Marking his second annual budget stakeholders meeting in his second tenure, Executive Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Bldr Olusesan Daini hosted his community dwellers on the 7th of November 2022.
With HRMs, Adeboruwa and Olubeshe in council, CDA/CDC excos, Artisans, Market association, CAN Igbogbo Baiyeku, Muslim Society, Isokan Ladies and transport union present at the council’s secretariat hall, the stakeholder’s forum disclose the allegiance of Bldr Daini’s oversight to propel communities through formal budget processing.
From Road construction, Health Care Centres, Security Enhancement, Improving Education standards and more, the meeting touched on all corners, giving stakeholders room to pinpoint pending axis that requires government attention.
In his welcome address, Mr Arowosegbe J.O, Head of Budget, stated that the essence of the meeting is to deliberate on the Year 2023 Budget.
According to him, the budget preparation cannot be done in isolation without collecting the community inputs.
Noting that budget is sharing & all-inclusive, Arowosegbe elucidated that neighbourhood inputs are very germane in budget practice.
In conclusion he asserted that the LCDA encompass people at the grassroot, deeming it fit to invite stakeholders, so they can be basis of the process, adding that the current year’s budget has performed up to 70% based on evaluation”.
Stakeholders, however, at the meeting (in summary) called for the council to pay more attention to internal road constructions, narrowing on Abule Osorun road, Mojoda road and Abuja road, persuading the council boss to amplify his strategy to security.
On his part, underscoring roads that the council has picked for soft road construction and drainages, the council boss described his teamwork with the public works to execute detailed undertakings.
More on the road, Daini explained that minor road palliative work will be done while presenting a crucial portions to the Lagos State government.
“The significance of the road to our economic value, especially those closer to the coastal part of the region cannot be overemphasized”.
Daini subsequently strode to the safety sector, asserting, “In the area of security, we as a people do not follow the slogan, ‘if you see something say something. I said so because most of the security challenges we face in some communities are not reported”.
On security enhancement, He affirmed that in Elepe community, 6 plots of land have been allocated to the council for construction of a police station, saying that his council alongside Senator Tokunbo Abiru and the LASG is working towards actualising the project which will also include structuring of a Mini barracks within the edifice.
Declaring that more JTF will be dispatched to areas with tension, he implored the NYCN Igbogbo branch to come up with strategic measures for the council to engage youths causing restlessness in some communities.
To further stimulate business in the community on transactions, Bldr Daini announced to stakeholders that a bank is coming to establish itself in Igbogbo Baiyeku soon.
The council boss summarised some of the projects to be embarked upon by the council across wards, which include; Primary Health Care refurbishment, soft palliative road constructions, drainages, water supply, and school modification i.e distributing tables and chairs to the 12 public schools across the LCDA.
Assuring that no community will be left behind in the implementation of projects, Daini asserted that the 2023 budget will broaden the scope of the council which is the main reason the consultative stakeholder’s forum is organised.
Advising residents to continuously assist revenue officers in paying their taxes, He credited dwellers for the progressive boost in revenue collection by the council.
In conclusion, the council boss applauded councillor Akeem Solawon for writing the ministry of local government, which elicited the state’s approval for the construction of a health centre in Agunfoye community.
Others in attendance include; Former council chairman, Gbenga Onasanya, Hon. Okedina-Maja Nuraini, Special persons (physically challenged), Hon. MKO Arowolo, Princess Basirat Adetutu Banjoko and others.