2015: Vote wisely, Tinubu urges Nigerians

Senator-Remi-620x330Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central) reflected yesterday on the state of the nation, urging Nigerians to vote wisely in next year’s general elections.

She lamented the rot in the polity, the collapse of social infrastructure, graduate unemployment, growing insecurity and other challenges, which she said, had overwhelmed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government.

Mrs. Tinubu said: “Nigerians will see changes, if the All Progressives Congress (APC) wins the 2015 elections and forms the government at the centre.”

Briefing reporters at her constituency office, the Rehoboth House,Yaba, Lagos Mainland, on her activities in the Senate in the last three years, she said the National Assembly would have impacted more positively on the country, if it was dominated by the APC.

Lagos Central APC leader Prince Oluyole Olusi; Lagos APC Secretary Eshinlokun Sanni; former Minister of State for Defence Chief Demola Seriki; one-time Finance Commissioner Wale Edun; Alhaji Mutiu Are and Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Chairman Jide Jimoh were at the media parley.

Before the briefing began, Mrs. Tinubu requested that a minute of silence be observed in memory of former Information Minister Prof. Dora Akinyuli; the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero; and victims of the immigration recruitment disaster.

In her report, titled: “Making a mark: Three years of people-focused representation”, Mrs. Tinubu said she sponsored three bills and co-sponsored two motions affecting her constituency.

The bills include the National Social Security Agency Bill, 2011; a Bill for an Act to Amend the Labour Act, 2004, and for other matters; and the Lagos State Special Economic Assistance Bill, 2013, which has passed through the first reading.

Senator Tinubu said she sponsored the “Motion on Flood Disaster in Lagos” and the motion on the urgent need to investigate the imminent collapse of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

She listed Lagos Central Constituency projects captured in the budget to include the on-going construction of a N222.3 million Drug Rehabilitation and Counselling Centre at Gedegede, Eti–Osa; the construction of N223 million ultra-modern market in Oke–Ira, Eti-Osa and a N220 million model primary school at Takwa Bay in Iru/Victoria Island Council.

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