…..To unveil N300million constituency intervention revolving loan scheme next month
Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Tokunbo Abiru, has given his stewardship in the last fourteen months in the red chamber
It would be recalled that Abiru was elected and sworn-in into the Senate on 15th December 2020 after the demise of Sen. Bayo Osinowo who was elected in 2019.
At a media parley held on Sunday in his Constituency Office at Ikorodu, Abiru explained that he had 12 Bills and 4 Motions to his credit within 14 months, adding that he was committed to working assiduously with the leadership of the Senate and the National Assembly, Ministries, Departments and Agencies to continue to sustain the journey of transformation and attainment of industrialization.
The senator stated that in Ikorodu Central where Aga Primary School was located, he facilitated four blocks of 24 classrooms equipped with complements of furniture, 16 toilets and Solar-Powered borehole.
“In Ibeju-Lekki, two blocks of 6 classrooms have been completed at RCM Primary School, Iwerekun, Ibeju-Lekki. In Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, 1 block of 3 classrooms have also been delivered at Ajelogo Primary School. An ICT centre has also been facilitated at the Igbobi Junior High School, Somolu Lagos.
“The yearnings for health facilities by esteemed constituents were also heeded. I facilitated the construction of a 40-bed health facility and dental centre at the Ikorodu Campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), now known as the Lagos State University of Science and Technology. A 200-solar-powered street lights were attracted to the institution.
“In the same manner, another 30-bed health facility at Mascara Health Centre in Agboiyi Ketu LCDA was also provided to the people. Likewise, another 40-bed is under construction at Isiu, Ikorodu North LCDA.
“In Epe, a 960-spectator capacity mini stadium was also facilitated for the benefit of people, especially the youth. The two-pavilion sport facility is equipped with basketball and volleyball courts, and is almost ready for commissioning.
” Equally, the popular Oluwo Fish Market in Epe has also been remodeled. I have rehabilitated the entire market and increased the number of shops from 259 to 319 comprising of lock-up shops, open sheds and 48 toilets.
“To further empower businesses to thrive through the creation of enabling environment, we facilitated the supply and installation of transformers in several locations in the District, including; Ito Progressive CDA, Ito Isiu, Igbopa Ifesowopo CDA, Ijede Ire Ifelodun CDA, Igbogbo-Bayeku ,Magodo Community CDA, Oke Ota Ona, Ikorodu, Ikorodu GRA 2, Ibeshe Igbogbo-Bayeku, Ifeloju Abule Eko, Ijede Ikorodu Sekungba CDA ikosi Ejirin, Isale Agoro CDA, Epe LGA, Ideraoluwa CDA, Eredo LGA and Olugayan CDA, Imota.
“There were also the supply and installation of transformers to other communities like Idegun CDA, Imota, Gbaga Olorunda CDA, Adamo (Ikorodu North), Agura Central Gberigbe ( Ikorodu North), Garden Estate (Agboyi Ketu LCDA) and Agunbiade CDA ( Somolu)”, said Abiru.
“The N300million Constituency Intervention Revolving Loan Scheme will be unveiled next month, April for the benefit of MSMEs, artisans and tradesmen in Lagos East.
“In the same manner, I have set up a Community Innovation Space known as Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) in partnership with a renowned technology and social enterprise company, The Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) in Lagos to train youths in the senatorial district on relevant digital and innovation skills, and build the best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy.
“The Center is currently situated in Ikorodu within our district, starting from the constituency office but planning to move into a bigger facility by July 2022. Five pilot programmes have been put together with a view to proffer solutions to some of the challenges identified and many of our youths have started applying for opportunities to participate in the programmes.
“Over 4,000 young people across the Lagos East Senatorial District applied for the SAIL programmes. Currently, over150 students are participating in the five pilot programmes at the SAIL Centre in Ikorodu while over 1000 eligible applicants will be trained online,” he said.
Abiru, however, said that in the 2022 Appropriation Act, he had facilitated projects worth over N1billion in key areas for Lagos East.