Nigeria, with its
In the state government we have the state house of assembly and most importantly the local government structure, in Lagos the sector is tagged as “LCDA”, This sector
The ruling parties put a lot of interest on its grass root politics and always ensure that its people are carried along and involved in decision making that
Honorable Ramotalai Akinola Hassan stands today as the current Chairman and in fact the first Female chairperson of the Oriade local government area of satellite town in Lagos. Our
A lot has been said about you Ma, in the area of growth and development of your“LCDA”
Well am Honourable Ramotalia Akinola Hassan with a humble beging, born and grew up in Ibeshe, which is one of the numerous areas in this same Oriade local council, I was giving birth to by Late Chief Yinusa Adisa Akinola, from a large family of fourteen sisters and I been the first and by Gods special grace we are all graduates, am happily Marriec with children, am a straight forward person,honest and have a total fear of God.
How long have you been into Politics?
I would say, have been involved with politics for quite some time now, specificly grass root politics, even way back when my late father, Chief Adia Akinola was a councilor then under Amuwo dofine local government, even before the creation of Oreiade council, have always been involved with grass root politics and it wont be out of place to say that my late dad, played a major role in my decisison making of going into politics, my father hard always hard the needs and wants of the people in heart, and that stand as one major factor of me wanting to keep in his legacy going, I would also want to thank the great Asiwaju Ahmed Tinibu, who if not for him, I would not be were I am today, I remain greatful and also my father Aregbeshola, whom I remain great ful to as well.
This would be your second year in office as the chairman of the Oriade LCDA, what are some of the projects that you have put into effect and helped in improving the life of the people.
Honestly, my involvement with rural development did not start now because am the current chairman, it started way back even when I was a member of the state house of
In regards to projects have supervised they would include the following: 1, We done the construction of the Esie tedo street opposite CBN estate in satellite town, with the use of inter locks, 2 the construction of modern jetty at Immore a riverine community, 3,the reconstruction of falling fence at ZI Primary school at Mazamaza, 4, we handled and completed the abandoned ICT/Library center at satellite town, also equipment of satellite PHC for effective primary health care service, 5, also the ensured that the palace of Alamuso of Amuwo Kuje and Ofori of Ibeshe where renovated, showing our respect for tradition and elders.
Then on present project been handled include the construction of Omila road at Onireke with interlocking paving stones, we are also constructing three phase link bridge at Islande to link both Iyagbe and Ikaare community, that not all, we are working on the completion of Immore PHC so as to enhance health services and we are constantly providing welfare at any point in that the needs arises, for instant, we are supplying relieved materials to victims of boat mishap at Ilashe riverine axis and we are doing so many other projects as well.
Considering the last previous administration before your coming into office what are the major projects that you are looking at carrying out that would stand for you as a milestone, even though all the projects been done matter.
Am glad you should ask this question, I started working myself as a local district staff and I started then from level (4) four, so I understand the basic needs of the staffs at the council, I run an open door policy which everyone can give account of, the same apply to the people living within my LCDA, at any time am called on phone, I always answer, if am not too busy, I see a missed call, I will always call back, so I say that to say this, my desire is to build a modern state of the art administrative building, that would be able to meet to the needs and wants of the workers at the council, so as to ensure that they are able to meet up and give their best at all times, it’s just the provision of adequate land space, though we are on it and it will be possible by Gods grace.
I have to be honest with you; firstly, I do know that satellite is meant to be a residential area, but for one to wake up one day and find oneself in this situation we are in, well, to start with the issue of the road, we already have told the unions of the truck drivers to get the roads done and if you check now that has been taking care of, most of the roads, affected have been redone or patched.
On the other points raised we are looking into each one and in the surest time, we will get them all resolved. With that said, we would also want to add, that the residence them self also need to be environmentally friendly, for instance, there was a case of a resident who
Your word of advice to the young ones, youths as a whole, towards the
It’s quite simple, don’t allow yourself to be used or be influence wrongly, either physically or mentally, think straight, only consider the impact and influence that the ruling party”APC” has done to improve the life of the people, don’t allow yourself to be used as a thug, stay away from drugs, it won’t help you, it would only destroy you.