The newly elected Chairman of Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State, Mr. Afolabi Babatunde Sofola, having received the second time period in workplace, has mentioned his administration’s focus is to bring government closer to the individuals, as he reiterated his imaginative and prescient of creating the native council a most popular funding vacation spot in the nation, declaring areas of concern, which might be given pressing consideration.
Sofola, who received the July 22, 2017 council election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gave the pledge, throughout a courtesy go to of The Guardian Newspapers Limited Advert Executives to the workplace of the Executive Chairman at the Kosofe Local Government Secretariat.
The council boss, who has began implementing a few of his electoral guarantees, with few days in workplace, as he gave out the General Certificate Examination (GCE) kinds to indigent college students in the native council, mentioned the schooling sector, which is the bedrock of each progressive society is one in every of the main sector his administration would lay nice emphasis on.
“The best legacy that any parent can leave for a child and any government can bequeath to its citizens is a sound education. We believe that education is very important and we found that basic education is very crucial, starting from the primary school level to the tertiary level, even the adult education and our emphasis is to bring government closer to the people,” he mentioned.
He lamented the diminishing studying tradition in the nation, particularly amongst college students, saying; “We will set up well equipped libraries with good collection of books in schools and the communities, so that people can return to the reading culture of the old days. They must read and expand their minds”, including that the libraries can be run by the native council.
Sofola additional mentioned that his administration would give out scholarships to the underprivileged college students in any respect ranges, to scale back out of faculty kids in the communities, including that he would construct Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centres in the native council, to equip residents with the technological information they want to compete with their friends in the advance international locations.
He additional disclosed that his motion plan to make the Kosofe, a council of excellence in the state, which may have all its residents profit from, embrace, however not restricted to large roads rehabilitation and development in the LCDA, which might make the space extra accessible, assuring that he would embark on the instant restore of the unhealthy roads in all the affected areas.
Primary well being supply, in accordance to the chairman is a significant concern in the nation through which his administration would tackle by including extra well being centres throughout the native council, to allow the individuals obtain optimum care and providers, stressing that there can be provision of medication in any respect the well being centres through which sufferers shall be given free medication and drugs.
“We want to make healthcare delivery easily accessible to every member of this local government, we will build health centers closer to the people and that is what we call governance and dividend of democracy, because the grass root is the most important all over the world which is given the highest in terms of revenue,” he careworn.
Sofola, who has commenced the cleaner Lagos initiative, additional careworn that apart roads, he intends to see a clear and more healthy surroundings, strengthen safety by donating utility automobiles, high quality fundamental and first schooling, youth and ladies empowerment, widows welfare and empowerment, and setting income producing tasks by establishing industries to alleviate unemployment.
He, nevertheless, mentioned his imaginative and prescient is to run a people-centered government geared in the direction of involving each citizen, no matter their social standing as they profit from the agenda of his administration, including that he intends to proceed the laudable tasks he initiated when he served his first time period, an period that witnessed large progress in each sectors of the space.