Hon.Jimoh Jimoh Gives An Enviable 300Days Score Card.
Dateline 22nd July, 2009,venue mini press gallery,Office of the Executive Chairman, Yaba LCDA,event,interactive press conference by the Executive Chairman, Yaba LCDA.
The people oriented program that has formed the bedrock of the tall achievements of the Jide Jimoh led Administration was celebrated and commended by the crop of journalists who graced the media parley that was held to mark the 300 days celebration of his virile and responsive administration.
Tracing the history and factors that were responsible for the success of his infant administration, Hon. Jide Jimoh, said the developmental road map that was crafted at the inception of his administration which are seeing the light of the day,couldn’t have been achieved but for the fiscal and financial measures that was done through plugging the loopholes for sharp practices and making moribund revenue portfolios more active.
Secondly,the journey towards these achievements, difficult as they may seems,has been made manifest by the combined aids in the areas of staff motivation,purchase of equipments and office renovation and general infrastructural upgrade that has motivated staff for increased productivity.
Furthermore,Hon.Jide Jimoh opined that,prudence and judicious application of revenue by according priorities to projects that would bring immediate and direct benefits to the electorates is responsible for the accelerated growth in Yaba LCDA.He also informed that equitable distribution of projects has spread developments evenly across the Yaba divide, another reason,while a leap in achievement has been achieved.
While elaborating further on each cardinal point,Hon.Jide Jimoh,said,his safe and clean environmental crusade has been brought on the front burners of his program,with a sustained doggedness against all forms of violations.The roads in Yaba are now wearing new look,all markets have been sanitised,leading free vehicular movement, this can be attested to in both Yaba and Sabo markets and a new culture of cleanliness has been imbibed by the traders.
Dwellers in the suburbs, of Yaba,like Makoko,Iwaya,Oyadiran and Onike have kept pace with the level of sanity obtainable in main city of Yaba,this has been made possible due to the sustained campaign by the environmental department of the LCDA against illegal dumpsites and other forms of violations.
On education,the achievements are numerous.One, all schools within the LCDA have been equipped with first Aid boxes to respond to emergency health challenges,again all schools in Yaba now have water running in their taps through the provision of independently powered borehole.
Another stride that has been achieved in the educational sector is the provision of sixteen thousand (16,000,000.) customised school bags to primary school pupils across the YLCDA.Free GCE and JAMB forms were also recently distributed to secondary school leavers in YabaLCDA,to facilitate admission into tertiary institutions.Several primary schools have been upgraded and more are still undergoing different levels of renovations,hopefully before the end of the year,they would have been completed in line with the specifications of the Lagos State Government.
The achievements on health are innumerable.The philosophy of his administration is to bring health care nearer to the doors of the electorates.Primary health centres in Iwaya and the Oba L.A.Salami health centre
Gbobi -Sabe. YLCDA has also conducted health sensitisation and screening independently while also partnering Lagos State Government in some other health exercises.Recently, YLCDA,floated a clinic on the banks of Makoko,to adequately addressed,riverine health care challenges of dwellers of Yaba.
On social and sporting achievements,the Chairman said,a lot has been achieved.A standing sports committee has been inaugurated.In the on going Lagos State Speakers cup,the Yaba football team,the Jets,have qualified for the second round.The Chairman further said that sporting equipments like table tennis have been donated to Lagos State Sports Council to encourage the discovery of budding talents.
The interactive press conference ended with the Chairman going into a question and answer section with members of the press.