A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Eti-Osa Cosntituecy II, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu, on Thursday said empowering constituents is not to buy their votes but to provide jobs for the unemployed people.
He made this known at a constituency stakeholders’ meeting simultaneously held in all constituencies of the State.
According to him as quoted, We empower people to create jobs and solve real problems. The ban of motorcycles moved us to provide mini buses for people to cater for their families”.
He added that efforts were geared towards improving the livelihood of the constituents by supporting micro businesses and entrepreneurial skills among the people.
“We are creating employment, entrepreneurs and ensuring that our children attain their academic goals.
“We were able to give out palliatives to over 11,000 families within the constituency. We all need to survive this recession, when there is life, there is hope”, he said.
The lawmaker spoke on the numbers of bills sponsored and co-sponsored in the Assembly which includes: 2019 and 2020 appropriation laws. He served as the Chairman committee on special expenditure vote and Chairman committee on the purchase of 820 buses to mention few.
He also sponsored a bill for the establishment of the Lagos State legislative Institute and several other Bills and motions.
Speaking on the theme, “Post COVID-19 Pandemic: The Challenges and Prospects”, Yishawu said efforts by the government to ease the negative effect of the pandemic on the citizens can only be possible with the support of the citizens.
“In tackling the socio-economic challenges posed by the pandemic, individuals are encouraged to look into the effective management of the various post-pandemic opportunities including business creation by exploring e-commerce, adapting to ICT potentials, acquiring relevant skills or education, while government must also invest more in e-governance to facilitate a more efficient and robust governance.
“There is need for active and positive discussions for progress of our community, local government and state in general”, he said.