The society suffers not because of the deeds of bad men but the silence and inactions of good men; thus it’s always of great delight when good men are not only given the much needed platform to rule but also when they rise up to the occasion.
Such experience not only bring succor, prosperity and happiness to the people, it also bring renew hope that the human society can be sustained and improved upon. Such is the feeling of euphoria of the people of Akure North & South federal constituency under the administration of Hon. Omolafe Adedayo popularly known as Expensive.
Coming out tall and strong, he has successfully redefined good representation within and outside his constituency, through his amazing and exemplary leadership qualities, he has done the unimaginable and unprecedented among his people; birthing laudable sustainable projects and initiatives which has indeed changed the narrative for good among his people.
Proving himself worthy of being called an Honorable member of the House of Representative, he has proven that he is one not by title or position but in deeds and by deeds, his words, his bond; he has honorably held on his words and has continued to fulfill his electoral promises.
Highly regarded as a strong grassroots politician, a astute politician whose supporters and followers cut across the various societal social stratification, the young and old, male and female as well as the rich and the poor, his brilliant and progressive personality is one which endears people across all divide to him.
The election which saw him elected as a member of the Federal House of Representative was a highly unprecedented one, one which saw him make records that will be hard to break in the next few decades especially considering the complicated identity of the nation’s socio-political base. In the history of elections and politics in the state, he became the only the politician who during the election won every available ward and units in his constituency to emerge winner, a feat which has not been achieved by anyone before him.
It’s a thing for politicians to win elections on the strides of godfatherism, however in his case his victory was a pure testament of the will and the voice of the people, his victory was a convincing one having won the hearts of the people to becoming their preferred candidate.
Ever since his assumption into office as the people’s representative, he has done amazingly well by creating and ensuring the institutionalization of a people oriented administration where the will of the people is done and their interest advanced and protected.
More amazing is the fact that when other lawmakers in other states had used the incident of the covid-19 as an excuse to avoid performing their duties as expected, Hon. Omolafe Adedayo swung to action even before the NASS had fully settled down for proper legislative duties.
Notable amongst some of the projects of Hon. Omolafe Adedayo are: befitting Constituency Offices at Ijapo, Akure South & Iju in Akure North staffed with competent Aides for robust interaction with the constituents.
i. Employment assistance to the eligible Applicants to Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police & other public & private Establishments.
i. Construction of Civic Center at Osi, Akure North
ii. Grading of Igoba Roads, Akure North
iii. Supply of Transformer to Adejubu Community, Akure North
iv. Ongoing Electrification of Igbatoro Road, Akure North
v. Erection of solar powered streets light in Edo lodge Axis
vi. Empowerment training for 50 youths in Tailoring, perfume & soap making in partnership with SMEDAN.
vii. Peace & Conflict resolution training of selected Akure Youths
viii. Distribution of multi- Million Naira worth of Palliatives to cushion the effects of covid-19 Pandemic across the Akure Federal Constituency.
Under his Education support scheme to assist indigent students which includes payment of school fees, he has achieved the following
i. Distribution of free UTME (JAMB) Forms to 200 beneficiaries across the Constituency in 2020
ii. Financial assistance to countless of our constituents to meet Heath, Social, Religious, Education & Cultural demands.
iii. Enrolment of many constituents for N-POWER Programmes
Other projects, bills and initiatives brought into existence by him are-
i. Ongoing processing of Agric Loans for famers.
ii. A motion on the floor of National Assembly about the state of insecurity in Nigeria after the gruesome murder of the daughter of Pa Rueben Fasoranti’s daughter. This spurred our law enforcement agents into action to arrest the perpetrators.
iii. A voice against Anti- social media bill.
iv. Visitation to Hon. Minister of Works & Housing on the deplorable status of Ondo state roads. This led to the intervention of Ministry of Works to start rehabilitation of Akure- Ikere Road.
v. A letter to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs & Disaster Management on behalf of Victims of Bomb blast @ Alayere/ Ilu Abo communities. This led to Federal Government intervention.
vi. Construction of Health Care centre at Omoniyi Estate, Akure.
vii. Purchase of multi-Million Naira Hospital Equipments which will be distributed to Health centers across the Constituency
viii. Purchase of Ambulances to aid Health service delivery. These will be distributed to various health centres.
ix. Construction of solar- powered Borehole project at Ifepade community, Oshinle Quarters, Akure.
x. Construction of borehole project at Obanla community, Akure.
xi. Construction of modern toilets & bathroom for the traders & Butchers at Araromi/ Odo Eran, Akure.
xii. Empowerment of 500 small scale Entrepreneurs with 100 thousand Naira each to stabilize their businesses.
xiii. Training of 200 constituents in Agro-prenuership & empowering them with 50 thousand Naira each as a take -off grant.
xiv. Facilitation of 300 constituents who benefitted from 20 thousand Naira conditional cash transfer scheme of the Federal Government
xv. Facilitation of 200 constituents who benefitted from Federal government Covid-19 grants of 30 thousand Naira each.
xvi. Construction of Culverts & drains at CanaanLand 1& 2, Ijoka Akure.
xvii. Dredging of the popular Elegbin River, Isinka to stop the perennial flooding which annually destroyed houses & led to loss of lives.
xviii. Grading of the troublesome & long abandoned Talk -of -the- town Road, Ondo Road, Akure.
xix. Construction of abandoned Odige Culvert, Akure.
The aforementioned projects are work done by just a man who is like everyone else, the only thing that set him aside is his willingness and readiness to commit himself to the path of progress and development for the sake of his people. While he has done many, he has shown no sign of stopping as many Constituency projects across the Federal Constituency are in the pipeline as his team have visited the sites across the Federal Constituency, with the officials of Federal MDAs. Akure South/North Federal Constituency is poised for more developmental works and projects all thanks to Hon. Omolafe Adedayo, a man who truly cares for the interest of his people, one who is ever ready to go the extra mile.
Hon. Omolafe is committed to quality representation in order to deliver more democratic dividends to the good people of Akure North/ Akure South Federal Constitutes
Femi Salako wrote this piece from Akure.