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Constituency projects: I’ll continue to uplift people of Lagos West — Sen. Adeola



The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen. Solomon Adeola, on Tuesday vowed to continue carrying out projects that would uplift the people of his  Lagos West constituency.

Adeola made the pledge while speaking at the end of the fish training and empowerment he facilitated for 150 constituents in Lagos, according to a statement by Chief Kayode Odunaro, his Special Adviser on Media.

The training and empowerment of the youths, drawn from all the local government areas in the senatorial district, took place at the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology.

Adeola said it was a practical demonstration of ‘’teaching a man how to fish for a living instead of giving him fish for a period”.

“This is yet another impactful project for the benefit of my constituents with direct and multiplier effects,” he said.

The senator also expressed satisfaction at the progress of work on the ongoing constituency projects he facilitated in Lagos West following his tour of the projects.

“So far, solar-powered boreholes with 10 million cubic litre capacity and water treatment have been completed in Agege, Ikeja, Mushin and Alimosho Local Government Areas.

“This is in addition to solar-powered street lights in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ikeja, Agege, Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho, Mushin, Badagry and Ojo LGAs.

“These projects affect my constituents directly, and I am happy at the pace of execution,” he said.

Adeola said that he would continue to monitor all the projects he facilitated in his constituency to get the desired value.

He said he would soon distribute empowerment items such as grinding machines, grinders, sewing machines and others to constituents across the 28 councils and Local Council Development Areas in the senatorial district.

Adeola said he would distribute the items in a way that would not breach COVID-19 protocols.

He said that the items would be distributed transparently to benefit the needy people of the constituency.

Dr Chuks Obiorah, Provost, College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island, said the beneficiaries of the training also received a workbook manual covering all aspects of fish production and fish business from sales to marketing.

The provost said the training lasted for two weeks, and was expected to cover 1000 participants by the end of 2020 with beneficiaries getting empowerment items courtesy of Sen. Adeola.

He commended Adeola for the initiative, saying it was a step toward achieving sustainable development through employment and food security.

Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

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