Old and young ones, traders, artisans in Ifako –IjayeOjokoro Federal Constituency, have been counting their blessings since the election of OtunbaYomi Ogunnusi, under the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, into the Federal House of Representatives as they have been enjoying dividends of democracy through service delivery and fulfillment of electoral promise.
In the last two years Ogunnusi had not less than N45 million items At least, 100 community leaders, families, party members and 200 entrepreneurs received N75, 000 each which sums up to N15 million cash donation to empower members of the constituency.
Also last Friday, Ogunnusi who doubles as the Deputy Chairman, House of Representative Committee on Finance, made made a donation of three coaster buses to various groups which include; League of Imam and Alfas, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and five tricycles to community development associations at Ifako–IjayeOjokoro Federal Constituency, as part of his empowerment programme.
According to Ogunnusi, the initiative was in fulfillment of electoral promises and his personal contribution to the overall welfare development of the people he represents.
Transportation is one area that one can assist and in the area of borehole too which I have done before. We look at projects that are community based assistance, where members can benefit. There are five tricycles and three buses.
Ogunnusi who had before now championed the development of the various communities in the constituency, donating boreholes, vehicles to the police force to effectively police the area said; “I believe wealth is not to be accumulated and amassed for selfish interest. Almighty God placed me in whatever position I find myself to enable me assist my fellow human beings.
“My people have always been my back bone. They believe in me and I must give back to the people who have been supportive. I can ride on their back to political office and dump them. That is not proper”.
The lawmaker, who is also a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, said the empowerment programme would be on a yearly basis, and urged the beneficiaries; the youths, traders, artisans, among others to use the items to improve their lives and their families.
According to him,“These vehicles are given free of charge but I assure you that whoever, judiciously utilise his or her funds shall receive more packages.” Ogunnusi, had in the past donated vehicles, built facilities in schools, bus stops on the roads named after him by Lagos state government in recognition of his laudable projects as well as placed students on scholarships.