In an online interview conducted by the publisher of KOSOFE POST with Kosofe Local Government, Community Development Committee (CDC) ,Vice Chairman, Alhaji Awofeso O. Rasheed discussed security, good governance and end violence against children progress amongst other issues yesterday evening.
KOSOFE POST: Oworonshoki incessant Security threats , some said the politicians and traditional ruler’s are behind it , while some said police aide and albeit the hoodlums activities. As prominent CDA/CDC member. What are the causes and how can it be reduced?
Awofeso: Security threats not limited to oworonsoki, Lagos as a state also to all parts of the country, just that it wasn’t like the recent. The criminals are children/friends of property owner’s and other stakeholders. Part of panacea is for the community to support police by giving information of hide out of those criminals, regular stakeholders meeting to review strategies on how to curb criminal activities. Community policing is another factors, this has to do with willingness to hire and pay security guards as at when due. Police work force in oworonshoki and I think equally applicable else where not enough to cover all areas, it could be done jointly with community people.
KOSOFE POST: In the buildup to the general election’s some of the the lawmakers visited the CDC/CDAs for supports. Now your supports has been confirmed . what are your expectations from the representatives from kosofe at the state and National Assembly?
Awofeso: To all level of political office holders. We have spoken with our mandates by voting candidates. i see democracy as human development and infrastructures in every community. Good governance and equity n justice. If all these are in place, it will serve as catalyst to employment opportunities and reduction of poverty and crime rate in our society.
KOSOFE POST: Stealing of female “pants and bra “is the menace in our communities. What are your security advice for the people of Kosofe Federal Constituency?
Awofeso: Charity begins from home. It’s part of moral decadence in our society today. Very sadly when culprits are apprehended law does not recognize it as offence. That is the reason most culprits are meted with jungle justice. Advocacy towards change in attitude is one of the panacea. Above all its a fallout of gross unemployment among youth and active adults in the society. Perpetrators see it as a softline to achieve quest for “sharp success”
KOSOFE POST: Inner roads in Oworonshoki are in bad shape’s. What are the joint CDAs doing in fixing it?
Awofeso: Well, it’s obvious that there is general collapse in infrastructures ,this is not limited to oworonshoki as a community, it’s across the board. It’s the duty of various levels of government to provide amenities that will bring comfort to the citizens. As CDC/CDAs we shall continue to making alarming request to the govt. Allocation is said not to be enough to provide amenities at the same time. We shall not rest on our oars to ensure deliveries.
KOSOFE POST: Nothing much has been heard about Kosofe Child Protection Network(CPN). Does it implies no more child Abuse’s in Kosofe again?
Awofeso: Child protection network is an active organization. Data base has shown that we are working. Have you once reported an abuse in your area that was not attended to? Visit Lagos Bureau of statistics and see the build up of cases that are reported on monthly basis. the slogan continues “when you see something, say something “
KOSOFE POST: As a property owner in Oworonshoki, Kosofe .have you repay for your landed property as announced by Oloworo of Oworo,HRM Oba Oloruntoyin Bashir Salihu?
Awofeso: Discussion for another day…
KOSOFE POST: In 2018 Kosofe Local Government budget was about 2.1Billion. In your area do you feel the impact of the budget?
Awofeso: Executed projects could be checked through kosofe records.