Isolo LCDA Chairman turns down school’s assistance request as he embarks on inspection tour of project sites
By Abolaji Adebayo
The Executive Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye, has turned down the request by the Headmistress of Akinbaiye Primary School, Mrs. Anifowoshe, to assist the school in replacing the furniture which had been damaged by rains.
Olaleye explained that the council had done more than enough for the school through intervention, adding that repair of schools is not within the purview of the local government but only assisted through intervention.
“SUBEB is the body that is saddle with the responsibility of building and repair of schools. What we are doing now is intervention. You can channel your request through SUBEB. We have done more than enough intervention here, we have responsibility for other sectors and we must channel resources to other sectors,” he said.
He said this while inspecting the repair work includes re-capping of the roof, re-capping of the roof of the Home Economic centre, drilling of a new borehole and building of new toilets for the school.
The chairman noted the slow pace of work at the site which he said did not augur well for the project, adding that the contractor was already behind schedule with pupils fully resumed for a new academic session.
He also observed that the new toilet facility was too open and accessible; a situation which he noted would allow pupils to have unrestricted access to the facility.
He therefore directed that the facility should be fenced off from the school building.
He also visited Olokun Street in Ishagatedo, where reconstruction of the road is currently on-going. The council boss also noted with dismay the slow pace of work on the drainage which according to him would affect the work schedule.
On a general note, the chairman expressed satisfaction on the extent of work carried out at the site even as he prayed for a clement weather to allow the contractor finish the reconstruction work on time.
When completed, Olokun Street would serve as a bye-pass to Ire-Akari Estate Road from Mushin Road. The road project is expected to be complimented with solar-powered streetlights.
Olaleye was accompanied on the tour by members of his executive team led by the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Bayo Olasoju; Secretary to the Local Government (SLG), Hon. Kolawole Olojede; Supervisor for Environment, Hon. Saheed Abiodun; Supervisor for Education, Hon. Buhari Bello and the Media Consultant to Local Government, Lanre Olaleye.