By Clifford Ndujihe

Taking a cue from Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, local council chairmen in the state now take stock of their performance monthly.

The chairmen recently marked their 600 days in office.

Agege Council Chairman, Jubreel Ayodeji Abdulkareem outlined 80 projects he had executed in all sectors in the last 600 days.

Some of the projects include training of 250 youths in vocational education, provision of infrastructure for 23 public primary schools in the area, de-worming of all public primary school pupils in the council, integrated measles immunisation and free medical treatment for 7000 persons in the council and numerous road construction and rehabilitation projects among others.

Abdulkareem said the projects were based on critical assessment of the scenario he met on ground upon assumption of office on October 30, 2008 and his belief in the development of human capital.

In Itire-Ikate Local Council Development Area, LCDA, the chairman, Hakeem Adisa Bamgbola marked the 600 days in style by distributing poverty alleviation items to 500 residents picked from all the wards in the area.

The gift items ranged from motorcycles, helmets, sewing and grinding machines, starcomms phones and stands to hairdressing and barbing equipment, generators, refrigerators and dryers.

Within the period, Bamgbola said “so much resources and attention had been committed to education, health, social amenities, security, sports and employment of youths as more than 200 JAMB forms were purchased  and distributed to indigent students, even as free extra mural and holiday coaching classes were organized for them to take the financial burden off parents’ shoulders.”

He said construction and rehabilitation of schools, roads  and drainages had been intensified in areas like Airways, Ogunmuyiwa, Abiodun-Wright, Makanjuola and Ashabi Shonuyi Streets.  Others include Abayomi, Ramoni, Sanusi, Tapa and Ijesha road and the newly commissioned school at Ejire road.

The Council boss said his greatest achievement in 600 days also lies in his handling of workers welfare as salaries were improved upon, catering  for the aged and establishment of modern markets at Egbeda, Abayomi and Lawanson areas.

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