lagos—The newly-elected chairman of Bariga Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of Lagos State, Mr. Kolade Alabi has assured that he would fulfil all his electoral promises to the people.
Alabi, who won on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, gave this pledge while reacting to congratulatory messages sent to him over his electoral victory at the July 22, 2017 council election.
Apparently analysing the electoral promises during the campaign, Alabi recalled one of those interactions with the Gbagada Phase 2 Residents Association. He said he had promised that if elected, he would implement a ‘socio-engineering template,’ aimed at making Bariga, a council of excellence in the state.
He further disclosed that his action plan which Gbagada Phase 2 community would benefit immensely from, include, but not limited to massive roads rehabilitation and construction in Bariga LCDA, which would make the area more accessible, assuring that he would embark on the immediate repair of the bad roads in the Gbagada Phase 2 community, as well as other areas.
Alabi, who had attended the forum with his Vice Chairman, Mrs. Zainab Kuponiyi and other APC chieftains, added that his vision was to run a people-centred government geared towards involving all, particularly the elite and highly sophisticated Gbagada community, in his administration.
In response, Gbagada Phase 2 Residents Association Chairman, Gbenga Babington congratulated the chairman, lamenting that the community had suffered government neglect and this was evident in the deplorable state of the roads, security challenges, among others in the area.
Babington disclosed that the community over the years has been providing social amenities and security for itself because there had been no government presence in the area.
He urged him to give priority to roads and street lights, security by deploying members of the Neighbourhood Watch to the community to boost security as well as promoting youth empowerment.