Epe council chairperson commissions projects to mark 100 days in office
Epe Local Government Area chairperson, Princess Surah Olayemi Animashaun, has unveiled several developmental projects achieved during her first 100 days in office at a commemorative ceremony.
Handing over a renovated Customary courtroom, Animashaun noted that the project was in line with her promise to the people of Epe land to deliver dividends of democracy at the grassroots and make the impact of governance to be felt by all.
Joining the chairman at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the courtroom were dignitaries including royal fathers, political leaders, serving government officials among others. They include Traditional ruler of Epeland, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun, Lawmaker representing Epe Constituency 1 at State House of Assembly, Abiodun Mustain Tobun, Executive Chairman Eredo Local Government, Hon. Saliu Adeniyi, and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Epe Division and member of the Lagos State APC Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Chief Shakiru Akanni Seriki-Bamu among others.
Highlight of the ceremony, which held at the local government secretariat and drew a large crowd includes distribution of items of such tailoring machines, grinding machines, generator sets, exercise books, school bags and stationeries among others.
While rendering her stewardship, Princess Surah disclosed that the impact of her administration has been felt across key areas such as infrastructure, sports, education, health, security, agriculture, tourism, staff welfare and economic empowerment.
Key among her socio-economic impacts, she listed remodeling of 39 schools, construction of blocks of classrooms, construction of boreholes, provision of ambulances and staff bus as well as road construction with streetlights.
Others include recruitment of teachers, rehabilitation and training of local security officials such as OPC and Ibile, empowerment of artisans, welfare support for the aged and widows and commemoration of World Tourism Day with the launch of Epe Alaro Tourism.
While rendering her stewardship, Princess Surah disclosed, “The significance of 100 days in office is to render account to the people and let them know that they didn’t elect a statue but someone who can represent them well. I want to show that I’m capable and with God on our side, there’s nothing we cannot achieve. As a woman and the first female executive chairman, I want to totally change the face of Epe.