The Chairman of the Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mrs Omolola Essien has told InsideMainland newspaper that she has made evident impact on the lives of residents in her community in the last one year in office.
While giving account of her one year in office since her assumption of office in July 2017 to July 2018, the council boss noted that her administration handled the rehabilitation and laying of Asphalt at Progressive Estate in Abule Nla and other constructions at Freeman by Kano street, Market street as well as the construction of ICT Centers, fully equipped with computers and the full rehabilitation of Simpson Primary Health Center at Ebute-Metta which was executed by the works and infrastructure department of the council.
Also, the council boss noted that as part of the plans to drive educational growth in the community, her administration was able to distribute Jamb and G.C.E forms to students in various Secondary Schools in the local council area. She said that these are in addition to the computer training lessons set-up at Ansar-ur-deen Primary School as well as the construction of benches and desks for primary school students in the axis.
Furthermore, Mrs. Essien said her administration handled measles and polio vaccination, back to school deworming exercise, a 2-day wellness programme, second round of national immunization plus day and free health mission to sensitize the community. Moreso, the council boss revealed that her administration keyed into the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI) of the state government adding that stakeholders meeting on illegal waste disposal were held to inform community leaders on the importance of the initiative to their communities leading to a mop up exercise in all communities in her local government area.
Mrs. Essien disclosed that the agricultural sector was not left out as farm products, mechanic tools, vulgarizing machines were distributed to individuals who were into farming in the community. Lastly, she said the Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) department in the council held handled projects targeted at residents during the year. She listed some of the various initiatives as commissioning and presentation of grilling machines, hairdressing dryers and sewing machines for the promotion of entrepreneurship amongst women in the society. She also noted that cash donations were made to various agents of WAPA to support and encourage them in their selfless service towards the success of the initiative.