•The Story Of The Speaker’s 20 Years At The House Of Reps
The outcome of the just concluded Presidential/NASS elections has gone a long way re-affirming the popularity of Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila in Surulere Federal Constituency I, Lagos State. Being the Speaker of House of Representative, Gbaja as he is fondly called is the number one choice of the people. He did not win the hearts of the people by sheer luck but his good work has been speaking for him. Gbaja was able to secure his seat in the green chambers for the 6th term with ease. He has been winning and representing his constituency since 2003. He remains the longest serving federal lawmaker from Lagos State who will be spending 24 uninterrupted years in the house.
His victory was greeted by lots of jubilations by the people of Surulere. This means a lot to them as they are assured of continuous developmental projects coming to them. Gbaja’s representation has been a blessing to them. His long years of representation in the green chamber has brought numerous projects into the area. No wonder, the people of Surulere have voted for him for the past 20 years. He has built trust with the people and is consistent in delivering the dividends of democracy to them.
You need to walk down the nooks and crannies of Surulere to further appreciate the impressive work of Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila. Below are some of the many projects the people of Surulere Federal Constituency I now enjoy courtesy of the brilliant law maker, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila.
Gbaja has his fingerprints everywhere in Surulere as he has facilitated several projects in his domain, thereby offering a comfortable lease of life to his people. Very mindful of his social contract with his constituents, he has been enhancing the standard of living in the area with the limited resources in the system. He believes that there must be something for everyone which he always ensures. From Ojuelegba enroute Yaba and the core of Surulere, Babs Animashaun roads, the footprints of Gbaja must be seen, not for show-off, but to impact human capital.
Among the notable things people of Surulere enjoy as facilitated by Gbaja is an uninterrupted power supply. The community benefited a lot from the uninterrupted power supply which was facilitated by the speaker. This has boosted the economic activities in the area. Surulere has become the most sought-after area for business outfits because they know they no longer have to spend on providing alternative supply which would have been an extra expense.
Gbaja has given out educational materials such as Laptops and ICT gadgets to all the 23 Secondary Schools in Surulere Federal Constituency I. Gbaja has empowered so many people. His intervention programmes usually span all through the calendar months greatly touching key areas like education, trade, health, among others.
In the area of security, Gbaja was instrumental in the ongoing construction of Bode Thomas police station. He has donated security patrol vehicles and gadgets to a number of stations such as Bode Thomas police station, Iponri police station, Area C Police station and Abalti Barrack. He ensured that every street and road in his constituency is well lit. This goes a long way in wading off miscreants who could threaten the security of the community.
He consistently engages the people of his constituency from time to time to ensure all is well and their needs are well articulated as the representative. Surulere people have resolved to continue voting for Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila any time, any day he comes by seeking their votes.
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