Honourable kosi nkankan meaning nothing nothing (No Tips)is the name given to the appointed or elected office holders who are found of telling their supporters, friends and associates when asked for financial assistance in kosofe. Kosi nkankan!
For the most greedy , stingy and haradite amongst the representatives honourable kosi nkankan are the best name people general called them.
Another fast emerging mode of honourable kosi nkankan is when the former elected or appointed persons after leaving the corridor of power appeared so broke(kosi nkankan) on the streets. Also, elected people across all tiers of government without Specific Measurable,Achievable, Result in Time (SMART) are regards as #HKNS.
Looking at some of them after leaving the position of power you will pity them for their inability to cope outside the environment of power.
Some of these developments are genuinely caused by the country economic status or act of God, But some of them don’t have No Future Ambition(NFA), thought they will remain in power forever while some smart ones amongst them invested in meaningful ventures that yield returns on investment.
Again looking at the syndrome from the grassroots, some school of thought said aside the pay off after completion of their tenure in office. Perhaps, pension package should be given to the former councillors, supers, and SAs because they are closer to the grassroots than those at the top collecting several millions of pension that you can’t knock at their door for financial assistant and get unlike the highly disturbed grassroots politicians .
School fees, house rent, wedding and naming ceremonies, final burial, and other miscellaneous expenses are always demanded from the councillors by several people beyond their take home. Their refusal to give also make the people to tag them inappropriately #HKNS.
While other school of thought are of the view that they needed financial discipline orientation, not pension.
This prompted kosofepost to ask Hon. Ibrahim bakare Olalekan the kosofe local government council, lawmaker representing ward B, Ifako Gbagada in one of the interview in the build up to the 2017 July Local government election for the way out of the trend.
IBO, assured us as an experience insurance guru that he will sensitize his colleagues and enjoined them to subscribe to some special insurance policies that will assured their future ( Read REPOST: Meet APC Ward C, Kosofe LG councillorship candidate)
If its done, kosofepost can boldly say it will stop or reduce the syndrome amongst the current 21 councilors in kosofe Federal Constituency .
The agboyi ketu lcda, ikosi isheri lcda and kosofe Local Governments and other LGs/LCDAs indeed Lagos state councillors functions of office are:
- To make bylaws
- To debate, amend and approve the annual budget of the council
- To monitor the implementation of the budget
- To monitor monthly IGR of the council
- Oversight functions and carried other functions that might be assigned by state assembly or state government.
These are the duties and area of concentration reports the people of the larger kosofe are expected tobe asking their respective councillors monthly or quarterly , not excessive financial demands from them. Which their failure to provide automatically christened them the title of #HKNS.
In addition to the Hon. IBO proposal is for the honourable councillors, supers and SAs as a body to secure a meaningful loan from the Lagos state Employment Trust Fund(lsetf) and invest on businesses that guaranteed rollover on investment in good time.
If they will be given utility vehicles worth of 6million they should monetized it and invest their money. No doubt some of them have cars before been elected or appointed but majority of them do not have.
We have heard several stories of WARD A Councillor, Hon. Adewale Omofojoye who leave his vehicle for his people. He was sighted during the last Townhall constituency meeting hosted by Hon. Bayo osinowo crossing over the highway to enter public bus while his own utility vehicle are left with his people.
Based on logistics kosofepost have seen from the former appointed or elected office holders from ikosi isheri lcda, Agboyi ketu lcda and kosofe LG who sold their cars to meet demands.
Its better not to be driving a car than driving and later resort to footwagon been an elected or appointed office holder.
We are not against elected or appointed office holders in the council driving a car but the standard of living of some of them after leaving office will draw ones sympathy and empathy atimes and we cared about that so much. Hence, our suggestions for them to invest rather than collecting the tear rubber cars, they should collect their money split it, buy padded used cars and invest the rest.
Irrespective of the enumerated function of the offices of the councilors above. The councilors or appointees should know that their supporters, friends and family no matter what , expected financial and material gifts from them and if one do not have addition stream of incomes apart from their council salaries and weekly allowances hardly will their demands be satisfied.