On Friday 11th of August, 2017, Igbogbo community witnessed yet another feat of synergy and familiarization among the CDC, CDAs and Community Development Advisory Council Executive under the leadership of the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, to ensure transparency and adequate accountability in running the affairs of the CDC and CDAs.
The event which was officially covered by Igbogbo/Baiyeku Info Magazine, was kick started with the opening prayer from Alhaji Issa Gbadamosi before the CDC Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Elder Mudashiru Olowu gladly welcomed all the guests.
Afterwards, the Vice Chairman of Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Mr Titilola Adegboyega continuously thanked the visitors as he graciously appreciated the presence of the Advisory Committee. He assured the committee of the delivery of their campaign promises. The Vice Chairman who ably represented the Executive Chairman of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Comrade Olusesan Daini, who was unavoidably absent, said "we solicit for the cooperation of the good people of Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA to enable us extend the dividend of democracy to all."
Furthermore, Mrs Taiwo Benson, a crew member from the Advisory Committee explained the reasons for their visit. She said, "we are determined to uphold Governor Ambode's government of inclusion, to ascertain effective cordiality among the CDAs and the Local Councils". She also added that the Government and the CDCs have been in collaboration of unity of purpose to achieve laudable developmental goals in Lagos State.
However, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan who was ably represented by Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, the SSA to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, affirmed that the Advisory council's presence at Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA is aimed at ensuring proper and transparent auditory of the CDC and the CDAs. He said they were all out to ensure the authenticity of the oversight functions of the Council and how supportive it has been to the various associations.
Moreover, he said, "we want to be certain that the Council had been refurbishing them with their due subvention to the CDC." He thereafter enjoined the Leadership of the Neighborhood Safety Corp to be part of the subsequent meetings of the CDC. He also urged for voluntary minded people in community service rendering, while the CDAs should ensure adequate protection of government properties in their areas. Alhaji Quadri did not hesitate to emphatically enjoined everyone to be duty bound to regularly pay their dues.
Nevertheless, the former CDC Chairman, Alh. Issa Gbadamosi complained of the unavailability of basic facilities that will enhance the smooth running of the CDC. He said, "our CDC cannot boast of Vehicle and CDC's Office. The Council has not been fair to the CDC in its Administration".
Although, he applauded the HOA, Alhaja Folashade Usman, for her relentless efforts to ensure that the right things are done. He therefore entreated for the full payment of the Over 4years subvention by the Council. He further added that the 240 CDAs in Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA needs government's support.
The Vice Chairman, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA, Mr Titilola Adegboyega who represented the Chairman, again stood up to apologize on behalf of the previous administration on how the CDAs might have been treated unfairly. He gave a thumb up to the Head of Admin, Alhaja Uzman, while he assured of a smooth administration.
He also assured that the issue of subvention will be resolved as a matter of urgency. Moreover, he also ascertained that the Council is working assiduously on the construction of more offices and promised that the CDC will be considered. The Vice Chairman also promised to facilitate effective cordiality between the HOD, Mrs Oshodi, Agric department and the CDAs.
On the closing remarks, the CDC Secretary, Mr Michael Ogunlana, applauded the patience of the participants and wished Advisory Committee a safe journey to their various destinations.
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