By: Omolade Adnan.
The Legislative Arm of Surulere LG comprising 9 Councilors, made their grievances against the Executive Chairman of Surulere LG, Hon. Tajudeen Ajide, known to the Chairman himself, the people of Surulere and the society at large by parking the official cars given to them by the Chairman at the entrance of Surulere LG Secretariat and handed over the keys to the Chairman yesterday, Thursday, 9th of January, 2020. The action was a demonstration of their grievances against the Chairman, whom they have regarded as a person not ready to do the needful as per his duties.
According to reports, the Councilors are not carried along in the administration of Surulere LG, which resulted in their own respective Ward members complaining that they are not doing anything in their respective Ward. The Councilors are most times not informed about issues, events among others, which will be happening in the LG. An example is the Empowerment Programmes organized by the Chairman, the Councilors are left out and would not know about the Empowerment until the day of the Programme. Several attempts have been made in order to make the Chairman know how they feel but the attempts yielded no good result. The frustration became unbearable to the Councilors with the distribution of Official Cars that are not good at all. According to reports, each official car has its own problem that makes its owner to spend money which is not supposed to be due to the fact that the cars are new. Also, no Councilor can boast of using his/her own official car to cover long distance because the car is not reliable. Hence, the Councilors resorted to parking the official cars at the Secretariat entrance gate and left the premises, stating that they do not want.