- Promises to Facilitate More Projects
By Christiana Ekpa
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has interacted with his constituents of Surulere 1 Federal Constituency through a virtual meeting as part of his constituency engagements with them.
The Speaker said during the interactive session, conducted via zoom, with leaders of different Communities Development Associations (CDAs), youth leaders and market women associations that he is ever committed to continue providing dividends of democracy to them.
As part of his interventions in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Gbajabiamila promised to pay additional 50 percent of the hazard allowance in addition to the current hazard allowance pay by Lagos State Government to about 450 Doctors and other health workers at the Randle General Hospital, Surulere. The Randle hospital workers were once exposed Covid-19 cases in the constituency.
The Speaker told his constituents that he needs their continuous support to pilot the affairs of the Green Chamber as he is now the Speaker for the entire country, urging them to continue observing the COVID-19 protocols so as to stay safe.
He said in the last one year, a lot of community development projects he attracted were commissioned in the constituency ranging from rehabilitation of inner roads to provisions of solar street lights in places like Esther Dada – Ishaga link road, Yesufu Sanusi Street, Odeku Close off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Falolu Street off Akerele, among others.
He said in one year, 12 buses were distributed to notable organisations in Surulere such as market women associations, religious bodies, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
In the area of education, the Speaker ensured the distribution of text books and reading materials to junior and senior secondary school students, commissioned a fully equipped ICT centre building in Stadium High School, Iyun road and Laptops and desktop computers were also given to outstanding students from 23 secondary schools in Surulere.
Other interventions, he said, included distribution of working tools to artisans as well as photocopy-enabled printers and generating sets for business centres.