BARIGA COUNCIL UPDATE BARIGA COUNCIL HOLDS STAKEHOLDERS' AND TOWN HALL MEETING ON 2020 BUDGET Alabi Rendered account of his stewardship He tagged it tagged a budget of reality Enumerates his scorecards And speaks about his long term plan for Bariga The Executive Chairman of Bariga Local Council, Hon Alabi Kolade David has reiterated the council’s commitment to engage the people in participatory government in which citizens will have their say and way. He also said the administration would promote growth and development of the council in accordance with the democratic principles of due consultation, full disclosure, transparency, inclusive participation, responsive leadership, rule of law and due process. The council boss spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting on the council’s 2020 Budget tagged *Budget of Reality , held at the council’s secretariat Bawala, Bariga. "It is, therefore, in this light that this forum has been organised to demonstrate our commitment to fulfilling that pledge, by getting your inputs and do needs assessment " he said. Stressing the need for the council to carry out more developmental projects that will impact positively on people’s lives, Hon Alabi added that it was as a result of that need that the council had repositioned his government to enable them to deliver on their assignment. . "Today , we stand on the threshold to build a new Bariga , the Bariga of our pride , the Bariga we all would be proud of , hence our policy thrust is repositioning , rebranding and transforming Bariga" Furthermore , he said we are determined to build the Bariga of our dream, the one that will be devoid of cultism and cultist, area boys, garbage littering, stinking drains and dirts. Continuing, he said " it is important that we invite critical stakeholders, particularly landlord association, because we are operating a bottom top approach and all inclusive governance, in term of infrastructure, education, security, healthcare, environment and social services. Government is not all about building roads and bridges, its also about providing social services, so we need to hear from you to make the budget a reality" Alabi also used the opportunity to inform the audience of all the projects that has been embarked by the administration and long term giant strides the administration has taken . On road and infrastructures, he mentioned that the administration is on its 19th roads and majority has been delivered, and palliative work has been carried out on many roads by BROMA in Famous, Bawala, Oguntona , Ajidagan, Fetuga, and other areas. Palliative has also started at Obanikoro road from Falemi to Ebinpejo and Alabi street behind Adaranijo market. Sixty (60) precast culverts were done across all wards , three blocks of classrooms and 22 blocks of toilet were constructed in Gbagada girls junior high school, same is been done at Baptist Junior high school, where a block of classrooms is been constructed. In the early life of this administration, four roads were constructed, Danmole, Eyiowuawi, Ogunmefun, and Akanbi, the old council secretariat was also renovated, marriage registry and hall was also remodelled, and a staff canteen was opened for the staff benefit. He also mentioned that work is also completed in Adetoke street,, and Community street, while Ewenla, Emmanuel street , Omobokun street, Jolaosho street were on the verge of completion. Also completed are Ademolu street, Adeyinka Oshijo street, and Famosa lane, while work is ongoing at Falade, Morohunfolu, Thomas drive, Egberongbe, Olusegun lane, and Soji Oshodi collector. The council boss also added that a new ambulance has been procured for the health department, the old one has been refurbished, revenue bus has been procured for effective delivery of the revenue team as well as Environment bus for the environmental team. Two staff buses has been procured for ease of staff movement, and four school free ride buses for students. Ten boreholes were also constructed across all wards. The old CMS PHC has been rebuilt to a standard one , with a pharmacy, laboratory , accident and emergency and doctor's quarters. The council boss said some palliative work will be done in some areas before Christmas. On the plan for next year, he said his administration will improve on security by introducing community policing and procuring 8 buses, and each will serve a ward, and member of LNSC, Vigilantes, civil defence and DSS will be working with the police round the clock to achieve a maximum security , he also said work will commence on Alfa Sanni street, Akinwale street, Ajidagan, Wemimo, Olanrewaju street, Sanyaolu street , and also construct the bridge to link Olorunesan and Olorunfunmi street. "While not resting on our oars to transform Bariga, the council in collaboration with State, 11 roads are been constructed, the roads are Ajiun street, Awofodu street, Ososa Avenue, Odo-Oba street, Ososa cresent, Bolowosere street, Ayoka street, Ifelodun street, Onajimi street, Kayode Adebiyi, and Pemu Otunubi street," Concluded Alabi. The long term future of Bariga were also addressed by the chairman, he said investors are willing to partner with Bariga LCDA on the regeneration plan. The stakeholders present at the meeting were the Vice chairman, Hon Adeola Hon Adeola Zainot Kuponiyi, Hon Wole Diya Oyewole (former member house of representative Somolu federal constituency), Hon Bukola Adedeji (SLG), Hon Olisa representing Senator Adefuye, Mr Layo Benson representing Hon Ademorin Kuye, the house of representative member Somolu federal constituency , Hon Tope Okanlawon ( leader of the house ) and other legislators, supervisors and SAs, Reverend Timothy Iyo Oyasodun ( LGA chairman ) Otunba Dengel Anifowoshe , Hon Wale Mogaji, Elder Olowolagba, Elder Onanuga , Alhaja Mustafa, Elder Oriade, Hon John Osijo, Alhaja Raji ( Bariga APC women leader), Comrade Sakiru Olusegun Kolawole ( artisan chairman) , Alhaja Osiefa( CDC chairperson) Council manager, Mr Olufemi Ogundeko, Council treasurer, Hon Samuel Apata, Head Budget unit, Mrs A.A Adeshina, and other Head of Departments, traditional chiefs, religious leaders, youths, women, and the general public. Tunde Akere Chief Press Secretary Bariga Local Council December 19th, 2019

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