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Council boss celebrates 100 days in office, commissions health centre

By Shakirah Adunola
14 November 2021   |   2:24 am
As part of efforts to ensure residents have access to good health facilities, the Executive Chairman, Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area, Muibi Alade Folawiyo, has renovated, re-equipped and expanded Primary Health Centres...

Muibi Alade Folawiyo,

As part of efforts to ensure residents have access to good health facilities, the Executive Chairman, Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area, Muibi Alade Folawiyo, has renovated, re-equipped and expanded Primary Health Centres in the LCDA.

The newly renovated primary health post at Anikantamo has been upgraded to a storey building and equipped with 3D hospital medical ultra scan machine, making the hospital the second hospital in Lagos state with such machine.

Meanwhile, the project will provide free prenatal care, free delivery, and free scan for every pregnant woman living in the vicinity.

Addressing journalists to herald the council boss’ 100 days in office, the chairman said his administration was focused on establishing good relationship with the private sector in creating a condusive environment for their businesses to thrive.

“By doing this, new jobs would be created for unemployed youths. This would go a long way in reducing social menaces and vices among the youths. Also, the private business would be able perform their civic duties to the council by paying their rates and levies regularly to aid development.”

He noted that the LCDA has put in place series of measures to prevent building collapse in the area. “Lagos Island east is proactive and does not wait for occurrences to happen before taking action. To avert these occurrences, this administration has put series of measures in place. We work hand in hand with the Lagos State Building Control Agency. We hold stakeholders’ meetings with CDAs because they are closer to people than the government. We urge them to alert the government if they notice any deficiency or any building constructed against the law. Immediately they inform us, we swing into action.

“Recently, I was at 17, Oke Suna Street to seal a building because the developer was trying to erect an additional building on an existing one. I have asked the developer to present the original building permit to ascertain the number of storey buildings on the permit.

“We have held two meetings consecutively with Lagos Island estate developers, not only on collapse buildings alone but also on how to manage the drainage system and curb the illicit attitude of developers.”

Folawiyo added that in line with the LCDA policy on environmental sanitation, the environmental laws have been reviewed and sanitation corps rebranded.

“As we all know, Lagos Island is below the sea level, we embarked on general desilting of drainages and canals to avert flooding in the council. We have continued to sensitise our people on radio to stop dumping of refuse in the drainages, as such flood will be averted.”

He said the LCDA has embarked on repairing potholes and providing streetlights to ensure free flow of traffic within the council area.

“We have embarked on operation ‘no pot holes’ on all roads and lighting Odunfa, Evans and Faji streets to prevent criminal in the areas.” He said his administration has received series of commendation letters from corporate bodies such MADLAS, CSS Bookshop and others due to the prudence and impact of some of projects his administration had embarked on.

To commemorate the anniversary, a one-week long anniversary week held this week. Free GCE forms were given to indigents, the council bye-law was signed into law, retirees were celebrated, subventions were given to community development associations, and free health screenings were held, among other activities.

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