A Chairmanship Aspirant in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, South-West of Nigeria, Hon. Peter Ajayi, on Monday, assured the residents of the Local Council of an accountable, purposeful and responsible leadership when voted into power as the Executive Chairman of the Council Area in the forthcoming Local Government election in the State.
Ajayi, who is contesting under the flagship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed this while responding to an audience, explained that the residents of the local government deserve more than what they benefitted from successive governments in the council, stressing that he would carry along all stakeholders in the council in his government by operating on the principle of openness in governance.
He stated that grassroots development is the bedrock of the development of the nation and that the concentration of development at the local government level would help in eradicating poverty in the country.
He added that his experience as Supervisor for Market and Revenue Generation and as a Consultant on Revenue Generation as well as the Chairman of Committee on Revenue of the same Local Council Development Area in the past governments would help in managing the revenue of the council for the implementation of pro-masses projects in the area.
Ajayi stressed that his government would make sure that the projects to be executed in the Local Council Area are executed by professional contractors who are residents of the council thereby boosting the economy of the Council Area and as well creating jobs opportunities for the teeming youths of the LCDA.
The former Supervisor stated that the Local Council under his watch would not engage in projects that are not of direct importance to the lives and welfare of the people, saying that the people would constantly be consulted on their needs before embarking on any capital projects.
“Ejigbo people will be consulted widely before embarking on any capital project because they must have input in the process of policy formulation and implementation”, Ajayi said.
The Chairmanship Aspirant disclosed that his programmes and policy plan for the local council will be centred on youths and women empowerment, infrastructural development, senior citizens’ welfare, education, good health care service delivery, security and creation of enabling business environment for investors in the Local Council.