By: Okunade Adekunle
Lagos State Government has been tasked to intensify its effort in rehabilitation of rural roads in Apapa Constituency 2 and as well increase the slot for women in both elective and appointive positions in the state.
The demands were made by participants who attended the Constituency Stakeholders meeting held at the Apapa-Iganmu area of the constituency at the weekend.
A participant, Mrs Fausat Ojora, from Ward G, said there is need for the state government to increase the number of women in both elective and appointive positions, saying that the women domains over 65% votes during elections in state.
Ojora argued that the increase in women in elective and appointive positions would help in encouraging women in involving politics , saying that 40% of the positions at state and local government should be given to women.
She added ” 40% of public elective and appointive positions in the state should be given to Us as we made 65% input to votes during elections in the state”
Ojora as well appreciated the bus transit distributed to public schools by the lawmaker rrepresenting the constituency (Hon. Jimoh Wahab), imploring government to rehabilitate the bad roads in the constituency to sustain the bus transit.
Another participant, Mr Jimoh Olawale, seek for government intervention in roads like Adekunle Road and Badia Road, calling for the compensation of those whose houses were demolished during the expansion of state roads in the constituency.
In his comment, the Vice Chairman of Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Hon. Akanbi Balogun, explained more on the ongoing construction of local market in the council, saying further that the local government was embarking on some palliative to make the roads motorable.
Balogun assured the people of the council of more positive response from the local government administration.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Apapa Constituency 2, Hon. Jimoh Wahab, assured the constituents of rehabilitation of local primary school, advising the constituents on tax payment.
Wahab stressed that there is serious shortage in tax payment by tax payers and that such affects the funds for infrastructural development in the state, encouraging Lagosians to be paying their taxes as at when due.
Wahab stressed” I can not executive projects because I am not an executive member but a lawmaker. I will make sure all your demands are put forward to the executive to act on”