The Executive Secretary, Ejigbo South Local Council Development Area, Ilawo, State of Osun, Prince ‘Boyede Jaiyeola has re-affirmed his commitment to dignity of service and overall development of the council area. He stated this at the sod turning ceremony of the council’s Permanent Secretariat in Ilawo and distribution of free eye glasses to impaired people in the council area.
According to a statement jointly signed by the council Information Officers, Stephen Gbenro Remi Ayinde, said Prince Jaiyeola, noted that infrastructural development had been of paramount importance to his administration since assumption of office, adding that the plight of the council workers, faced with poor facilities and insufficient office accommodation was quite worrisome, hence, there is the need for conducive environment to ensure workers’ productivity.
Jaiyeola, the State ALGON Chairman also observed that good human vision was priceless, commending a prominent son of the community, Prince Paul Ayoade for facilitating a partnership with the I-Care Clinic in Ibadan for the provision and supply of free eye glasses to deserving people in the LCDA.
He noted further that very many people were in dire need of glasses to aid their vision, adding that more of such people-oriented programs, including massive grading of community roads, awaited the people as dividends of democracy in due course. The council boss who decried the present economic challenges facing the nation, however promised to put in his best in the service of his people for the growth and development of the newly-created council within the limits of available resources.
According to him, the LCDA must become a model worthy of being emulated by other councils in the state, assuring that his administration would always have the people at heart in the scheme of things in the LCDA. Prince Jaiyeola, while stressing the need for the people of the council area to discharge their responsibilities to the government by paying taxes and rates accordingly said it is an efficient way of complementing government’s efforts at bringing development to their doorsteps.
He then enjoined them to perform their civic duties peacefully and live within the confines of the law as elections draw near in the state. He urged them to continue to support the present administration in the state under Governor Rauf Aregbesola whose desire for overall development of the state he described as unrivalled. The Executive Secretary also called on the council staff to demonstrate great commitment to service and show unalloyed loyalty to authority, noting that the success of any administration hinged on the cooperation of workers with the management.
Speaking at the ceremony, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Najeem Salam commended Prince Jaiyeola for his giant strides in the new LCDA, just as he announced the donation of N500, 000 to support the secretariat projects. He also called on all well-meaning indigenes of the council area to rally round the present administration and synergize with the government at all times to ensure rapid development of their area.
Giving their royal blessings at the occasion, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Zakariyau Owolabi; Olu of Songbe, Oba Kamilu Ojelabi, Alawo of Ilawo, Oba Azeez Faronbi as well as Onisaraa of Inisha I, Oba Job Atilola who took turns to pray for the growth and development of the LCDA, called for concerted efforts of all indigenes of the council area, home and abroad, at building a virile local government.