Unemployment Rate Would Soon Be Drastically Reduced In Apapa- Olumuyiwa Jimoh
Efforts are being made by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government in Lagos State to reduce unemployment rate in Apapa area of the state.
According to the lawmaker representing Apapa Constituency 2 in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh, the teeming youths in the constituency need jobs so that they could be more useful to themselves and the society.
He stressed that the most important needs of his people is unemployment and that the government would continue to tackle this by training and retraining the people.
Speaking to journalists during a visit to the people of the area on Monday January 14, 2019, Hon. Jimoh added that he would continue to do his best as a representative of the people of the constituency.
Jimoh, who is seeking a reelection into the assembly in the 2019 general elections under the APC, stated that Lagos as a megacity deserves good representations so that it could continue to develop with time.
“Government’s work cannot finish. I want to continue to serve my people and make life better for them. This is a normal constituency visit to see our people and you can see the joy in them.
“They would continue to enjoy what we have been giving them, and enjoy the dividends of democracy under my representation.
“I want to tell you that some of them are staff of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC), which is a product of one of our laws.
“The issue of state police is also what everybody wants, and we will continue to make laws that would help the people,” he said.
The lawmaker however, urged the electorates to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari, APC Governorship candidates across the country, the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, senatorial candidates of the party, its candidates for the Federal House of Representatives and the party’s candidates for states houses of assembly.
Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh had earlier distributed notebooks to pupils of some primary schools in the area as a way of reaching out to the people.
Meanwhile, the party’s andidate for Apapa Federal Constituency for the House of Representatives, Hon. Mufutau Egberongbe has vowed to engage the Federal Government on the perennial Apapa gridlock.
Egberongbe, a two-term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly made this vow at the same event.
The politician stated that if he emerged winner of the 2019 elections to represent the constituency at the federal parliament, concerted effort would be made to end the nightmare of gridlock in the area.
“Mainly, the job of a legislator is representation and to make laws for the betterment of one’s immediate society, the state at large and Nigeria in general.
“As a legislator at the green chamber, the focus mainly will be the gridlock in Apapa. This has been a problem. I have raised that and challenged that fronttaly at as a member of the state House of Assembly.
“The tank farms need to be regulated, and they need to be relocated to allow the people live a more comfortable and abundant life, ” he said.
According to him, the tank farms must be moved to where they were meant to be situated somewhere in Ibeju-Lekki based on the masterplan of the state.
Egberongbe added that there was need to support the Federal Government on the rejuvenation of rail lines to ease movement of goods from the Apapa port.
He said that the waterways must also be rejuvenated along railway through Public Private Partnerships (PPP), saying that the government must create an enabling environment for this to happen.
The former lawmaker said that he would raise motions and sponsor bills on the challenges facing the area to better the lives of the people.
“I will be joining hands with the progressive elements in the Green Chamber to make these possible,” the candidate added.
On the environment, Egberongbe said that he would also tackle issues of environmental degradation, carnal blockage, and pollutions in the NASS.
The candidate, who urged the electorates to vote the APC as the only party of integrity, advised the youth to shun all forms of violence.
He said that the electioneering processes and elections were not about thuggery, but about installing the desired change to better the lot of the society.
Also speaking, the Executive Chairman of Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Hon.
Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed expressed satisfaction with the large turnout of members of the party, describing this as an indication that the APC would win the 2019 elections.
Akande-Mohammed said: “See the large number of people here, we are not doing rally or campaign now. Our party is on ground, we don’t have problems winning the elections.”
Scores of party leaders and faithful were in attendance at the event.