- Senator Solomon Adeola says he remains committed to the struggle to make Lagos a better place
- Adeola, who was agent to Ahmad Lawan during the election at the Senate, promises to pursue the recognition of the 37 LCDAs in Lagos
- The senator adds that he would continue with all his personal projects for his constituents
The senator representing Lagos West at the National Assembly, Solomon Adeola, said on Wednesday, June 3, that the coast is now clear for a more effective representation of his constituents.
Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, said this about 24 hours after he seconded the nomination of Ahmad Lawan as the president of the ninth Senate.
The senator said part of his goal is to ensure he wins the fight for the recognition of the 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) created in Lagos state by the administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Chief Kayode Odunaro, Adeola also promised to work for the national interest in the 9th Senate.
Speaking at an inauguration dinner organised to celebrate his second term in the Senate, Adeopa, who was the agent to Lawan during the voting exercise at the upper chamber, noted that he effectively represented his people during the eighth National Assembly, but added that he would do more this time since the coast is clearer.
He promised to continue putting issues of his constituents’ welfare and interest of Nigeria in the front burner of the ninth Senate.
“I once again restate my resolve to represent you and not represent myself in the Senate. I state clearly that I will continue with all my personal projects like public toilets, boreholes and transformers for my constituents in addition to constituency projects I am able to attract.
“I hereby restate my legislative agenda to include the continuation of the struggle to get constitutional recognition for our legally and constitutionally created 37 LCDAs; continue the agitation for a ‘special status’ and funding for Lagos state as the former Federal Capital Territory and economic capital of Nigeria and pursuit of a new revenue allocation formula that gives more funds to states and local government councils.
“I have also committed myself to media welfare bill passage as well as support for any water provision related bills in the ninth Senate,” the senior legislator said.
He asked his constituents to count on him to defend democracy and its institutions from any dictatorial tendencies and work in tandem with the programmes of the APC and the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari.
Some dignitaries at the event included James Odumbaku and Pa Tajudeen Olusi both members of the Lagos State Governor’s Advisory Council(GAC); the Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland, HRM Oba Kehinde Olugbenle; the APC national women leader (South West), Chief Kemi Nelson and the Lagos APC chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.
Legit.ng earlier reported that how Ahmad Lawan emerged the Senate president of the ninth National Assembly.
Lawan defeated his main challenger and senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, after the counting of the ballot by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng. We have upgraded to serve you better.
Is democracy working for Nigeria? | Legit TV