Commissioner Cautions Lagosians on LG Autonomy Amidst Calls for Unity Across Epe Political Landscape.

Amidst circulating rumours about the National Assembly’s decision to grant autonomy to local governments in Nigeria, reports that Hon. Hammed Seriki, Commissioner representing Epe Division at the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission, has urged Lagosians to approach the situation with caution.

He made the call in an interview in Epe over the weekend in an event well-attended by political gladiators under the auspices of Epe Progressive Frontiers led by Hon. Shakiru Adebanjo (John Bull), a former Lagos Lawmaker who represented Epe Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Hon. Hammed Seriki
“We must be careful when clamouring and agitating for LG autonomy because, from the experience in the past, we realize that some of the so-called LG Chairmen in the past designed their staff salary structures which were unable to achieve the yearnings and aspirations of the people,” Seriki remarked, referencing the historical challenges faced under local government autonomy.
He further elaborated, “So, to get autonomy, we must be careful. I’m not saying it is bad, but we must be careful. We have 57 LGs and LCDAs, so if we are clamouring for LG Autonomy, that means we will reverse to 20 LGs and the development we are having today wouldn’t be there. So, we should be careful.”

Addressing a gathering of political stakeholders in the Epe Federal Constituency, Seriki emphasized the critical need for unity through initiatives like the Epe Progressives.

“This program is founded under the leadership of Hon. Shakiru Adebanjo, aka John Bull. The reason for this is that they found out that there’s a need for them to come together to foster an indivisible political relationship in Epe Federal Constituency,” he explained.
Seriki emphasized the importance of a united political front in Epe, stressing that such solidarity is essential for achieving developmental goals. “I want to advise them and implore them to be united because in unity there wouldn’t be any division; if we continue to be united,” he urged.
He called on political leaders to prioritize the community’s interests, warning that division typically hampers progress. “They should have the interest of the community members at heart because where there is division, usually there won’t be progress there,” Seriki cautioned.
Seriki emphasized the significance of unity coupled with dedication to serve saying, “By staying united to forge a common front, they will definitely eat the fruits of their labour in the group. I want to enjoin them to be steadfast, dutiful, and courageous to achieve their major motives and interests.”
With this call for cautious optimism regarding local government autonomy and a heartfelt appeal for unity, Hon. Seriki aims to steer Epe and Lagosians towards a more stable and progressive future.
Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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