Lai Mohammed Rallies Support For APC In Kwara
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of 1 x 6MVA Transmission substation in Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, with a call on the people of the state to sustain their support for APC in the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Speaking at the occasion on Thursday, Alhaji Mohammed, who was accompanied by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Engr. Sule Abdulazeez, the Council of traditional chiefs and some APC stalwarts in the state, said the project would lead to improved power supply to Oro and its environs, boost economic activities, especially for artisans and small and medium scale
businesses, and enhance the social development of the people.
He therefore implored the people of the community to ensure peace and security in order to enable the contractor to deliver the project within the stipulated time.
“Of course, our support must not be for this project alone. We must continue to own and protect similar recent projects in this area,
including the tarred intra-city roads at Oro, the ICT Centres at Oro Grammar School and Offa Grammar School, as well as the modern
hospitals at Oro and Igbaja. These projects, which are dividends of democracy, are aimed at enhancing the quality of life of our people.
”I want to say that there are more where these projects came from.
Therefore, I implore you all to continue to support our party at all levels so that we can in turn continue to deliver to you the dividends
of democracy. This is the essence of governance,” the Minister said.
He said the project is worth $8 million, with N3 billion local content.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of TCN, Engr. Abdulazeez, said the project is one of those aimed at achieving reliable and quick bulk electricity for the Distribution Companies.
He said Oro currently depends on the Isanlu Feeder Supplies of 8MW of electricity to 11 surrounding communities, stressing that the
situation would change as soon as the transmission station comes on stream.
Dignitaries at the occasion include the Chairman of the Board of the NBC, Alhaji Bashir Bolarinwa, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Mohammed Bello Abioye, and Chairman Governing Board, Federal
Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Akogun Iyiola Oyeyipo among others.
Sanwo-Olu Concludes Campaigns, Pledges To Build Prosperous, Equitable Society For All
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday concluded his re-election campaign in line with the electoral guideline that mandates all parties to end their political campaigns 48hours to election.
The Governorship and House of Assembly election holds on Saturday.
Sanwo-Olu, in a message to Lagosians on his social media handle, pledged to build a more prosperous and equitable society for all.
He said a vote for him on Saturday is a vote for continuous infrastructural development.
Sanwo-Olu is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s election.
‘Today marks the end of our election campaign and the beginning of a new journey towards a greater Lagos.
“We will continue to work with you and for you to build a more prosperous and equitable society for all. That is our promise,” Sanwo-Olu said.
While expressing gratitude for the support he received during the campaign period and so far in office, the Governor assured that he would not take the support of the people for granted.
“I promise to work tirelessly to ensure that your voices are heard and that your needs are met.
“I am committed to ensuring that Lagos remains a hub for innovation, opportunity, development and growth.
“I am committed to leading with integrity, transparency, and accountability.
“I will work tirelessly to ensure every Lagosian has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
“Let’s work together to create the Lagos you want.
“Together, we can achieve great things for our beloved state.
“With all we’ve done, we have provided incontrovertible proof that a greater Lagos is indeed rising.
“A vote for me is a vote for continuous infrastructural development.
“Let’s keep Lagos moving forward,” he said.