Haven spent the earlier parts of the week navigating a chain of events commemorating the celebration of Hon. Samson Folorunso Olatunde’s two years of remarkable progress in office, the entire Olorunda LCDA in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday, 10th October, 2019 witnessed a befitting finale for the celebration of stellar achievements.
It didn’t all start and end at the Council Secretariat as one would expect as the program picked up from where it left off the day before with two more projects commissioned.
First was the Ultra-Modern Marriage Registry, Ibereko which is classed as one of the very best in the state, and then there was Area Office, Ibereko.
Both projects were commissioned by The Deputy State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos State, Chief Sunny Akinsanya Ajose.
The procession then proceeded to the Council Secretariat, Olorunda where the main event took flight.
The APC party Chairman Olorunda, LCDA, Alhaji Ade Balogun took to the podium and could not help showering Hon. Samola with encomiums.
He however urged the entire Olorunda LCDA to form the wings by which the Council Chairman can soar even higher.
While delivering his address, Chief Sunny Akinsanya Ajose, State Vice Chairman APC and Chairman, Apex leaders forum, Badagry Local Government drew cheers from the crowd as he validated and declared his endorsement of Hon. Samola for a second term in office.
In his words: “When he came on, I doubt anyone could have imagined he would perform to this height. For sustained development, let’s get Samola over the line for a second term in office.”
The event also saw Hon. Samola rolling out some poverty alleviation activities including but not limited to distribution of refrigerators, sewing machines, generators, clippers, hair dryers, grinding machines amongst others. There were also cash grants to the needy, old and frail, widows and SMEs.
Also witnessed were hundreds of beneficiaries receiving food stuffs targeted at the needy such as garri, beans and rice. Bursary was also awarded to qualified students with over 100 beneficiaries on record.
As if that was not enough, the unwaivering council Mayor also donated transformers to 5 communities whose electricity was in dire need of an intervention.
This announcement drew the loudest cheers of the day as residents of benefitting communities couldn’t contain their awe for the Chairman.
Expressing his pleasure in Samola was Mr. Tunde Jinadu, a sewing – machine recipient, who said: “What we are witnessing in this LCDA at the moment is one of a kind as far as I know. We are among the few who are enjoying great leadership. Kudos to Hon. Samola, now I am even better placed to do my work well.”
Corroborating the confession of Mr Jinadu was Ms Sanni Rasheedat, another beneficiary of cash grant who extolled the Chairman. She declared : “In fact, I am overwhelmed. They say seeing is believing and here I am living a dream. With Samola, our future looks great.”
In his keynote address, the man of the moment, The Executive Chairman of Olorunda LCDA, Hon. Samson Folorunso Olatunde credited the people and their support as pivotal to the achievements of his administration.
He proceeded to read out an extensive list of the achievements of his administration under two years in office after which he read out the names of the communities who were going home with transformers.
He caught up with the media afterwards and seemed even more focused on bringing more dividends to his people.
In his words: “I give glory to God almighty for how far we have come. We are no longer where we used to be as a people but there’s a lot yet to be done and that’s where our focus is from this moment.”