Power and legislation is getting better under Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, infrastructural amenities is being built, direct impact bills are being passed at the floor of the house, it is a process, development involved stages. The economic aspect, Nigeria is pushing towards that line. The economy of a nation that produces nothing will be this way. Lee Kwan Yhu was stoned when he started developing Singapore, he has created a nation where there is almost no poverty and every family has at least a million dollars savings, that is called tolerance and patience of development, where the fruits are now being ripped.
It is not critic who counts; not the man who stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there’s no effort without error and shortcoming.
The transformation brought down to Epe soil by Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, being supervised by one of the indigene of Epe, and equally, the son of the soil, Mr Olanrewaju Wasiu Smart (Deputy Chief Of Staff, to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila) cannot be matched.
Mr Olanrewaju Wasiu Smart, one of the most quality, exceptionally and most qualified hand, drawn from Epe town. More than golden intellectual export, from more than abundant excellent human capital treasure deposit in Epe-Lagos State, solidly sealed in the blossom of Lagos-Epe motherland.
Political administration and economy development is taking another dimension under the auspices of Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, through:
- Articulation of new development and issues.
- Inclusion of groups, such as women and ethnic minorities who are traditionally shut out of the political decision making process
- He’s having a people-driven constitutions, which has several advantages over elite-imposed constitutional process in many respect.
- In the first place, the open transparent process involved his style of conducting session at the floor of the house, permits variously shades of political opinions to be articulated and vigorously debated.
- His articulation of new Political ideas and the inclusion of groups and person’s traditionally has help to strengthen the political system.
- Since the beginning of this tenure, his process-led administration encourages wide participation, it equally contributes to the legitimacy of polity in general and the Constitution in particular.
And today, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila is more looking like the face of Nigeria political-economy administration. To whom the nation now look upon as the messiah of this next level mantra
Nobody, I repeat, nobody, nobody will emerge today and change anything for the masses suddenly. They will be confronted by the same problems.
Opposition and civil society should bring their own solutions more than they bring their complains and protests. Whoever that can do better should tell us his or her solutions, so that it can be implemented.
For me, we must, as a matter of urgency, rejig our National Security Architecture, honestly and holistically in unity of purpose, act together as a government and people, to put Nigeria’s spurious security challenges behind us, once and for all, to foster the much needed peaceful co-existence and good enabling environment for greater economic development, and for mammoth foreign direct investments and the highly needed lofty international diplomatic goodwill, for international support, far beyond this day
Nigeria has 300+ ethnic groups, 528 languages according to Ethnologue and 209.6 million people according to UN estimates. Nigeria is the world’s 7th most populous country, the world’s largest black nation, Africa’s most populous country and the world’s sixth largest Democractic nation. Statistically, 148.7 million Nigerians are depending on the 57.5 million that are working, that is, approximately only 28% of total population that are working. It means on the average, about 3 people are depending on each Nigerian worker, which means unemployment have eaten the base of Nigeria economy development.
That been said, Surulere is rising with good speed to development, and we hope employment opportunities rise along with this development for the Youths in Surulere, together with creation of wealth for business owners. Through this, the name Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila would forever be golden in the heart of Surulereans. Until then, Mr Speaker, God bless you, sir.