Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA Chairman, Hon. Razaq Olusola Ajala on Friday, 21st December 2018 launched a New Sanitation Corps, Refuse Collection Trucks and Public School Buses for residents of the local council.
The event was held at the Council Premises..
Speaking to PorscheClassy News, Ajala stated that the newly acquired items serves as a catalyst to ensure the utmost cleanliness, good health and total well being of the people in Odi-Olowo LCDA.
Continuing, he said the school buses were gotten as a result of the numerous complaints about the state of commuting of the children within the LCDA to and fro their various schools. He said the buses will help to serve the students within the LCDA and would also be operated by experienced personnel who will work based on schedules as directed.
Hon. Razaq Olusola Ajala while highlighting the objectives of the initiative said the inclusion of road managers in the workforce is aimed at maintaining a cleaner and healthier environment, prevention and control of the spread of diseases and contribution to the good health of the citizenry.
In an exclusive interview with PorscheClassy News, Hon. Rasaq Olusola Ajala said:
” These Buses that we have gotten for free transportation and the 135 Generators with the Boreholes dug across the LCDA has brought an end to the amount which is been spent on both water and transportation by the commuters and members which sums up to 15,000 naira monthly.
“There are more developments to come for our Local Government but I urge everyone to pay their levies and taxes so that together we can make more things happen for good.
He laid emphasis on the services of the community sanitation team and officers within the locality which Includes: Street Sweeping, Removal Of Junk, Removal of silt & resultant waste and Enforcement of rules guiding Street Sweeping.
Ajala also highlighted notable deeds of his administration in the first 365 days in office for the community, he spoke about his administrations success in five major categories.
Health Sector: Maternal and Child health week, Medical Mission in collaboration with Rotary Club Ilupeju, Monkey Pox Virus Sensitization & Advocacy and so on…
Education: Free GCE forms to indigent students in the LCDA, Donation of Home Economics equipments to Adeleye Primary School, Free Mathematics Workbooks with past questions and answers to Basic 3 students in the LCDA and lots more…
Works and Infrastructure: Completion of on-going construction of
Information Management: Building of official website for the council and construction and placement of complaints boxes at strategic location within the LCDA.
Waste and Sanitation: Regular mopping up of refuse around the LCDA, Regular sensitization around the LCDA, Regular desilting of drains around the LCDA and lots more.
Hon. Rasaq Olusola Ajala seized the occasion to appeal to the people of Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA to pay their levies and rates promptly to enable more developments across the LCDA.
BREAKING: I Remain Lagos Police Commissioner, It’s A New Order From Abuja – Edgal Imohimi Declares
Edgal Imohimi, has declared that he remains the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
Imohimi told members of the press on Tuesday during a handover-takeover ceremony between him and supposed incoming CP, Kayode Egbetokun, that they were about concluding the process when a directive came from Abuja asking them to suspend the action.
Imohimi, who addressed journalists in the presence of Egbetokun at the Lagos State Police Command’s headquarters, said, “I am sure that you know Mr Kayode Egbetokun, he is an old timer in the command.
“You all know that our first job is about order and direction; we were about concluding the handing and taking over procedure when we were instructed by our bosses from Abuja to suspend action for now. So, there will be no change of guard for now. Of course, we would keep the press briefed about any development.
“But I am happy, humbled that you find it serious enough for you all to come to witness what we are doing here. I consider it an honor.”
JUST IN: Buhari Formally Names Mohammed Adamu New IGP, Decorates Him In Aso Rock [PHOTOS]
President Muhammadu Buhari has officially named Mohammed Adamu as acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP.
Buhari decorated him with the new rank during his meeting with the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris
Mohammed had served as the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State.
He was one-time director of peacekeeping operations of the Force.
He had been the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Five, in Benin, Edo State.
EFCC Nabs Bishop Defrauding People In God’s Name
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office has arrested a Bishop and suspected fraudster, Giniko Obi, for allegedly defrauding thousands of people of millions of naira, in the guise of helping them “fight poverty”.
Obi, founder of Beloved Gideon Foundation, based in Agbor, Delta State, with outreaches in Bayelsa, Onitsha, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Benin City, however, denied any involvement in fraud claiming that he was only “doing the will of God by trying to help the people fight poverty”.
According to him, it was his desire and God’s will to see people prosper that led him into operating what appears to be a Ponzi Scheme. Obi who claim to be a consecrated Bishop, possessing a diploma in theology explains thus:
“We write books such as ‘24 Nuggets for Successful Living’, ‘36 Nuggets for Successful Living’, ‘48 Nuggets for Successful Living’. We organise seminars and conferences on how to be successful. We tell the people to subscribe to these publications. If you subscribe with N10, 800, we give you N15, 000. If you subscribe with N18, 000, we give you N23, 000. I had about 30,000 subscribers and I was paying them”.
According to him, when he left Agbor for Lagos, his desire was to expand his subscription base but his subscribers were impatient.
“If they allowed me to hold the conference in Lagos, I would have paid them,” he claimed.
However, some of his victims who have continued to throng the EFCC office, since his arrest, described him as a “fraud”.
One of them, Janet Amaka Okafor, said the Bishop sold a dummy to them by claiming that he was from the famous Gideons International, based in the United States.
She said: “He organised seminars in Agbor market that he was from Gideons International and that their mission was to help eradicate poverty in Nigeria.
“He told us that unlike in the past when Gideons International distributed Bibles and Christian literatures, their mission now was to eradicate poverty”.
On how she became a victim of the scheme, Okafor, 35, who claims she has never participated in any Ponzi scheme in the past said she fell for his tricks because the “Bishop” swore with the Bible.
“The Bishop knelt down and swore with the Bible. He convinced us that he was from Texas, USA and we believed him. I subscribed with N10, 800 and he paid me N15, 000. It was after this that he engaged over 60 of us as canvassers. I brought many people including my relations and friends. All together, they invested over N5 million”.
Another victim, Bessie Nwadibire, 67, said the Bishop was very deceptive from the beginning.
“When he came to the market he gave out drinks and dashed some people money as much as N50, 000 as he said the poverty rate in Nigeria was too high,” Nwadibire said, praying and hoping that the Bishop will be made to refund her money.
Expressing gratitude that the EFCC has arrested the Bishop, she said, “Before he was arrested, we went into hiding, because all the people who invested their money into the business through me have threatened to kill me unless I refund their money. The money is over N8, 000, 000 (Eight Million Naira) only”.
The same tale of woes has become the lot of Wisdom Aderemor Okpuzor, a civil servant based in Agbor.
Okpuzor who said she had to flee her home for fear of being attacked described the Bishop as “callous and evil”.
The suspect will soon be arraigned in court. (NAN)
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