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Hon. Festus Akingbaso: A Year Of Impactful Representation for Idanre/Ifedore people

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HON. FESTUS O. AKINGBASO, MHR, IDANRE/IFEDORE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY: A YEAR OF IMPACTFUL REPRESENTATION

Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Ondo State – Today marks a significant milestone in the legislative journey of Hon. Festus O. Akingbaso, Member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. It has been a year since his inauguration on June 13, 2023, and he has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the constituency’s development.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME

  • Organized summer classes for secondary school students in Idanre and Ifedore Local Government Areas, covering various subjects and providing educational aids and materials to over 5,000 pupils.
  • Procured and distributed 1,000 JAMB UTME forms to qualified tertiary admission applicants, ensuring equal access to higher education.
  • Supported indigenous Law Students from the constituency at Law Schools, fostering legal talent and community development.
  • Employed private primary school teachers to support Universal Basic Education in both Local Governments, enhancing the quality of education.
  • Awarded scholarships to 2 secondary students and empowered 10 trainees with apprenticeship skills, promoting academic excellence and vocational training.

SOCIAL SERVICES/CONSTITUENCY SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appointed over 130 Aides to interface with the Constituency and Constituents, ensuring effective communication and representation.
  • Intervened with palliative measures on the failed portion of Ondo/Owena/Akure federal highway, alleviating the suffering of road users.
  • Constructed the Lajimbiti bridge at Owena and the Dagbolu bridge at B Residential area, Alade Community (ongoing), improving transportation and connectivity.
  • Facilitated job opportunities in various sectors, including FAAN (3), NCSDC (2), NPF (3), Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (2), and the Health Sector (2), boosting employment and economic growth.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Provided financial support for the newly created LCDAs in the Federal Constituency, ensuring a seamless take-off.
  • Electrified communities with Solar-powered streets lights in Ipogun Community and Man Must Wack Junction, Jigbokin, enhancing security and quality of life.
  • Graded 80 km of rural access/township roads and 5 wards in Idanre Local Government Area, improving road infrastructure and accessibility.
  • Sponsored Special Ramadan Lectures with palliative materials in Ifedore and Idanre Local Government Areas, promoting community engagement and social welfare.
  • Supported festivals in the Federal Constituency, showcasing cultural heritage and promoting Tourism potentials.

MOTIONS/BILLS SPONSORED

  • Central Bank of Nigeria Act Bill 2023 (1st reading), aimed at strengthening the financial sector and promoting economic stability.
  • Dishonoured Cheques Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill (1st reading), seeking to enhance the payment system and reduce fraud.
  • Creation of ICT University, Idanre Bill 2023 (1st reading), focused on establishing a specialized institution for ICT education and innovation.

The Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency is proud of these achievements and appreciates Hon. Akingbaso’s selfless service. We look forward to continued progress and development in the years to come.

“We are grateful for the trust placed in us by the good people of Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency,” Hon. Akingbaso said. “We remain committed to delivering more dividends of democracy and improving the lives of our constituents.”

Babalola Kelvin
For: The Fessy West Media team,
On behalf of,

Hon. Festus O. Akingbaso, MHR
Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency
Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Aviation & Deputy Governorship Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party.

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