The Chairman, House of Reps Committee on Defence and member, representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency at the House of Reps, Hon Babajimi Benson has said that he would incorporate the Sogidowo Plank Market into his #LightUpIkorodu Initiative following the request of the traders on Monday, whe Rep. Benson’s iCare Foundation team visited the Market in Ikorodu North LCDA.
As part of the door-to-door campaign to mobilisation for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Sanwo-Olu, Senator Abiru, his humble self and other candidates of the All Progressives Congress APC in the forthcoming general elections, Benson met with the plank sellers ably led by Babaloja of Sogidowo Plank Market, Alh Shoberu.
While welcoming the guest, the General Secretary of the Plank Market, Alh Kabir Ibrahim, presented the market’s three-fold requests for Solar powered street lights, boreholes and public toilets to the Ikorodu born federal lawmaker.
In his charismatic manner, the people’s requests driven lawmaker said he would instruct contractors to come and survey the place for immediate action.
‘The borehole you requested for is done. I will call our contractors to come and survey the market so that work can start immediately. Solar powered street lights are the most expensive, but I can assure you that it will be done. Our staff will come for site inspection soon’, he promised.
‘On the day of the election, when the result of the votes would be counted, I want you to give our party the highest number of votes. Once you are able to do this, you can rest assured that you can make more demands and it will be done’, he said.
In the past, the lawmaker had brightened nooks and corners of Ikorodu Division with Solar street lights eliciting excitement amongst residents. Amongst communities he had powered with solar are; Itunlaiyeode, Ikorodu; Jaiyesimi Street, Ikorodu; Liworu Street, Ikorodu; Itunojorun, Ikorodu; Itunmeko, Ikorodu; Itunpate, Ikorodu; Baiyeku Community, Igbogbo-baiyeku; Ebute Iga, Ikorodu; Anibaba, Ikorodu;Surulere Estate, Igbogbo
Also, Owode market, Ikorodu; Adedoyin Street, Ikorodu; Kokoro Abu road, Ikorodu; Maya Community, Ikorodu North; Aleke Community Ikorodu North; Ita Aro, Ikorodu; Itundofin, Ikorodu; Itunwolo, Ikorodu; Itunlubajo, Ikorodu