The Newly elected Chairman of Lagelu Local Government area, Oyo State, Honourable Gbadamosi Kazeem Adeyemi has assured the people of lagelu all-inclusive governance at the grassroot level.
Making this assertion yesterday, after the swearing-in ceremony at House of Chiefs, the Council boss was warmly received by Lagelu local government Staff at Iyana Offa.
In his address, he said ” let me quickly thank very good staff of Lagelu West LCDA who had served with me during my year(s) as caretaker chairman, the Head of Local Government Administration, to the Director of Admin and General Services, and even my secretary in those days of caretaker chairmanship, these people really stood with me through tick and thin, as I carry out development projects across Lagelu West through the days and the nights and under suns and rains, you have all forever been there with me. And your cooperation from Lagelu west has contributed greatly to my success today. Can’t thank this beautiful team enough. I will always be indebted to you all, for all that you have done for me. You stood by me, it was so tough and rough, yet you stood with me.”
He added that “Let me also quickly remind you that I’m a complete academician, both in western and Islamic studies, therefore it will be an unlucky mistake for anybody to think that local government administration in Lagelu will continue in the same way it has been for a while. In the new Lagelu, we have to start afresh, and if you intend to block our way, we will crush you. As I’m here to work and not to steal, we look forward to sincerest cooperation from all.”
On Education— Many are the dilapidated structures in Lagelu local government which constitute a big bogeyman to safe learning for our children in schools as well as the educators (the teachers). We will ensure to put more academic/schooling structures in place, and not only this, but to as well equips the educational facilities across the local government. We will ensure to double the investments in the education sector, and ensure that our teachers are well trained in a way that will bring back and resuscitate our lost glory and old grandeur in Lagelu.
On Health— As we can all attest, that not all the primary health centers in the local government are functioning to the taste, and in fact many of them are serious underperforming– But we are going to apply a radical approach to the health sector. We shall be bringing in, what is popularly described as health cottages (in the United States) across the local government, which will be taking care of minor health issues around the localities without having to overburden the central health care centers. We will ensure that our PHCs get back on track. To also achieve this, we have also come to the full realization that our ambulances are down, and i assure that we’re fully prepared to get our ambulances back on track, to attend to crucial emergency health crises in our local government.
“On Agriculture— though lagelu is purely agrarian but we majorly have neglected farming. We have plan on a robust agricultural development project in our dear local government. We shall be employing the State farm settlement approach to get and put many of our unemployed youth to job. We have planned to dedicate a fifty (50) hecters of land for kashew crops, and we will be employing our young guys with stipends and maximum shelter in this process of agricultural revolution. Again, we plan to help the youth to work and get paid, so i give you an insight of what to expect from this administration, hence there will be nothing like adhoc in this new administration where people only get money without doing any job, we will rather put our youth in farm settlements and engage them in other growth and development programs. You want to sit at home and be collecting money, you will have to go away and excuse us, If you want to work, come and we will put you to job.
“One of the brightest goal we plan to pursure in agricultural development, is what I’ve described during my campaigns as “garri lagelu”, which we anticipates to be sold across the major markets and modern malls in town.
“On Infrastructural Development— Lagelu is one of the local governmwnts that suffers from bad network of both inter and intra community roads. I will not start by mere abstract, i will ensure to put concrete drainages on our major roads, which I feel is paramount to having a smooth road networks anywhere that be in the world. When you have roads with drainages, you will not have any problem of flooding which has been a major factor to road damages.
“Also, the social security is one of our major priority in this new administration. We will invest more in the social security, to make Lagelu safe for all people to live and carry out the varying business and economic activities.
Begining with this new administration, in all of our dealings and transactions, we are going to create and empower ” the office of due process”, which shall help us to ensure that every government business in and outside the council are carried out in the confines of due process.
He now used the medium to appreciate his late mother, his wives, Chief Bayo Okeyode, Baba Kosidiwo, Baba Adegoke, Alhaja Wulemot Ibitoye, Hon. Kunle Yusuff (MON), Hon. Mudashiru Kamorudeen(Senator).
others are; Hon. Olajide Olatoye, Hon. Tokunbo Adeaga, Hon. Oyasodun, Hon. Monjeed, Mama Aduke, as well as Lagelu west, the North and the Central for their staunch support and loyalty.
He further assured everyone that, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lagelu is very sacrosant and of highest priority to him. All neighboring communities and local governments sharing boundaries with lagelu shall be closely monitored and engage, and any form of encroachment on lagelu territory will not be condone, and shall be treated with serious action, adding that he will engage on any issue of boundries that may arise now or in future times.