ABEOKUTA – The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Adesegun Abdul-Majid Adekoya (Attacker) representing Ijebu-North/East Local/Ogun Waterside Federal constituency has laid the foundation of a shopping mall for the people of Ijebu-Imusin to boost the economy status of the area.
Adesegun, during the laying of the foundation of the shopping mall tagged “IMUSIN AJINA SHOPPING MALL” hinted that the project was conceived as part of his campaign promises to the good people of Ijebu-Imusin, in Ijebu East Local Government Area.
Boasting that Ijebu-Imusin is a fast-growing and sprawling business community in his Federal Constituency, Attacker said a shopping mall was projected to open new commercial vistas to boost economic growth and development.
While speaking on the syndrome of JAPA, ATTACKER, maintained that “everyone of us cannot move or drift to the cities or urban centres, hence such a project as this modern shopping centre will bring unprecedented development and improve the economy of individuals and boost the internally generated revenue of the local Council.
“So, those of us who have chosen to stay behind at home, and for settlers among us, a Mall of this weight and stature will be a life-changing intervention for everyone.
“It is one of the many landmark projects and programmes that your votes and mandates for me as your representative at the House of Representatives since 2015 through 2019 to date have been brought to our Federal Constituency.
“I cannot use this medium to begin to enumerate or list all the projects so far facilitated as time is not on our side.
“However, I am convinced that many of those projects that our towns and communities will not be strange to many of our people around the three local government areas that make up our Federal Constituency.
“Apart from the projects; many of which are either long completed, or that are ongoing, I have sponsored Bills and motions that are geared towards bringing federal government presence to our Federal Constituency.
“It is my hope, faith and belief that when this Shopping Mall which we have appropriately tagged IMUSIN AJINA SHOPPING MALL is completed, it will become a source of financial conveniences, growth and development for individuals, our town and indeed Ijebu-East Local government.”
He added that he is in government office so as to better the lives of his constituents whose mandate will continue to speak as far as he is still representing them.
“I am in office to better the lives of the lots of my people whose mandate I will continue to seek as far as my representation and parliamentary responsibilities, and delivery will form the basis for their support, and reasons for giving me their mandate time and time again.”
He, however, thanked His Royal Majesty, Kabiyesi, Oba Stephen Onafowokan, the Oloko of Ijebu-Imusin, and other traditional rulers in the area, the Local government Chairman, Hon. Wale Adedayo, the Bishop of Ijebu Anglican Diocese, the Iyaolaja of Ijebu-Imusin and other stakeholders for their support in making the day a reality.
“I wish to assure you all that this project will be completed within the scheduled time without hitches,” Adekoya added.
A former Council Chairman of Ijebu East local government, Hon Raphael Olaosebikan while speaking at the ground-breaking event lauded the direct impact of Adekoya’s tenure on the mass of the people.
According to him, the LG has never had it so good with quality representation from previous occupiers of the seat over the years.
“Adekoya has given back to our community in a very commendable way after the completion of 20-lock up shops at one of our markets in the LG area,” the ex-council boss added.
In his own remarks, Hon. Zadiuos Ahmed, a PDP chieftain in Ijebu East thanked Hon. Adekoya for his continued contributions to the development of the LG.
“We are happy to witness the remarkable achievement of Hon Adekoya in virtually all the major towns and villages in this area.
“His feat touched on rural electrification, construction and renovation of maternity centres, construction of several blocks of classroom, provision of solar lights, road rehabilitation, construction of rural bridges, market stalls and many others.
“The birth of the ultramodern shopping mall is another project that we all appreciate,” Zadious concluded.
Dignitaries at the ground breaking exercise include the traditional of Ilodo, HRH Oba Isiaka Ajede, Obelu of Esure, HRH Oba AbdulSamad Olalekan Kasali, Elesugbon of Esugbon, HRH Oba Muhideen Olu Hassan, HRH Oba MAO Adenaike and Magunsen of Itamarun, Oba Fakoya.
Others were Engr. Bayo Dayo, former state chairman of PDP in Ogun state, Hon. Jigan Taiwo, Mrs Omolayo Afolorunsho, Mr. Adesumbo Taiwo, and Alhaji Babatunde Animashaun.