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Council Chief empowers constituency, built mini stadium

By Shakirah Adunola
12 August 2023   |   3:00 am
The Chairman of Surulere Local Government, Sulaiman Bamidele Yusuf, has built a mini stadium for his constituency and empowered over 150 persons with equipment and items such as grinding machines, deep freezers, generators, industrial sewing machines, foodstuffs and others were given to the beneficiaries to improve their living standard. During the commissioning of the mini stadium…

APC Lagos State Chapter, Cornelius Ojelabi (left) presenting Deep freezer to a beneficiary, with Chairman of Surulere Local Government, Sulaiman Yusuf; APC Leader in Surulere, Baba Adenekan; and Adewale Dosumu during the commissioning of a mini stadium and empowerment to mark Surulere Chairman’s two years in office.

The Chairman of Surulere Local Government, Sulaiman Bamidele Yusuf, has built a mini stadium for his constituency and empowered over 150 persons with equipment and items such as grinding machines, deep freezers, generators, industrial sewing machines, foodstuffs and others were given to the beneficiaries to improve their living standard.

During the commissioning of the mini stadium and empowerment disbursement, the Council Chairman, said the programme is part of the activities of his two years in office, adding that this is also part of his campaign manifesto.

He said: “During the campaign, I promised the people of Surulere that I am going to embark on various projects that will benefit their lives. The mini stadium is part of what we promised when I was campaigning.”

When I went to campaign at Alhaji Masha Estate, the youths of that area said to me that they would like me to turn their football field into a mini stadium and I promised them that by the grace of God when I get to office, I’m going to do it. To the glory of God today the stadium has been fully completed and commissioned.”

He further said the stadium is to take people away from the street. “Sports can be used to take people out of the street. You know during any football competition, people usually come together to relieve stress. To God be the glory, we have the support of the Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila who has done well. Also, the State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is renovating Teslim Balogun Stadium.”

The Chairman further assured that the people of his constituency would continue to reap the dividend of democracy as they have worked for it. “They worked for it and they will enjoy it. We have also changed the face of the secretariat that was built by the former State Governor, Late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.

We have built and repaired roads and so many other things. When we came on board on July 27, 2021, we pledged that we will make Surulere a better place for everybody and to God be the glory today is the second year of this administration. When we came into office, 350 people were recruited for skill acquisition; we trained them on makeup, soap making and others. After one month of training, we gave them tools to start up.”

Yusuf, however, enjoined youths to turn away from social vices.

Presenting the items to beneficiaries, APC Lagos State Chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, commended the council chairman, saying this is a good initiative. He urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items, saying he is optimistic that this will lift them out of poverty.