I started my empowerment programmes before Adewale’s death – Dayo Saka Fafunmi
A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Ifako Ijaye 1 Constituency, Hon. Dayo Saka Fafunmi, in an interview, has said that he is gunning for the vacant Ifako Ijaiye federal Constituency seat following the death of the occupant, Hon. Elijah Adewale.
It would be recalled that Late Adewale died in July at the age of 65 in his Abuja residence.
Declaring his ambition, a graduate of electrical engineer, Hon. Fafunmi said at the Lagos State of Assembly stakeholders meeting in reaction to insinuation that his empowerment programme was a Greek gift.
“I started the programme in June before Hon. Adewale’s death. So the constituency briefing has nothing to do with anybody… it is a public engagement exercise so as to get feedbacks and formulate policies that would have positive effects on the society.
“On the school bus commissioning, this is not my first time, in doing that. Even when late Adewale was alive, I have been providing free school bus rides for the students of Ifako Ijaiye. .. The constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria does not bar me from aspiring to any position, it is not as if I’m going to set a new precedent. Even in this dispensation we lost a Senator in Borno, and someone from the House of Reps moved up to replace him, there was now hues and cries.
“Only in Ifako Ijaiye people believe that trees planted must be cut at tender age, and if this trend is not curbed it will eventually be to the disadvantage of Ifako Ijaiye. If you look at the Lagos West Senatorial district, Alimosho is a shining light, it is because trees that were grown there were allowed to grow and mature. Now, it is forming a shed and protection for the younger ones in the area. I was in the state Assembly with now Senator ‘Yayi’ Olamilekan Adeola, he served two terms, he moved to House of Reps, today he is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“For me, it is not the amount of money in your pocket that matters but the numbers of lives you have affected positively. Students who are not even up to voting age see me and appreciate me by coming out of their classes to honour me,” the 46 year politician who is also a law graduate explained.
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