Nine communities in Ikorodu Federal Constituency of Lagos State were full of praises for their representative in the House of Representatives, Abike Dabiri-Erewa over her efforts in attracting Federal Government presence to their communities.
They even named the longest road at Okoitan community after her in appreciation of her outstanding performance.
Several community leaders in Ijede, Ikorodu, Solomade, Imota, Aga, Mowonla, Igbopa, Agura, Igangbe and Okoitan, who benefitted from solar powered boreholes described Dabiri-Erewa as “our pride in the National Assembly.” The Federal legislator, defied heavy down pour to commission nine boreholes and inspect 15 transformers across the communities.
The Chairman of Community Development Association (CDA), in Agura, Chief Saliu Olanrewaju Erubami, who described Dabiri-Erewa as “a worthy Ambassador,” said “the last time we tasted dividends of democracy in this community was 21 years ago during the Social Democratic Party (SDP) era.
According to him, it was when “our daughter was voted in to represent us that we started to have the feels of democracy,” asserting that “we have never regretted voting for her and her party-Action Congress of Nigeria (AC N).”
Speaking in the same vein, his counterpart in Igbonpa, Pastor Olohunlomotito Stephen said “Dabiri-Erwa has proved beyond reasonable doubt that she is worthy of celebration,” saying “she is seeing to the welfare of our community in terms of social infrastructure.”
However, Alhaja Fausat Amoke Taiwo from Ijede, and the two earlier speakers, though praised their representative for “a job well done,” they played ‘Oliver Twist’ by “asking for more.”
In her response, the elated politician explained that the total number of boreholes was 15 out of which nine were ready for commissioning, adding that “right now, 15 transformers have been installed across the communities awaiting energizing by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PCHN).
She explained that “no member of the House handles project money,” saying “what we do is to table the needs of our people and lobby for their execution without having hands in who the contractors should be.”
In addition to that, the youthful journalist cum politician disclosed that “it is the duty of the communities to prioritize their needs out of which we would pick the most pressing one,” just as she revealed that “it is also the communities that would pick the sites for their projects without the interference of their representatives in the House.”
While assuring her hosts of more dividends of democracy through evenly distributed projects, Dabiri-Erewa, thanked them for the confidence they have in her and urged them to keep on supporting the AC N and its leadership, assuring “they will not disappoint you.”