YOUNGEST MALE LAGOS CHAIRMAN, HON. RASAQ OLAMILEKAN CONSTRUCTS COKER-AGUDA LCDA ULTRAMODERN PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE IN 7 MONTHS, SAYS ‘I AM VERY EXCITED TO MAKE LIFE EASY FOR PEOPLE’ • Former Council boss, Hon. Akinyemi-Obe hints more democracy dividends for Coker-Aguda residents
By Oki Samson, Trek Africa Newspaper
Affirming the priority need for health thus bringing quality healthcare service to his people in a conducive environment, the youngest male Council Chairman in Lagos, Hon. Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim Olamilekan has commissioned a standard primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Coker-Aguda LCDA. The landmark project is sited in the Orile area of the council as the LCDA boss looks forward to repeating the same feat in the Coker area soon. On the same day, Trek Africa Newspaper can also report that the council chairman commissioned the busy Emekware street which was reconstructed with new drainage while also opening an adjoining car park to reduce unnecessary parking on the road.
The commissioning ceremony drew political, traditional, and community leaders in the local council. They include the former Coker-Aguda LCDA, Hon. Omobolanle Akinyemi-Obe; member Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Sangodara represented by Alhaji Ajibona; Commissioner at the Local Government Service Commission, Hon. Ajasa Bamgbola represented by Hon. Awoyelu; Oba of Ojora kingdom, Oba Fatai Aromire represented by High Chief Hakeem Ojora, Bashorun of Ojora kingdom; APC Party Chairman in Coker/Aguda LCDA, Alhaja Mahmud; Baba Oja of Coker/Aguda LCDA, Wasiu Balogun; Pa Adekunle Sarumi; Alhaji Ademola Sodiq; Hon. Ajagunna; Mr. Obi from the Ndigbo community in Coker/Aguda LCDA; Shade Somefun; Mr. Anthony; Prince Adanla, among others.
The visibly elated council chairman, Hon. Rasaq Ibrahim Olamilekan stated: ‘God has done great things for us in Coker/Aguda LCDA, I am very happy to make life easy for the people. We have brought healthcare to their doorstep at affordable cost not like what they will spend in private hospital. Health is a priority for the people and we are bringing quality service in a health environment. This is an executive primary healthcare centre (PHC) where people can come and feel relaxed and be happy with the equipment and drugs available and the doctors and nurses are available. It took us 7 months to build this project. Now Orile has its own PHC, Aguda already has, now we are planning for Coker.’
‘We have our MOH and a team dedicated to the maintenance of the PHC. I want the community to be our eyes for the maintenance of the project. This is not our first as we have one in Aguda and have been maintaining it. This PHC will reduce the pressure on that place because we have a lot of people going there. I will beg our people to pay their taxes, it will help us to do more.’
‘Emekware street is also been commissioned. We widened the road and also provided drainage. With the support of Mr. Speaker, we got streetlight. We are also dedicating a car park around the place. I hope the community will join us to maintain the projects. We have road and drainage project that we are about to commission and borehole project to be commissioned. We are doing all these projects with federal allocation that we get. We just have to plan with what we have. We don’t do more than our capacity’, Hon. RIO told Trek Africa Newspaper.
Celebrating the transformational project, the former Chairman of Coker/Aguda LCDA, Hon. Omobolanle Akinyemi-Obe told Trek Africa Newspaper, ‘I am excited. It is 2 years that we had a new Chairman and see how he is doing mighty things. This is a standard facility, the only thing that we are not permitted to do is surgery. May people be well in this place. May people be healthy in this place. People won’t die in this place.’
‘I am happy to be associated with our Chairman, the youngest male Chairman in Lagos. He is very ambitious, positively aggressive, and committed. God will continue to give him the wisdom to guide this council. I have to thank our supervisors, councilors, council manager, council treasurer, and Vice Chairman for their resolution and approval that made this project possible to happen.’
‘For our youths, it is our task to make you gainfully engaged by skills, by encouragement, and everything. The boy that helped me repair my car, I was surprised because I have spent over N2 million on it and he repaired it for N200,000. I was so excited that I have started looking for land for him in Abuja so that those who bring their cars for repairs in Lagos will be working with him. I have volunteered to buy a computer for him to do scan. I have collected 30 CVs and have taken it directly to Abuja. It is for us to pray for us to get positive result. Now that our President is there, things that we didn’t have opportunity before, we will now have it. Within one month, we are sending 30 names to Abuja. It is getting better. I pray that God will give President Bola Ahmed Tinubu the spirit of excellence.’
On his part, the Vice Chairman of the Coker/Aguda LCDA, Barr. Matthew Olaleye quipped: ‘I want to say thank you to our people. I want to say thank you to our dedicated Chairman. This is a great project.’
The Bashorun of Ojora kingdom, High Chief Hakeem Ojora who represented Oba Fatai Aromire, Oba of Ojora kingdom brought the special greetings of the traditional ruler. ‘This is an opportunity to thank our chairman for him getting this place done. This is what our people desire, may the Almighty God be with him. I encourage the people of Coker/Aguda LCDA that this hospital is built with their money, they should maintain it so that it will be for all of us.’