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Published On: Wed, Jul 29th, 2015

A new lease of life for Orile-Agege

 

LUKMAN OLOGUNRO
Since assuming office on January 5, following his swearing in alongside other 66 Executive Secretaries for Local Governments, administration has been taken to a higher level at Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area under the headship of Mr. Akeem Oladapo Adeyinka.
Adeyinka had hardly settled into office when a devastating rain storm wreck havoc on the residents of Orile-Agege but the despondent residents soon have smiles back on their faces as the State Government swift into action by the effective distribution of relief materials to the victims of the rainstorm which affected over 100 buildings in the area.
The effect of the rainstorm was so devastated that the then state governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola made an emergency visit to the area but that was not the story as Adeyinka, led the Orile-Agege team to ensure an effective distribution of relief materials working in conjunction with Lagos State Environment Management Agency (LASEMA) who were expeditious in their response to the disaster.

 
The incident had happened at a time when the state was gearing up for the rainy season and it was imperative that government come to the aid of the affected residents, who got different range of building materials which led to the prompt repairs and reconstructions of their property.
Adeyinka, who has continuously wins the heart of the people of his jurisdiction, has in the short days in office been making life-touching impact in Orile-Agege LCDA.
Working as an advocate of clean environment, he has lead in the forefront of making sure that the people inculcate the habit of keeping a clean environment and this he has been demonstrating with the crusade of encouraging people of Orile-Agege to participate fully in the monthly last Saturday sanitation exercise.
From house to house; street-to-street, he moves out with a small team to galvanize the people of his area. He also led the council executives during the tree-planting campaign which was held recently in his dormain.
Trying to make administration more effective, he is presently constructing an Area Office in Oyewole Road will accommodate more staff and also bring the government closer to the people.

 
This aside, Adeyinka recently led a team of top personnel of the council, to grade some poor roads in order for smooth traffic. Some of the streets are Olabode, Igbayilola and Kolawole in the Papa Ashafa area of Orile-Agege.
Also, in the area of health, Orile-Agege was not left out in making its populace feel the impact of the Maternal Newborn and Child Healthcare Week held from June 15th-19th where large residents of the area benefited from the five-day exercise.

 
The programme was to provide high-impact and low-cost package of protective, preventive and protective services for the whole family. The Week’s objective to improve the healthcare seeking-behavior of the whole family especially mother and caregivers of children below five years were met due to the rigorous awareness campaign initiated by the Orili-Agege LCDA.
With the view of encouraging education among the residents of Orile-Agege, Adeyinka stepped aside for the running of the council’s affair in honour of Miss Boluwatife Tijani of Yewa Primary School, Orile-Agege.
The ten-year-old primary six pupil was an ambassador of the LCDA following her emergence as the champion in the spelling bee category for primary schools.

 

And after meeting Governor Fashola in his office earlier in the day, Adeyinka and top officials of the Council welcomed Tijani at the council office where she held a short meeting with the executives.
She was then bestowed with the honour of commissioning of some classroom blocks in her school before rounding off the day with visit to the Customary Court which is undergoing renovation.
As a way of encouragement, Adeyinka presented Miss Tijani a computer laptop, textbooks, dictionary and scrabble in order to develop her vocabulary.
Showing a good leadership quality, Tijani presented her schools four scrabble boards and dictionary.
She described her encounter with the council boss as unforgettable.
“I was excited by the opportunity given to me by the Executive Secretary because this will be a day I won’t ever forget. May God continue to guide and bless you,” she said as she appealed for more educational materials to be provided by the Adeyinka to her school which she said had prepare her fully for secondary education.

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