After years of delayed implementation of the construction of the Lagos State Government approved blocks of Senior Secondary School in Lagos Mainland Local Government, the council boss, Hon Omolola Essien has assured residents of the commencement and completion of the project in 2022.
Omolola gave the assurance at the 2022 Stakeholders’ Forum and Budget Presentation ceremony held at the council secretariat on Wednesday.
The State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu had in 2019 graciously acceded to the yearnings of residents for the construction of blocks of Senior Secondary School in the district.
While reeling the achievements of her administration since inception, the council chairperson stated that her administration is doing its best to ensure the delivery of qualitative education, health, security and an improved condition of living to residents in the district.
She stated, “For some years, residents have been clamouring for the construction of Senior Secondary School in the Ebute Metta (west) of the district. The facility has been approved by our amiable governor and by God’s grace; I am assuring stakeholders and residents that construction of the building will commence this year.
So far, my administration has constructed two standard fully equipped Information and Communication Technology Centre containing 30 units of computer systems with standby internet service and a electricity generating set located in the Eastern and Western part of the district.
Also to support tertiary education, we have sponsored the distribution of JAMB and GCE forms to indigent students while over 3000 students have been trained on Information and Communication Technology with emphasis on coding and animation in conjunction with the Oluremi Tinubu ICT and Capacity Development centre (west). We have also distributed tables, chairs and writing materials to primary schools located within the district.
Also to enhance the effectiveness of security operatives in the district, we renovated and painted Denton Divisional Police Station, donated a Sienna space bus 2012 model each to the Denton Police station, Iponri Police station and Area ‘C’ command while four motorbikes were provided to local security operatives to boosting their operations.”
Purchase of 250kva generator for the secretariat, provision of palliatives to 6000 vulnerable residents to ease the burden and effects of COVID-19 pandemic on them with monthly stipends to widows and the elderly across the LGA.
Our innate desire to do more was largely mitigated by the severe economic challenges which affected not only our allocation but also cost of execution of our major projects limiting the number of projects that can be executed amidst limited resources.”
Traditional ruler of Otumara, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye who was also present at the presentation commending the council boss for lending her voice to the needs of residents in the district.
He, however, urged her not to relent in her quest for a more developed Lagos Mainland Local Government.
He said, “I must commend our chairperson, Hon Omolola Essien for speaking up to the needs of the people. We are grateful for her assurance that the senior secondary school will be built this year. We know she is a mother and a person of integrity therefore we are holding her to her promises.”