The Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Executive Chairman, Mr David Olusegun Odunmbaku, has reiterated his administration’s commitment in uplifting the living standard of the residents of his council area.
Odunmbaku said several initiatives have been put in place through his HEYS agenda (Health, Education, Youths empowerment and Social infrastructure) to achieve this.
This was made known in a goodwill message while addressing participants at the WaterAid and Kimberly-Clark Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project event held at the Amber Residence, Ikeja on Wednesday.
He said: “Our administration has been relentless at uplifting the living standards of the citizens through the HEYS agenda (Health, Education, Youths empowerment and Social infrastructure) as our focal driving factors.”
“As our foremost agenda, and going by the mantra “Health is Wealth”, this administration holds the Health and wellbeing of our people dearly to our heart. This prompted us to embark on the overhauling, rehabilitation and upgrading of the Seven (7) Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) within the LCDA. Three of them on completion and upgrade will provide 24-hours services with availability of competent personnel and world-class medical equipment.”
While thanking partners and donors for supporting his administration said the projects would give people the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits that the project provides, such as the availability of handwashing facilities and hygiene kits in public facilities such as schools, community centres, and primary healthcare centres.
“Our utmost gratitude also goes to our donors and partners in progress, WaterAid and Kimberly Clark Foundation, for magnanimously selecting our dear LCDA to be one of the foremost launch bases of this highly beneficial project in Lagos State. This kind of action would also further boost our commitments and morale to do more for our people.”
He clarified further that facilitation of large-scale hygiene promotion in semi-urban and remote rural communities and more. Odunmbaku noted that these are in tandem with the Lagos State’s schemes as captured in Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda.
Present at the event include the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission (LASWARCO), Mrs Funke Femi Adepoju; Director in the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Engr. (Mrs) Lanke Taiwo; Ikorodu North LCDA Executive Chairman, Mr Adeola Adebisi Banjo; representative of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Engr. Adegbite, Project Manager of WaterAid, Mrs Nanbam Michael and representative of country director of WaterAid, Mr Ukeme Essien.