Newly Sworn in Lagos State House of Assembly member for Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 1, Hon. Saad Lukman Olumoh who was massively voted for across all corresponding wards in his constituency spoke to Community Watch Plus’ Eastern Correspondence on some issues bothering on his take off as a House member.
The philanthropist who is widely seen as the best thing to happen to the Constituency after Hon. Kolawole Taiwo in terms of representation was quick to point out to us about his immediate plans for his constituency office.
“My priority for now is the speedy facilitation of the Constituency Office at 202, Ojo Road,” he began.
“The one storey building will be equipped with a viewing centre where youths can watch the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt and other football matches. I intend rushing up the renovation process this coming week so as for it to provide a means for our youths to relax and take their minds off acts capable of destroying us as a people.”
During his campaign across the length and breadth of Constituency 1, Hon. Olumoh made some daring moves by pronouncing the award of scholarships to undergraduate students present at each of his campaign venues.
His response when asked the present situation, Hon. Olumoh added that he was looking at paying them the first tranche in the month of September.
“I am paying my scholars at the beginning of the session in September. We have over 80 students on our scholarship roaster irrespective of tribe, religion nor party affiliation; each of them will get their money and as you know, the scholarship spreads across their entire school duration.”
During that period, Hon. Olumoh also gave out money to women involved in small scale trading which he termed Trader money.
“The Traders money is also a priority for me as they were things we promised our people during the campaign process. Each of the traders we chose will be getting their money. That we started during the Ramadan lecture where we gave out takeoff grants to some individuals and traders to boast their business.”
I want to work the talk and not talk the work. I am not interested in propaganda and the celebration of achievements; I want the people to see for themselves what their votes earned them.”
On the issue of the road situation in his constitution: “The next priority is our roads. The two major roads in my Constituency, Ojo Raod and Mba-Cardoso Road are in a sorry state. My prayer is that the State should dualize Mba-Cardoso, Ojo Road and also link Boundary, that is Baale Adeyemo Road for us.
I will sit with the two Chairmen, Hon. Fatai Ayoola and Hon. Fatai Ajigagba, our House of Rep member, Hon. Kolawole Taiwo and my other colleague in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Fatai Oluwa so as to make a formal presentation to the Governor. He has been there and he has seen the roads himself. We would also ask him to dualize Kirikiri Road for us.
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If the three Roads are fixed, Apapa will not have problems; Apapa will be free from all this stress. All those commuting, once they enter any of the roads, they are off. The trailers will soon be a thing of the past because soon their roads would be completed,” he explained.
On resumption of office, Hon. Olumoh was quick to add that they have not resumed.
“We have not resumed. Our first day in Office would be July 22nd, 2019. They are renovating the offices before allocation. The entire office block is undergoing renovation; and once completed, we shall hit the ground running” he posited.