Your Excellency, Chief Mrs Oluremi Tinubu
The Vice Chairman
Hon. Leader and other members of the Legislative Arm
Head of Administration and Management Staff
The former Sole Administrator of Ojodu LCDA
Your Royal Highness
Market Men and Women
Gentlemen of the press
Distinguished party Faithfuls
Ladies and gentlemen
It is indeed a very great delight and honor for me to welcome Her Excellency, Distinguished Senator of Nigeria, Chief (Mrs) Oluremi Tinubu and her entourage to this epoch-making event, which is the commissioning of the newly constructed vocational training Center and Rehabilitation of ICT Center Shogunro Ogba for the betterment and efficiency of our people and raising the standard of living of her citizenry.
It is a thing of joy for me and the good people of Ojodu gathered here today in celebrating our 500 days in office to appreciate our mentor who has deem it fit to honor us with her presence, and align with our administration projects.
The projects include
Your Excellency ma, it may interest you to know the history of the rehabilitated Ultra Modern ICT Center, it was built by Senator Ganiu Olanrewaju Solomon, and due to the flooding problem of the environment, the programme cannot take off until this present administration facilitates the rehabilitation by putting in place all the necessary facilities especially the construction of damp-proof course membrane for flood control.
Our distinguished Senator, and it may interest you to know that Ojodu LCDA has since inception of the current administration about 500 Days ago, put in place a visionary agenda in tandem with the dictum that truly “ITESIWAJU IPINLE EKO LO JE WA LOGUN”
As we all aware that the Executive Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has done a lot in raising the standard of living of Lagosians. It is in furtherance of this commitment that Ojodu LCDA under my humble supervision, executed some projects in line with the policy thrust of an all inclusive governance.
To this end, the LCDA has been able to execute the following projects in the last 500 days in office.
The commissioning of Vocational Training Center and Rehabilitation of Ultramodern ICT Center Shogunro Ogba today will encourage our youth, especially the women to be empowered. It is known that most graduates cannot get white collar job. Our country was recently reported by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to have been gradually out of economic recession, hence the need for the youth to be empowered, women as well as men in order to augment their income to meet immediate family need.
It is an established fact that the activities of our women and youths in the society often times constitute the backbone of our economy, and studies have shown that by empowering the youth and women, you should know that such economic opportunities are the keys to poverty reduction and economic growth.
In lieu of this, the LCDA needs to complement the efforts of the State Government at the grassroots level in reducing the rate of poverty and this can be achieved through various training of the youth and the women.
Let me inform our Distinguished Senator that the ICT Center will enable us to train those who are interested in learning how to be computer literate while the Vocational Training Center will offer the following skills:
My speech will not be complete without acknowledging the goal and objectives of Spelling Bee with the above need. Spelling Bee Competition is an initiative, developed and promoted by the former First Lady of Lagos State (Now Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria), Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi Tinubu, under the New Era Foundation.
Before I end my speech, let me once again appreciate Our own Yeye, Senator Oluremi Tinubu for honoring our invitation in commissioning of the laudable projects and being there for us as a mother. On behalf of myself, Exco, Legislators, Management Staff and entire citizens of Ojodu LCDA, we say a big thank you ma. We wish you more achievements in your undertakings.
ITESIWAJU IPINLE EKO LO JE WA LOGUN
Hon. (Engr.) Julius Olumuyiwa Oloro
Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA.