Lagos Senatorial District Scorecard: Senator Adeola; A Deserving Senator

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The saying that says “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown” seems quite suitable to describe the present atmospheres of Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola aka Yayi, a two term senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, the most populated senatorial district in Nigeria with an estimated demography of well over twelve million spanning across Lagos’ ten most densely populated local government areas [Oshodi-Isolo, Agege, Ikeja, Ojo, Alimosho etc.]

Fully Equipped Library at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijaniki, Lagos State facilitated by Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola

Having represented the most populated federal constituency [Alimosho} in the House of Representative prior to his elevation to the senate, earned by his outstanding performance that saw his popularity grew beyond the shores of Alimosho LGA; as good as that may have looked to his numerous supporters and the entire Lagos West Senatorial District; otherwise scenery for Yayi as his political progression saw him representing populations far above several states in Nigeria; yet he has to cope with same allowance as of his colleagues with lesser LGA’s and population in their districts.

One of the roads facilitated by Senator Adeola

Yet as gritty as he remains, Senator Adeola’s combination of his experiences both in the private and political sectors especially with his financial management background as a Fellow of the revered Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria {ICAN} has seen his emergence as one of the best performing senators of the 9th Assembly. As a hard and smart worker, Yayi has maintained very degree of daily attendance and participations on deliberations at plenaries in his mission to representing Lagos West.

Selection process for one of his numerous empowerment programs

As at midterm of this present Assembly three of his sponsored bills had already passed, chairing the Senate Committee on Finance has obviously made his tasks highly tasking; yet aside the responsibilities of law making he is yet to waver in facilitating more developmental projects and empowerment programs across the ten local government areas. The recent commissioning of Adeniran Ogunsanya Teaching College Library which he chose in marking the midterm of his second term at the senate amongst other ongoing projects across the district that include ten inner roads at over eighty percent completion with six of the roads already in use while four are at various degrees of completion.

Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola today; remains one of the most popular senators both in Lagos and Nigeria at large due to his versatility, a very strong interpersonal relationships and the many year of experience at NASS required in piloting affairs in the red chamber and in attracting the dividends of democracy for Lagos west senatorial district.

Like Senator Philips Aduda aka Landlord representing FCT senatorial district, a third time senator with endorsement for fourth time already flying, accruing to his wealth of experiences gathered and the required tool for representing such senatorial districts like FCT and Lagos West.

Another road construction facilitated by Yayi

Findings reveal that having grown politically in Alimosho, a clime with possessive politics; Yayi has remained the most criticized for his failures to attending constituency meetings, social engagements and even commissioning of his facilitated projects as it had often attracted more cost on him despite efforts in meeting yarning of his district.

Ogun west Ambition in whose interest:

A close source to the Senator reliably informed our correspondent that though the rumors of his Ogun West senatorial District ambition in 2023 are not confirmed; however it will mean a great loss to Lagos West having gained such wealth of experience today from the red chamber will be an incentive to him if he chooses for Ogun West, where he will have just about five LGA with a total population not equaling that of Alimosho alone. On the other hand Lagos West will yet be gunning for a new hand that will be needing at least another four years to understand the intrigues of the hallowed chamber. Secondly Yayi can also heave a sigh of relief as the fear of constantly submerged by supporters seeking for his gesture will cease or drastically condensed and allowing him to live his life like other politicians.

The Suggested Solution:

For a greater impact from any senator representing Lagos West, efforts ought be geared in pushing its senator to the position of a principal officer especially with such a hardworking Senator like Adeola, rising to the position of a principal officer will only afford him the leverage needed in providing the desired representation, therefore Lagos West should be granted “ a special status” devoid of the usual two term arrangement for senators and MHoR in Lago

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