The lawmaker representing Ijebu North/Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, Hon. Joseph Adegbesan on Sunday gave account of his stewardship to his constituents.
He assured them of qualitative representation through facilitation of projects from both federal and State Government, people-driven empowerment programmes and employment opportunities for his constituents.
Adegbesan who disclosed this during a town hall meeting held at Orimolusi Palace ground, noted that quality representation remained the only panacea to sustain the confidence of the electorate who voted him enmasse.
He expressed that the town hall meeting became imperative to collate the people’s inputs, opinions and ideas for future projects, programs and policies that could address the specific needs of towns and villages in Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency that may differs from one and others.
He maintained that the essence of the meeting was to use the data collated for the preparation of be 2024 budget.
Adegbesan said; “In my three months in office, efforts had been made to connect Ogun Waterside Local Government to the National Grid to restore power supply, revival of Apoje Palm Oil plantation and facilitation of an institute to the plantation through motion that has been submitted at the Green Chamber, while I facilitated five appointments to some constituents through the Local Government Commission and additional three youths from this Federal Constituency has been appointed as staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps through my efforts.
“My fellow constituents, efforts is in top gear to finalize the employment process of some constituents in the Federal Civil Service Commission as soon government lifts the embargo on employment”.
“Constituents during their respective remarks including community and religious leaders, representatives of various unions and other stakeholders demanded for more infrastructural intervention including rehabilitation of rural roads and markets, provision of Solar-Powered street lights, Tractors, grants and fertilizers for farmers, eradication of farmlands encroachment by fulani herdsmen among other requests”
Earlier in his remarks, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, who commended the style of Hon. Adegbesan described him as a worthy ambassador who has been committed to raising the standard for excellent representation.
Talabi said the State Government on its part has ensured community empowerment, wherein not fewer than 300 people from Ijebu North Local Government have benefitted from the grants disbursed to Small and Medium Scale business Owners, including Market women under the Og-Cares initiative in collaboration with the Federal Government.
Talabi assured that more people from the local government would benefit from the proposed appointment of 3000 teachers by the state government following the pronouncement by the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun during the 2023 Teachers Day celebration, where he disclosed that he has employed one thousand teachers for public schools with additional two thousand Ogun Teach interns.
The Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo, Oba Jayeoba Adebajo commended Governor Abiodun for his developmental strides in Ijebu North Local Government Area and the State at large.
He encouraged the lawmaker to facilitate more employment opportunities to the teeming youths in the Federal Constituency.
The town hall meeting was attended by Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, Secretary to Ogun State Government, HRM Ọba Lawrence Adebajo, the Orimolusi of Ijebu-Igbo, Oba Abayomi Olusesan Banjo, Olokinne of Ojowo; Oba Adewale Aderemi Ogunye, Abijaparako of Japara, Oba Abdul-Rasaq Olufemi Adebanjo, Oloru of Oru and Senator Adegbenga Kaka.
Others present were Hon. Ademola Balogun, Ogun State Commissioner designate, Mr. Bolaji Odusanya, Executive Chairman of Ijebu North Local Government, APC Local Government Chairman, represented by his Vice-Chairman, Hon. Segeto, Aare Safiriyu Kazeem, Former Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Tokunbo Oshin, Hon. Engr Segun Kaka, Member Ogun State House of Assembly, Former Council of Chairmen, Hon. Tele Ogunjobi and Otunba Olaide Osifeso, APC Chieftains in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Council of Baalẹ and Oloritun, Religious leaders, Union and Association leaders, market women groups and community leaders amongst others.