Town Hall Meeting: Agboola urges construct of bypass to link Emirate with Kwara South communities

The lawmaker representing Ilorin South state constituency in the Kwara state House of Assembly, Abdulraheem Jimoh Agboola, has called on the state government, traditional and religious leaders to take necessary steps to address complaints bothering on boundary issues between Ilorin South and neigbouring local governments.
At a town hall meeting held with stakeholders in his constituency, Agboola said the meeting was held to incorporate stakeholders’ views into his legislative agenda and action plan in order to realize the people’s aspiration and satisfy the yearnings of his constituents.
The meeting held few weeks after Agboola, the only lawmaker from the opposition party, was sworn in as a member of the state house of assembly after a protracted legal battle over who actually won the Ilorin South parliament seat.
In his speech, Agboola, who promised to ensure quality representation, expressed concern that Ilorin East and West have encroached on Ilorin South territory and its revenue base.
He therefore urged the state government to construct a bypass that will link Fufu to Idofian and Oke-Ose in order to improve economic activities in the areas.
While appealing to the state government on the need to address electricity challenge in Zango area of Ilorin, he also called for the transfer of ownership of Shaaba Market, Kulende, Ilorin to Ilorin South Local Government.
Stakeholders at the well-attended meeting took turns to make contributions and offer suggestions on various issues affecting the wellbeing of the constituents.
Balogun Fulani of Ilorin, Alhaji Abubakar Sidiq Fulani emphasized that what should be uppermost in the minds of all should be interests of Ilorin South state constituency while membership of political parties, religious beliefs and others should be downplayed.
In his remark, Abdulkadir Ameen, a residents who commended Agboola for coming up with the idea of a town hall meeting added that it will serve as a platform for the lawmaker to get feedback from constituents.
For his part, Alhaja Ramat Oba Ajara lamented the prevalence of drug abuse among young people in the country urged government at all levels to tackle it.
She blamed some religious leaders who she described as ‘prosperity’ preachers for indirectly encouraging and promoting the get rich quick syndrome among the young people while submitting that there is no easy money anywhere and that young people must be ready to work before getting rich rather than looking for easy money.
Daudu Fufu, Alhaji Isa Zubair lamented that the local government secretariat in Fufu has been abandoned by political office holders and the civil servants which has according to him negatively affected social and economic activities in the town. He added that the civil servants and political office holders would rather prefer to stay at the area office in Pake.
Alhaji Zubair however urged the lawmaker and the state government to correct the situation.
Dignitaries at the town hall meeting include Balogun Fulani of Ilorin, Alhaji Abubakar Sidiq Fulani, representative of the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Maruf Owolabi, Daudu Fufu, Alhaji Isa Zubair, Magaji Aleniboro, Alhaji Jimoh Yakub and Alhaji Moshood Aladi.
Others are Magaji Aladi, former member of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Tanke, former Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Atolagbe Alege, Auditor, Kwara sState PDP, Alhaji Ahmed Daramola, Alhaji Irewunmi, former Chairman, Ilorin South Local Government, Alhaji Usman Ebedi, Barrister Lanre Giwa and Alhaji Saka Kutigifu.

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