A lawmaker representing Alimosho constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, on Thursday called on the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to urgently clear heaps of refuse on Lagos roads to avert epidemic.
Yusuff made the call during the 4th edition of the Constituency Stakeholders Meeting organised by the state Assembly which held simultaneously in all the 40 state constituencies. The theme of the meeting is, ‘Towards a peaceful and credible election’.
“We in the Lagos State House of Assembly are not happy about the refuse. It is an eyesore. We call on the Governor to urgently do something, even if it means going back to the old PSP. You elected me, I say what you want and I will still say it on the floor of the House”, he told the teeming audience.
Also speaking, the Alajasa of Ajasa, Oba Sule Suberu and other speakers commended Governor Ambode and their representative at the Assembly, Hon. Yusuf for the commissioning of 21 roads in Alimosho recently, saying it has brought great relief to the area.
They, however, requested for more link and inner roads, while the Igbo requested for more inclusiveness in the scheme of things among other requests.
Yusuf assured his people that he has been proactive in the Assembly and that he has never been found wanting, making reference to the 22 roads commissioned recently in Alimosho by Governor Ambode. He assured them that all their requests in last year’s stakeholders meeting have been met while work is ongoing in the remaining ones.
Speaking on the theme of the meeting at the Alimosho 1 constituency venue in Abesan, representative of the constituency, Hon. Yusuf said it was in furtherance of the unflinching commitment of the leadership of the House under the Speakership of Hon. Mudashiru Ajay i Obasa in ensuring that the people have meaningful representation through good governance.
“It is also because of our concern for the peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections. In view of this, we your representatives wish to enjoin you our leaders, members and supporters of political parties and groups to assume the responsibility to conduct ourselves in a way that promote peace and unity of purpose during and after the elections.
“The electoral process is one of the most important features of democracy with voters as the major stakeholders. The electorate must have confidence in the process for them to participate as this makes government itself to be responsible and responsive to the needs of the people.”
Yusuf urged religious leaders and parents to contribute to the success of the elections by preaching against violence in any form, before, during and after the elections. Community Leaders are hereby enjoined to embolden our people to always take advantage of their constitutional right to vote.
Adding that it is the responsibility of every member of a community to encourage eligible members of their various communities to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) and mobilise others to participate in the coming general elections.
“And to acquaint the constituents of the efforts of the Assembly in ensuring that the Government of the State further deliver on the welfare and security of the citizens of the State.
According to Yusuff, the Assembly has considered 41 bills and passed 30 into laws which are effectively addressing various challenges and developmental activities in the State while others are at different stages of passage.
Among those passed into laws are: Lagos State Cancer Research Institute Law, 2017; Yoruba Language Promotion and Preservation Law, 2017; Lagos State Customary Court (Amendment) Law, 2017; Lagos State Electric Sector Reform Law, 2018; Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law, 2018; Lagos State Teaching Service Commission Law, 2018; Lagos State Pension Reform (Amendment) Law, 2018; Neighbourhood Safety Corps Law.
“Through these laws, we have been able to demonstrate the commitment of this House of Assembly to the improvement of lives of the people and protection of properties in the State. The evident impacts of these are the on-going construction, rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads and other infrastructure across the State.
“It is also worthy to mention that the House issued various Resolutions and attended to petitions geared towards ensuring good governance and peaceful co-existence among the citizens”, Yusuff said.
Those present in all the 40 constituency centers where the meeting took place across the state include: Obas and other traditional rulers, religious leaders, political party leaders, artisans, CDA and CDC members, market women and men, Arewa and Igbo leaders, security personnel, youths, educationists, landlords and tenants etc.
For a better society.