The lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties, Honourable Olusola Sokunle, has commissioned nine boreholes in Oshodi, assuring residents of more projects in the constituency.
The lawmaker, who commenced the commissioning at Ishola Daniel Street, stated that the water project was to partly fulfill his campaign promises.
He asserted that soon after he resumed as the legislator representing the constituency, he did a survey to identify the major problem facing the constituency and discovered that over 70 per cent of residents lacked access to potable water.
He added that every resident of Oshodi is the owner of the boreholes, urging them to use the facilities with care so that they would last long.
The lawmaker also urged government at all levels to invest more in the provision of potable water, stressing that the provision of such social amenity should not be left in the hands of private individuals.
He assured the residents that he would facilitate state projects, declaring that more roads would soon be rehabilitated in the constituency by the state government.
“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has done well in terms of road reconstruction and rehabilitation in our constituency. I know of Brown Street and Igbeyinadun Road rehabilitation which were facilitated by me when the state government asked about their state. There are other nine roads in our constituency which will also be rehabilitated. I know work will start soon,” Sokunle said.
Speaking at the commissioning, the Regent of Oshodi, Alhaji Biliaminu Akinola, stated that the borehole project was executed at the right time, as residents of the constituency had suffered lack of access to potable water for the past 16 years. He stated further that he was happy that the lawmaker was fulfilling his campaign promises.
Akinola also called on residents to make conscious efforts to maintain the project, while urging the Federal Government to quickly solve the problem of power supply facing the country.