Governance is about delivering the dividends of democracy to the electorate. It is about making the electorate feel the positive impact of one’s administration. This is what brings the government and the governed together and create a conducive atmosphere for people to grow and develop.
Delivering dividends of democracy requires a collective efforts of the governed and the government: the government holds the responsibility of providing infrastructure to the people while the governed holds the responsibility of protecting and maintaining such infrastructure.
Overtime, the Chairman of Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area, Princess Olabisi Adebajo has been maligned over the social media space. She has been called many derogatory names and so many tales most of which border on hyperbolic tales by moonlight.
The latest of such tales by moonlight article was recently circulated on the social media titled: Adebisi Adebajo: The Peak of Failure and Icon of Incompetence which as usual narrated a story of falsehood and character assassination of the person of the Mosan-Okunola LCDA Boss.
The purpose of this write up is not to write a rejoinder to the campaign of calumny being circulated but to change the narrative and present the scorecard of Princess Adebajo who has been revolutionalising governance in her council but doing so silently devoid of funfare and razzmatazz.
Princess Adebajo and her team are however not bothered by the campaigns of calumny rather preferring to concentrate on their duty of improving infrastructure and development in Mosan-Okunola LCDA. It is Election time and such campaigns are not unexpected, we remain unruffled but remain resolute and firm in our desire to make improve Mosan-Okunola and left it better than we have met it.
Thus, in the past three years and eight months here are highlights of the achievements of Princess Adebajo and her team.
EMPOWERMENT: On 9 October, 2017, Princess Adebajo flagged off the 1st Phase Empowerment Initiative Programme. The 2nd Phase of the Empowerment Initiative Programme took place on 27 February, 2018 while the Third Phase took place on 11 February, 2019. Over 200 residents of the council area have been empowered through these programmes.
On 12 October, 2017, she paid a humanitarian visit to the Little Saints Orphanage, Akowonjo, making huge presentation of food items and other materials.
On 7 November, 2017, she initiated the Elders and Widows programme. The second phase of the programme took place on 22 February, 2018. This programme is meant to make the elders and widows in the council happy, celebrate with them annually, shower them with gifts and cash. This is meant to give them sense of belonging and the response to the programme has been very massive.
Apart from above, on 13 December, 2019, Princess Adebajo held a Mega Empowerment for Widows and Senior Citizens in the LCDA.
On 11 April, 2020, she distributed Relief Stimulus Package amongst physically challenged persons and vulnerable in the council area to mitigate the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Princess Adebajo administration has:
Renovated and upgraded Akinogun Primary Health Centre, beside Ladega Market, Mosan
Reconstructed 5th Avenue Road, Gowon Estate Egbeda with full interlocking stones covering over 500 by 14 kilometre
Constructed modern stalls/shops at Rauf Aregbesola Market, 5th Avenue, Gowon Estate
Constructed ultra-modern shopping mall at Pako B/stop, Ipaja Road
Constructed box culvert at KEDA Junction, 3rd Avenue
Constructed box culvert at Odemuyiwa
Constructed box culvert at Remi Street, 5th Avenue
Constructed box culvert at 3rd Avenue, Abesan Housing Estate
Constructed box culvert at 4th Avenue Abesan Housing Estate
Constructed box culvert at Mayowa Olaiya Street
Constructed box culvert at Junction between Council Road and Iyana-Ipaja Road.
Patched failed and defective sections of Council Road
Patched defective sections from Four Square Church to Sofem School Gate
Renovated Council multi-purpose Hall
Constructed Wesley Street, Abesan with interlocking stones
Rehabilitated 3rd Avenue from Federal Baptist Church junction to Arabian Hotel junction
Repaired defective and desilting at BH Street Shagari Estate
Constructed AB Street off kokumo Road.
Constructed 411 Road, Gowon Estate Egbeda complete with full interlocking stones with side walk.
Constructed Steel Link Bridge at Water/Cele Village, Water B/Stop
Constructed Awori Street, Akinogun with Interlocking stones, walk way path and street light
Commissioned the completion of toilets and potable water supply at African Church Primary School
Renovated dilapidated roof to aluminium long span roofing at African Primary School
Constructed ultra-modern car park and bus shelter at Bola Tinubu Modern Market, Mosan
Renovated works on Rauf Aregbesola Flagship Primary Healthcare Centre
Renovated Okunola Road in Okunola.
In the area of EDUCATION, Princess Adebajo has done the following:
Distribution of 400 desks & chairs , 3,000 school bags and 27,000 notebooks to all the four public primary schools in the LCDA
Flag-off of summer coaching for school pupils from primary 4 – 6 to keep their brains fresh during the holiday.
Indigenous students across all the wards in Mosan-Okunola LCDA benefited from free G.C.E forms
Hon. Princess Olabisi Adebajo staged Spelling Bee Competition for students of SSS and JSS categories in the council area.
These are just highlights of her achievements, there are more numerous to mention but we just decided to put these forward so that the purveyors of fake news and hyperbolic negative narrative will have something to think about and go into worthwhile venture.
For now, we rest our case.