An Investment Analyst and Chairmanship Aspirant in Lagos state, Mr. Taofeek Kuye, has said the Internally Generated Revenue (IGRs) and the statutory monthly allocation being received from the Federal Government by Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Authority are enough for the leadership to fix all bad roads.
Kuye, who is aspiring under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the level of development in the local council does not commensurate with the monies coming to the coffers of the council, saying that Ajeromi Ifelodun is one of the richest local councils in the state.
The Chairmanship Aspirant in an interview with journalists in Ajegunle on Wednesday, said that it is high time the youths get involve in active politics and bring about positive change to the society.
He added that he had been into politics since his university days and that the poor state of the communities in the council influenced him in deciding to aspire for the chairmanship position.
He stated that he was not always happy seeing residents facing untold hardship in commuting to their various destinations due to the bad roads in the local council, promising to prioritise massive road construction if elected.
” Roads in the local government are currently in bad shape and this is really affecting businesses and the residents. No drainage system and No good health facilities. These infrastructures are part of my policy focus if elected”, said Kuye.
Kuye stated that based on his findings, he discovered that the communities need sustainable infrastructural facilities to enhance local socio-economic development, adding that insecurity in the areas is on a high rate.
He stressed further that part of his agenda is to get the residents out of abject poverty by engaging them in vocational skill training and empowering them with startup capital so as to boost employment opportunities and also enhance business development.
He said that education would take a centre stage in the policies of his administration, promising to make schooling attractive to the students and youths of the communities.
The Investment Analyst stated that if elected he would change the narrative and public perception about local government administration in the state, adding ” I will ensure there is transparency, accountability and fiscal discipline in the way and manner public funds are spent. Money spent will commensurate with projects executed. With this, people will definitely change their mindset and perception towards local government”.