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Lagos West: Adeola Pledges More Empowerments, Backs Media Welfare

By Ajibola Abayomi,

December 1, 2018.

Senator Adeola Solomon Olamilekan (middle), Chairman of Lagos State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Dr Qasim Akinreti (left) and Secretary of the NUJ, Alfred Odifa during the unveiling of the senators’s campaign souvenir at the secretariat of the union on Friday, December 1, 2018.

Senator representing Lagos West, Adeola Solomon Olamilekan on Saturday pledged more empowerments for the people of his senatorial district if reelected.

The senator also promised to champion media enhancement bill that would raise the welfare of media practitioners in the country.

He spoke at the flagging off of his reelection bid at the secretariat of Lagos State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) under the platform of the union’s programme tagged “meet the press forum”.

The senator said social re-engineering and empowerment of residents of the Lagos west would be his priority if he was reelected.

Rendering account of his stewardship, he said he had sponsored 15 bills out of which two had been assented to by the presidency with several empowerment scheme raging from scholarships to acquisition schemes for thousands of his constituents.

He added that through his advocacy that Lagos-Badagry was awarded by the federal government

On media welfare, Adeola said, “I am going to work with the NUJ to get a bill instituted at the Senate to ensure that media owners don’t take journalists for a ride.

“All the media need to do is to engage me and let us see how we are going to get that done. Truly Lagos West houses majority of the headquarters of media in Nigeria. I can tell you that getting a bill to improve the welfare of the media practitioners is possible and I shall do that.

While urging Lagosians to vote him to power again, he described the 16 years of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as waste.

“The PDP has nothing to offer. That is why they are criticising the intervention fund being distributed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo which needs to formality except voter card and no one is being asked about whether he or she is APC or PDP member.

“Ask them (PDP) how they went about the sure-p programmes that ended up in private pockets. All the monies the federal government is recovering are for the good of the nation.”

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content said his committee was ensuring that majorities of contracts and jobs being carried out in Nigeria were giving to Nigerians raging from road construction to engineering works.


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