By Edith Obioma
The residents including the students of Oshodi area of Lagos State were in joyous mood today as the lawmaker representing Oshodi Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Akeem Sokunle donated two air conditioned buses to the students and taxis to empower some drivers in the constituency.
Speaking during the presentation event held at Owoseni Primary School, Oshodi, Sokunle, who is the chairman committee on special duties In the house of assembly, said that the donation was just a tip of the iceberg of dividend of democracy as one of the agenda of All Progressive Party (APC) to care for people irrespective of creed, sex, social status and religion.
This came as the lawmaker promised that he would unveil some projects in the coming weeks to give back to his constituency the confidence they repose on him and his party, All Progressive Congress (APC).
He therefore thanked everybody present at the occasion as he advised the students to be focused in their education and shun violence and other anti-social vices .
The buses were commissioned as the Chairman, Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area, Hon Idris Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh and lawmaker drove the children in separate buses to commence the free ride.
Commending the gesture by the lawmaker, the Executive Secretary for education, Prince Femi Ogunlusi thank Shokunle for the laudable project to complement the free bus ride initiative for the students within the constituency, saying it would afford more students opportunity to benefit from free ride to school.
He however advised the students to be disciplined, mannered and comport themselves while enjoying the facilities.
While receiving the keys to the buses, the LG Chairman applauded the donor for the good works he has been doing and urged other elected officials to emulate him.
The event was well attended by APC leaders and elders, ward executives, past executives, education secretary, party faithfuls, parents and others members of the constituency.