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Oshodi 2021: I’ll use woman power to influence development – Ajibade


By Edith Igbokwe

A female aspirant jostling for the position of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Chairman under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs. Bolaji Bayode Ajibade, has pledged to facilitate more developments into the local government area if elected as the first female chairman of the local government using her power as a woman.

She said the females can make significant differences  in governance if given the chance to use their prowess in politics to bring developments.

Mrs. Ajibade declared that she has been serving in leadership capacities right from her university days as a Botany student in the University of Lagos where she was Welfare Secretary in the faculty of Sciences.

She noted that she moved on to become the deputy chairperson of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Lagos State Chapter, adding that she has toured around the 36 states in Nigeria in the course of her youth leadership.

According to her, she was given the appellate ‘Action Lady’ due to her activities.

Ajibade, who claimed that the governance especially at the local level is dominated by men, urged the stakeholders to give women the chance to make the long-expected difference in governance.

If elected, she promised to reform various sectors such as health and education, provide infrastructures to improve the standard of living of Oshodi residents.

“Well, I am not saying that I am the Messiah that will do everything 100 per cent but, with the plans that I have for Oshodi, the point remains that it has to come in the form of delegating duties, working hand-in-hand to achieve a better Oshodi.

“I need my team to be a fantastic one, right from the post of the chairperson to the vice, to the supervisory councillors and the legislative arm, to make the right decision and implementation that will positively turn things around in the Oshodi environment.”

To achieve her aim, she plans to have representatives from each ward to make up her cabinet, saying that she would have the best team to run the government.

Mrs. Ajibade is a businesswoman dealing in landscaping and beautification, events and self-management, interior and exterior decorations, clearing and forwarding and general consultancy.