Ikorodu is now 12 boreholes richer by the courtesy of the lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency II in Lagos State House of Assembly, Saka Solaja.
The boreholes inaugurated on Wednesday were sunk in strategic areas in Ikorodu to cushion the effects of water scarcity in the area.
Among the benefiting communities are Igbogbo, Imota, Ibeshe, Igbopa, Ijede and Ilado – all in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Speaking during the event, former Senator, Lagos-East Senatorial District, Adeseye Ogunlewe, commended the the lawmaker for reaching out in providing the basic needs of communities at the grassroots.
He said: “I am elated at the level of the projects you are inaugurating today which speak volumes about your personality. I advise residents to make good use of them so that they can get more.”
Also speaking during the inauguration of the boreholes, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Kaoli Olusanya, urged ommunity Development Committees (CDC) to take full ownership of the projects for proper maintenance so that projects would last long.
“I appreciate the lawmaker for bringing dividends of democracy to his people at the grassroots and I wish him more prospects in his leadership stride,” said the party chieftain.
The Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Olusesan Daini, also expressed optimism that more developmental projects would be inaugurated in the constituency.
‘’This is a laudable achievement and I am confident that more of these will come in due time,’’ he said.
The Lisa of Ibeshe, Chief Jamiu Adesina, said, ‘’For a lawmaker to sink multiple boreholes in various communities, is very rare. We need to appreciate him so that he can do more.’’
Solaja, in his response, said that he had facilitated several bills that would bring more developmental projects to his constituency.
According to him, the second phase of Ijede Road will be completed and all major link roads in the constituency would also be constructed, rehabilitated and completed as embedded in 2022 budget.
Solaja, Chairman, House Committee on Public Account, said that some major roads like Igbogbo/Baiyeku would also be rehabilitated to alleviate the sufferings of residents and road users.
‘’The road linking Ijede-Igbodu to Imota will be completed because of the rice mill in the area. I want to assure the people of my constituency that this year, I am going to touch all sectors, roads, hospitals, schools, women affairs, education and many more.
‘’This year, one of my biggest projects is poverty alleviation and very soon we will commence distribution of Joint Admission and Matriculation (JAMB) forms to students in my constituency,” he said.(NAN)