August 18, 2022

Reporters’ Diary

Factual Reportage

Onilude promises adequate security, tourism exploration

The re-elected Chairman, Badagry Local Government, Mr Olusegun Onilude, has promised to continue to provide adequate security and explore tourism in Badagry.

Onilude made the promise at his inauguration as the Executive Chairman of the Council for a second term in office.

The theme of the event was titled: “Towards a Better Today and a Greater Tomorrow”.

According to him, security is a global issue and Badagry is not completely exempted even though she enjoys the serenity and ambience of its natural location and great people.

 “Our successful effort in persuading cultists to renounce cultism and repentant cultists’ laying down of arms, was another way of strengthening security in our dear council.

 “The relative peace Badagry enjoyed when the #EndSars protests was hijacked by criminal elements and turned violent across most parts the state, is a testament to these proactive efforts of our administration.

“We will not rest on our oars,” he said.

The chairman also promised to explore the tourism sector to generate employment opportunity for the teeming youths of the council.

 “Tourism is an area that I believe our administration can do more. It is no doubt one of the most unique selling points of the city and an industry that we can generate decent Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from.

“We are therefore taking a systematic approach to exploring this resource beyond a cosmetic approach,” he said.

He said that his administration would continue to support his administration’s quarterly Business Support Programme, for business owners in Badagry.

Onilude said that his administration was committed on the gains achieved in these areas.

The Chairman also promised to support traditional institutions for the advancement of their communities.

He said that the testimonies and feedback from his administration education support programmes, were a testament that they were making progress in producing lettered and skilled youth population.

 “We did not limit ourselves to conventional means in ensuring we give education support, which is bursary, to aid knowledge acquisition by our students.

“In a new administration, we shall ensure continued support for our indigent students.

 “We supported various youth’s initiatives by the peace loving and very creative youths of our council area.

 “We shall continue to engage these vibrant stakeholders, to ensure we deliver a better today and a greater tomorrow for them,” he said.

In his remarks, the traditional ruler of Ajido Community, representing all traditional rulers in Badagry, Aholu Saheed Adamson congratulated Onilude on his success at the poll.

He urged him to remember his campaign promises and work for the upliftment of all communities in Badagry.