– Councilors to pass Bill on Ejigbo residents’ database
By Olushola Okowole
The legislative arm of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) is set to pass a bill to establish a database of the residents living in the community.
The Council Leader, Hon. Lanre Akinbowale, who spoke to ECHONEWS disclosed that work was still ongoing on the bill to make sure that the council has proper record of its citizens.
He said when passed, the bill would compel the council to gather information on the people living in the community through the Community Development Associations (CDAs), the landlords and all owners of properties in Ejigbo.
He added that the council would not only capture the number of the people living in a particular area, but also have to document their jobs as that would guard against insecurity in the community.
He said the essence of the bill is to curb criminal activities and to have a safe community, adding that it would also help the police on their job.
According to him, the bill has passed the first reading in the chamber, saying when it gets to the stage of public hearing all the stakeholders would be brought together for their opinions.
The council leader revealed that two bills on environmental sanitation and provision of night security in all CDAs have been passed into bye laws.
He said the bills were passed to make sure all environmental security issues in the community were tackled as he made reference to the sealing up of Screen Hotel by the council on court order last week.
He said: “The provision of night security in all the CDAs is to make sure that if any CDA engages night guards; all residents must comply by paying the security levy so as to pay the night guards for effective operations.
“Anybody in such community, who refuses to pay the security levy, will have to face the law and will be counted to be prime suspect to the crime in the community. And such person will be arrested.”
He however promised, with the approval of the council chairman and other departments at the council, to create more awareness of the law, saying the councillors would go to their wards to create the awareness.