HON. JIDE JIMOH THREE YEARS OF STEWARDSHIP ACCOUNT. THE JOURNEY SO FAR…..
On the assumption of office by the administration of Hon. Abdul-Raheem Olajide Jimoh, a lot of challenges and problems to be tackled both internally and externally at Yaba Local council Development Area were awaiting. Internally, the state of infrastructural facilities in the secretariat were at deplorable conditions; dilapidated walls, broken windows and furniture, outdated office equipments, shelves, heaps of used papers and document were displayed in offices. Non functioning generating set added to the acute and perennial power shortage experienced by the staffers. The environment was not conducive for staff to work as many were hardly committed to duty thus affecting the expected productivity of the entire work force. The entire council secretariat looked deserted with staff morale down.
As the proverbial adage says ‘’Charity begins at Home’’. The Administration in his quest to bringing about improved working condition by creating enabling and conducive environment for workers to work sprung into actions by embarking on the renovation of office blocks, procurement of furniture and equipments, office machines and restoration of power to the council, payment of back log of electricity bills and repair of the council generator. The effect of the action of the administration in addressing the above problems led to a landmark achievement in the productivity of the entire work force in adduce to by the sporadic increase in the revenue base of the council. Also, in maintaining a cleaning environment, heap of refuse that form High Mountain within the premises was removed and Public toilet constructed to serve the general public that pays visit to the council secretariat.
Council secretariat before the renovation.
Council secretariat after renovation.
Externally, the administration was committed to the fulfilment of her electioneering promises of delivering dividend of democracy to the teeming populace of Yaba and its environs;and so began as a matter of urgency implementation of programmes in fulfilment of the promises made to the electorate. As it is known, Yaba is a major link to other parts of the state and in its effort to complement the good work of the governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), governor of Lagos state, Hon. Jide Jimoh administration embarked on the massive road construction and rehabilitations. Most of these roads which serve as link to other areas are in deplorable state with potholes and even shanties, some of these roads because of their deplorable conditions had been abandoned. Apart from making them motorable, they also enhance quick delivery of goods and services thereby improving the standard of living of the people.
Wright Street Road Project
Omitogun Street Road Proiect
Thorborn Avinue Road Project.
Hon. Abdul-Raheem Olajide Jimoh did not stop on road construction and rehabilitations, he was much concerned about maintaining healthy and balance market environment in line with the policy of Lagos State Government of turning Lagos into a mega city, hence the Administration with the approval and support of Nigeria Railway Authority then decided to turn the disorganised shanty stalls and tattered umbrellas at the Yaba Market area into more modern key clamps for the use of traders. The market which was constructed during the first year of his administration was named Alhaja Abibatu Mogagi stall, in honour of that great woman of substance. Traders now engage in their business activities without obstructing the free flow of traffic, harassment from environmental law officers and putting an end to the menace of hawking and street trading in Yaba.
Yaba Market Before and after Renovation.
In the Educational Sector, the Administration of Hon. Jide Jimoh has done a lot in the delivering his promises to the people by completely rebuilding and renovation of classroom blocks in most of primary schools to meet up with the present standard as set by the Lagos State Government and also to make the atmosphere a conducive one for learning to our pupils, who are regarded as leaders of tomorrow, coupled with this is the procurement of chairs and tables as well as the provision and distribution of customised bags and notebooks to all primary school students in Yaba Local Council Development Area.
Construction of Talimum Primary School.
Construction of Classroom Blocks at Army Children School.
The Administration believes in the adage that says “health is wealth” and it is in this vein and that of fulfilling its promises to the good people of Yaba that the Administration embarked on total renovation and upgrading of the existing public Health Centres to render twenty four (24) hours health care delivery services to the people of Yaba, notably, Iwaya Public Health Centre, Igbobi Sabe Health Centre and the Abule Ijesha Health Centre. Worthy of note in the area health care service delivery is the provision of floating clinic, the first of its kind in Nigeriabuilt with the state of the art medical equipments to the people of riverine area of Makoko in Yaba Local Council Development Area. This Administration also partner with “Doctors Without Border” an international Non Governmental Organisation from Europe to provide a modern health care facility at Ori Oke area of Yaba Local Council Development Area, with expatriate medical personnel to render free health care service delivery to the people.
Renovation of Primary Health Centres.
Commissioning of the Floating Clinic and the First operation carried out.
The administration did not handle with levity the maintenance of a balanced and healthy environment. As a crusader of healthy environment and in order to ensure that every area, street and the entire community looks tidy and neat, the administration of Hon. Olajide Jimoh employed able bodied youths, both male and female, as street sweepers to see to the cleanliness of the environment thus creating employment for our teeming youths and also extending the dividend of democracy to our people.