Bariga Team Led By 'Alabi' Lunched Working Visit To Concern Area (Details)



Activities yesterday, 1st of Feb, 2019 took a different but proactive turn as the Bariga LCDA Chairman, Hon. Kolade Alabi; Chief Whip LAHA and APC  Somolu II aspirant, Hon. Rotimo Abiru;  Somolu Federal House of Representatives Candidate, Hon. Ademorin Kuye, in company of Hon Adeola Kuponiyi ( Vice chairman ) , Hon John Oshijo ( former sole administrator ) , Hon Bukola Adedeji( SLG),  Alhaji Kazeem, Prince Babatunde Adesida,  Hon Hakeem Oriola, Alhaji Aloso, Chief Laamu, Chief Olowolagba ,  supervisors/ SAs , councillors ,  and other party members ,  embarked on working  Visit, devoid of any traces of political campaign, to all areas in Bariga that recently got affected with flooding. Essential, this walking visit, that lasted for several hours was aimed at checking the extent of flood related damages in these areas, with a view to finding a timely palliatives for the affected households as well as devising lasting solutions to flooding incidents in Bariga.

The tour started right from Ward E with a visit to Bakassi Area, Charles Bassey Street and other flood prone remote areas of the Ward. _Mrs Ogunkoya_ a resident of the area thank Chairman Alabi and Hon Abiru for their dilligence, public spirit and concern for their welfare. She later pleaded with the visiting entourage to assist in facilitating better electricity supply to the area in addition to addressing the flood menace that has bedeviled the area.

Next was a visit to Soji Oshodi area of Ward E where the entourage meet with _Mr Sofola_, a notable member among the residents of the area. In his remark, he pointed that the Hon. Abiru borehole water situated on the street needs treatment so as to enable the community have access to continuous safe water supply. Mr Sofola who claimed in his remark that he is not oblivion of the laudable developmental effort of the chairman in other areas within the LCDA, decried the perceived negligence of the Soji Oshodi area. Hon. Kolade Alabi in his comment disabused the allegation of a neglect of the area. He further noted that the Soji Oshodi's  collector  is imminent for construction, starting from next week.

Mrs Adekoya (Iya Kainji) and Mr Stephen Ogunbanjo_ (Chairman Okeme, Soji Oshodi, Mutairu CDA) received the entourage with a note of thanksgiving for the constant efforts of the government at prevent environmental epidemics in Bariga. They promise to educate the people of the area to desist from every acts that might constitute a further worsening of flooding in the area. In Chairman's request, Hon Alabi pleaded with the residents to clear every dumped items on the road as a preparation for an imminent construction activities on the road. Similarly, Omoalade-Alaafia Drainage is due to also receive attention.

The entourage then moved to ward A , visiting Olorunfunmi, Ojelade , Ebun Olohun , Kusa  and Onajimi streets , and was immediately followed by ward B , where Onasanya , Buraimoh Ali canal , and Olufowobi was inspected, and feedback was taken from the residents.

Recalled that the canals in Farayibi that linked Olowu, Olusoji, Rasheed  Akotun was completely filled with heaps of refuse and has contributed to the flooding quagmire that almost sacked the residents of that area, and the chairman immediately instructed the environmental team to desilt and evacuate the canal.

On seeing the level of job done by the team, the council chairman approved immediate construction of the abandoned Soji Oshodi collector linking Johnson canal, and also instructed that excavator be deployed to other  affected areas like Ariyo,  Ago Egun as its been done in Farayibi, Olowu, Olusoji, and Rasheed Akotun.

The ward tour visitation will continue next week,  as all the wards will be touched by the entourage .

 Tunde Akere
For Kolade Alabi media team

 Olaoluwa Adaramodu
For Wiseken Media team

Photo credit
Olaitan Adebayo

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