The lawmaker representing Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Adedapo Lam-Adesina yesterday commissioned the 28th water project he has done in 3 years.
This is apart from other projects the youthful lawmaker has done for his constituents.
The beneficiaries, through Eyin Grammar Community Development Area (CDA) applauded the former commissioner for deeming it to extend dividend of democracy to the community through provision of borehole.The project, which was located at ALGON Health Center, according to Lam-Adesina, is part of his effort towards fulfilling his electioneering campaign promises to the people of the constituency.
Handing over the project to the beneficiary community, Omo Oloore as he is fondly called, said he was not going to relent in his efforts at any point in time in putting smiles on the faces of the people at every nook and cranny of his constituency through meaningful and developmental projects.
The youthful lawmaker noted that the importance of water to human existence can not be over-emphasized hence, the reason why he has put up the water project to ensure that majority of people in his constituency have access to potable water supply.
He listed Odo-Oba, Adesola, Abayomi Iwo-Road, Atipe Oje, Oke-Suna, Omowumi Olorunsogo, Oke-Ofa Bababsale, Ile-Titun and other numerous places where the water projects are located.
Speaking with journalists, he said that because he was elected for a four-year term does not mean he should relax at the end of the third year and start running around for re-election while neglecting his responsibility to his constituents.
“I was voted in to serve for four years, not that I should work for three years and campaign for one year”, he said.
Adesina who promised not to rest on his oars said “we have so many communities in this constituency and they are all entitled to the dividends of democracy. Everybody in the constituency is entitled to the dividends, those who voted for us and those who didn’t”.
Shedding some light on how the project was facilitated, Adesina, fondly called “Omo Oloore” disclosed that “this borehole is not a constituency project. I met with some people and they said what do you need? I said a borehole. I was able to facilitate this because of Alhaji Lam Adesina’s good name”.
He did not leave without advising against politics of bitterness. “If we see what is bad, we will say it. What I am saying is that things should be done the right way. My father passed on six years ago and till today, I am still called by his name. That is because he left a good name and I am also working to ensure that I leave a god legacy too. Let us remember that power is transient. It is for a short while, four years, eight years, even if you are there for 20 years, it will end one day. What will be left and what will be said after that is who did you help?”
Omo Oloore appealed to the leaders and the entire people of the community to ensure proper maintenance and monitoring of the project. He also used the opportunity to implore those that are yet to collect the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to do so, stating that it remains the only weapon to elect the right people into position during the 2019 elections.
Earlier in his welcome address, the General Chairman, Eyin Grammar Community Development Area, Alhaji Lateef Adegoke, commended Lam-Adesina for deeming it fit to extend dividend of democracy to the community through the provision of water.
He later assured Lam-Adesina of their support whenever the need arises, promising that the community will ensure that the water project is properly maintained.
Mrs. Omotunde Adetunji who thanked the lawmaker on behalf of the Management of the health centre said “for some years now, we have had problems getting water but now that you are in charge, we can get water with ease. Thank you for the intervention”.