It will be recalled that Odeda citizens home and abroad are known for a popular slogan among the elitists which is (“Odeda Gbayi” and they reply with “Ogbeye”) little wonder why the Executive Chairman of Odeda Local Government Area, Hon. Folasade Adeyemo coined her mantra from the slogan which she termed as GBAYI.
GBAYI is an acronym synchronized to addressed key issues the Chairman hoped to address during her term in office as the Chairman of the council.
You would recall that she explained the meaning of each letter in the GBAYI to us as follows:
B-Better and improved quality education,
A- Accessible Health care,
Y- Youth Engagement and women empowerment, and
I- Infrastructural development and security
Let’s take a trip to the Chairman’s first 30 days in Office and see how she fares; taking a closer look at the areas she promised to look into while seeking the electorate votes.
Nigeria is operating a democratic government, and by extension so does the state and the local government across the country. Haven said that, nobody can represent the people in a democratic dispensation without carrying the people along in his or her programs.
The first principal assignment carried out by Hon. Folasade Adeyemo was the inauguration of Odeda Local Government Area Legislative council. This was done to demonstrate that her administration believed in the rule of law and to assure the people once again that our legislative council shall always play their role as stipulated in the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
In line with the well-thought-out plan by Hon. Folasade Adeyemo, she spent a very good time receiving and brainstorming with the custodian of our communities’ headship in their formal associations such as CDAs and CDCs.
During her first thirty days in office, the Chairman has met with CDcs and CDAs leadership whose scope covers more than 80 villages and community in Odeda Local Government Area with the aim of identifying critical problems the community leaders would like the government to prioritize in a bid to reach out to our people in the most pressing areas of their needs.
The Chairman is still consulting with stakeholders as we speak
and has called upon individuals, group of persons and organizations who might want to partner with her administration in any capacity whatsoever, to make life better for the entire people of Odeda local government area to come out en-mass and invest in Odeda local government area.
BETTER AND IMPROVED QUALITY EDUCATION:
Within this 30 days, the Chairman has received different NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations) who are ready to partner with her administration to make educational institutions in Odeda local government a standard for others to emulate.
Great Minds International Education Organizations (One of those NGOs); pledged their support to this current administration in Odeda Local Government as a partner that is ready to work with the Council in whatever capacity requires making education attractive once again in the Local Government Area.
The Progressive Teachers’ Forum (P.T.F) and Nigeria Union of Teachers (N.U.T) also pledged their full support for this administration in the area of quality and improved educational curriculum delivery across learning centres in Odeda local government area.
ACCESSIBLE HEALTH CARE:
1. Illegal Dumpsite Prohibited Across the Local Government Area
There is a popular saying, Health is Wealth and so is the mindset of Hon. Folasade Adeyemo who take the health sector with utmost importance. As soon as she stepped into office, She launched a fantastic sanitation/hygiene campaign that she tagged as KYECC (Keep Your Environment Clean Campaign) which was set out to address the indiscriminate dumping of refuse close to human habitations across the council. The Campaign was kicked-off at Obantoko area of Odeda Local Government where an illegal dumpsite that was very close to human habitations and a public primary school for years was evacuated with immediate effect and the degradation of the ecosystem by the nefarious activities has been put to an end in Odeda Local Government.
2. Ruwatsan Trained Advocates On How To Stop Open Defecation In Odeda LGA
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency also trained advocates who by extension shall be visiting our villages to orientate the inhabitants about the hazards of open defecation to human health. This and KYECC(Keep Your Environment Clean Campaign) was meant to control the hygiene system to prevent breakouts of epidemics such as diarrhea and other pipe/water-borne diseases.
3. Distribution of Insecticide Treated Net:
In order to keep family safe and free from the most common/the deadliest fever in Africa; Malaria, Odeda is also one of the beneficiaries of free distribution of Mosquito repellant nets. The net was distributed from door to door to safe people from the stress of having to converging as crowd in this Covid-19 pandemic era.
YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT:
1.SMEDAN: Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria also visited Odeda within this first 30 days in office and trained well over 80 citizens/residents of Odeda Local government Area on how to grow a small scale business and cultivate savings culture as true means of escaping the claws of poverty. After the training, the same number of people were registered to benefit from Federal Government grants for SMEs.
2.FABRIC TRAINING: The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in partnership with some private sector players organized training for Ogun state Youths/Women, Odeda Local Government is a huge beneficiary of the just concluded program.
3.FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNCONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER:
The great people of Odeda both male/female, Old/young also benefited from the just concluded unconditional Cash transfer empowerment program by the Federal government of Nigeria.
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT/ SECURITY:
The Executive Chairman of Odeda Local Government, Hon. Folasade Adeyemo and her vice, Hon. Yaya Adigun took a tour round a majority of the existing public facilities in the council to assess their physical and operational conditions to know where to come in.
One of the facilities inspected includes the newly renovated police station at Eleso village near Bakatari.
All these were done in a bit to take the dividends of democracy to the nooks and crannies of Odeda local government Area.
A stakeholder meeting on security was also held at the Council Secretariat to ensure that Odeda remains a peaceful hub for all and sundry.
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