road, Ejigbo to be fully reconstructed by the Local Council

Better days are ahead for residents, commuters and users of Ifoshi Road, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, as the government has promised to fully reconstruct the road.

AS COUNCIL CHAIRMAN PROMISES GOOD GOVERNANCE

Better days are ahead for residents, commuters and users of Ifoshi Road, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, as the government has promised to fully reconstruct the road.

Ifoshi Road, which is the link road between Iyana-Ejigbo Busstop and Ile-Iwe Ejigbo Busstop, is known for the large potholes and heavy flood whenever it rains. It is a State Road, which the Local Council has partially rehabilitated from time to time. However, the Executive Chairman, Alhaji Monsurudeen Oloyede Bello (OBE), has promised to go ahead with the full reconstruction soon, so as to ease the movement of people.

OBE revealed this yesterday Wednesday 8th December, 2021, at the Year 2021 Budget Consultative Forum, held at the Car Park of the Council Secretariat. The forum which had in attendance stakeholders from the community, was aimed at discussing the needs, desires and yearnings off the people as inputs into the Year 2022 budget, as well as getting feedback on government programmes and projects.

The Executive Chairman added that the Council Secretariat would also be reconstructed into a Modern Secretariat. Recall that he had renovated some parts of it during his first administration by constructing a new building for Finance Staffs and Legislators, reconstructing the car park and reception and giving the entire Council a facelift. All of which have resulted in more patronage from members of the community.

Now the reconstruction will be completed. The aim is to have a modern Secretariat.

OBE has said that the reconstruction of Ifoshi Road and the Council Secretariat are two capital projects, hence the prayer and support of the people is needed. “Your support through the prompt payment of rates and levies would go a long way in achieving these as we would rely heavily on Revenue generated”.

While responding to requests and comments of the stakeholders, the Council Chairman assured them of good governance. “Be assured that this budget would have a great impact on the residents and community at large. We will not relent, we will not look back. We will put in everything possible till my last day in office”.

In response to a complaint about some problems being faced by residents of Jakande Estate, the Council Manager, Princess Iyabode Ogunyemi, explained that the reason the Council’s impact is a bit slow in the Estate, is because the LBIC won’t give them the free hand to work.

She added that flooding is a problem that can only be solved by the Ministry of Environment, and the Council has been writing to them to seek help. She therefore asked the Community Development Committee (CDC) to compile a list of problematic areas (with pictorial evidences), write to the Local Council, then the Council would attach a covering note and send to the Ministry. Hopefully, this would yield a faster result.

The Council has also requested for letters regarding roads that need only Grading, with a promise to fix all (in conjunction with the respective CDA), within the next five months.

The painting of the newly built 13 + 1 block of classrooms for primary school pupils at Oke-Afa, Ilamoshe Ward, has been deliberately delayed so as to put all in place to ensure safety of the pupils. “We are working on the drainage components behind the building which were not part of the contractor’s initial scope. We also want to erect a perimeter fence around it. Once this is done we would paint the building and it would be ready for use”.

On his part, the Vice Chairman, Hon. Ayodele Ayodeji, has appealed  to the stakeholders to go back home and encourage the people to pay their rates and levies, so that the projects would be carried out in due time.

In an interaction with the Leader of the House, Hon. Olanrewaju Akinbowale, he assured that after the approval of the Year 2022 Budget, the Legislative Team would do a quarterly review of the budget, effectively monitor the projects, perform oversight functions to confirm if the tax payers’ money are being judiciously used and ensure that all are being done in the best interest of the people.

On his part, the Community Development Committee (CDC) Chairman, Prince Jelili Atiku, said the people are expecting basic development in infrastructure, personal well-being, healthcare, education and other aspects of life.

The Budget Consultative Forum is an annual event of the Local Council, wherein the government gets inputs of the citizens in preparation of the budget for the coming fiscal year, so as to ensure inclusiveness, transparency and accelerative development of all parts of the Local Council.

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