The Executive Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has received accolades from the leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government and Ojokoro LCDA for doling out the sum of five million naira (N5, 000, 000) to residents in the council development area.
Fifty (50) people cutting across all structures in the LCDA were all identified and benefited from the empowerment.
The party leadership in their response and reactions noted that this kind of empowerment where an individual will get a whooping sum of a hundred thousand naira each has never happened in the history of the LCDA.
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The Apex Leader of the party in the local government Alhaji Saibu Adelaja popularly known as Baba Ile-Ogbo described the council boss as an achiever and a kind-hearted man who see the importance of support most especially during the COVID19 pandemic as it has affected several business and entrepreneurs in the council area.
The erstwhile two-term council boss, Hon. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo (BAO) also spoke in affirmative to the Apex Leader’s statement and noting that such amount of money is quite enough to start a business if the beneficiaries are diligent with their trade”, BAO said.
“In the past, I have empowered people with amounts not up to this and some of them were able to turn the money over and today they have expanded that business more than 400%”, Olabinjo said.
In another development, the former Lagos State House of Assembly member; Representing the good people of Ifako-Ijaiye 02, Hon. Ipoola Omisore was also elated with the move of Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani as this will improve the standard of living of the people in the LCDA.
“He has done well and I am impressed. Many people have been empowered but they usually waste the money but this time; I want them to use the money well”, Hon. Omisore said.
“It is better to be a giver than to receive, this will increase the number of givers if these resources are properly managed”, Omisore concluded.
The Party Chairman, Price Adewale Bello in his address said HID is making the party proud and as the party chairman, the party will continue to present quality and viable members of the party for leadership positions.
Dr. Waleeh Adeleke Ipaye who is the immediate past council boss and former Sole Administrator of the LCDA and a member of the Governing Council of the prestigious Micheal Otedola Colledge of Primary Education also made known that the leaders and constituents are enjoying the present administration of Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani (HID).
“We are enjoying you, your government and your administration in Ojokoro LCDA. It is the prayer of all of us that God Almighty will continue to strengthen you to wax stronger and stronger”, Dr Ipaye said.
All beneficiaries were full of praises and commended the council boss for the huge empowerment given to them by the council chairman.