Amidst the unrest and violence in some areas across Ikorodu division, the Coordinator of Ikorodu News Network (INN), Eromona Michael met with all the six council Chairmen in thedivision setting in motion for leaders to adopt messaging as the fight against cultism and violence is a collective effort of all.
With more dwellers moving to the region, Ikorodu Division with a population now exceeding five million consist of a local government, Ikorodu; and five local council development areas: Imota, Ijede, Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ikorodu North and Ikorodu West.
The meeting which spanned three weeks presented a platform for leaders to constantly make use of Messaging while combating the menace and applying every other available security measures necessary.
Complimenting the campaign was the presentation of an official banner attributed to each council Chairman lending their voice to the course Tagged ‘BE A PRIDE NOT A PROBLEM’.
The campaign took off from the secretariat of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA where the Coordinator was warmly received by the Chairman, Bldr Sesan Daini.
Applauding the Initiative, Daini speedily implemented plans by mass printing 20 banners to be distributed to public schools as part of lending his voice to the campaign.
“If we must put an end to this challenge then using every channel to quench the fire must be embraced,” Daini said.
The Chairman Of Ijede LCDA, Hon Fatiu Salisu Jimoh, in his acceptance of the campaign affirmed his support while reiterating his formal approach to curb the menace in his community.
Mrs Ademehin Olajumoke Jimbo, Chairman Of Ikorodu West LCDA, in her acknowledgement speech thanked the Coordinator of INN for the goodwill projection.
“We have been holding prayer sessions towards this same challenge, But it is good to also embrace Messaging as part of the solution, while applying every necessary security measures consistently, This will go a long way to help,” Mrs Ademehin said.
At Imota LCDA, the Chairman of the council, Prince Wasiu Kunle Agoro welcomed the Initiative by appreciating the Coordinator for propelling such a positive campaign.
Also, the Chairman Of Ikorodu Local Government, Hon Wasiu Adesina, affirmed his support for the campaign.
Bldr Adeola Adebisi Banjo, Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, was delighted at the Initiative in his acknowledgement, as the last Chairman to be presented his banner, that,
“Reminding ourselves that we must ‘BE A PRIDE NOT A PROBLEM’ is a better way to keep us (away from crimes and violence) as good ambassadors of Ikorodu Division, I applaud the initiator of this Campaign”.
Speaking, the Coordinator of the initiative, Eromona Michael, stated that the whole essence of the campaign is to emphasize on the importance of Messaging when providing solutions to any given plights.
“If our leaders can imbibe this idea thoroughly it will help our communities for safety reasons,” Eromona Michael said.
“Just like when it’s time for elections, we see banners and posters of all kinds in the communities and before you know it everybody knows who the candidates are, such manner of approach should also be given to challenges like this that affects our youths and communities in Ikorodu,” he added.