Surulere Local Government of Lagos State has increased the monthly allowance for street sweepers in the area from N10,000 to N20,000.
The Council Chairman, Mr Suleiman Yusuf, announced the 100 per cent increment while addressing the Community Development Council (CDC) general meeting at the council secretariat in Surulere on Tuesday.
“For street sweepers in Surulere, the remuneration for them will be increased by 100 per cent, from N10,000 to N20,000,” the council chairman said.
Yusuf then urged the workers to justify the gesture by performing their duties diligently.
He appealed for the support of Community Development Council (CDC) in the area to enable him deliver on his campaign promises.
He said with the co- operation of the community associations, stakeholders and residents, his administration would be able to achieve its mission of delivering the dividends of democracy as promised during his campaign.
“I am here to thank you for your immense support and believe in me during the electioneering.
“I reassure you of my commitment to work together with you all as a team for the progress of Surulere,” he said.
The new chairman said that he would work tirelessly to ensure that his administration carried out numerous developmental projects that would impact positively on residents.
He restated his promise to increase the CDC monthly subvention to enable the associations to perform optimally.
“There will be training and retreat for the CDC members which will be outside the council secretariat, the officials will partner with the excos for proper planning,” he said.
He restated the council’s plan to build a new legislative chamber for councilors within the secretariat to enable them work closely with the Community Development Council.
The council boss appealed to the community leaders to bring ideas and proposals that would enrich and build the community.
He called for a collective collaboration in tackling the issues of insecurity in the council area, noting that residents should be ready to work in collaboration with the security agents in the state.
The Vice Chairman, Adewale Dosumu, while responding to questions from members, explained that youths in the community would be adequately engaged, assuribg that education will be part of the administration’s top priority.
“Education is part of our top priority, we have begun coaching classes for our
students during this holiday to continue their classes rather stay idle at home.
“We are setting up a data bank of our unemployed youths to identify and assist them.
“We intend to also engage our youths in entertainment and sports to uplift and develop Surulere by showcasing good talents at all levels,” he said.
Dosumu expressed optimism that with good collaboration and synergy, there would be great difference and a better working relationship with residents.
He stressed the need for attitudinal change towards environmental hygiene and imbibing a healthy lifestyle especially in this era of COVID-19 pandemic. (NAN)