The Honorable member representing Ilorin East and South Federal Constituency, Alh. Abdulganiyu Cook Olododo has noted that Kwara South and Ifelodun Local Government Area stands to gain a lot with the siting of the Federal Medical Centre in Fufu, Headquarters of Ilorin South Local Government Area.
The Chairman, House Committee on Economic Development and National Planning stated this while engaging Journalists at the commissioning and flagging off different projects that includes, a 3 kilometre Road project, installation of 400 solar powered street lights, installation of 100 boreholes in different Communities and the site locationing for the Federal Medical Centre, Fufu, Ilorin.
In his words, ” I facilitated the Federal Medical Center to my federal constituency based on the campaign promises to the people of the constituency.“It’s beyond the people of this local government, this is Federal Medical Centre, we are talking of Billions of Naira project. Fufu is close to Ifelodun local government, the entire senatorial and even the state would benefit. It would generate massive employment for the people and seriously boost the economy of that community, the Senatorial District and even the state at large. “
He said, “During my campaign period in 2018/2019, I promised my people that when I’m elected into National Assembly I will facilitate federal presence to my constituency and this is one of such projects that God used me to get.”
He stressed, “It is Federal Medical Centre. It has scaled through all legislative processes. So I just came to see where exactly the project would be constructed in Fufu in Ilorin South Local government which is the headquarters of the local government.”
On the party crises bedeviling the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state, Hon. Cook Olododo noted that, “God will show us way forward. This is not the first time as far as I’m concern I’m not bothered. I have told my people several times that we shouldn’t play politics with the development of our people because we are all brothers and sisters.”
“Being in APC is just a vehicle for us to develop our people so what is happening is not new to people like us and we know how to resolve it at the right time. The crisis will be resolved at the right time .”
He added, “We are brothers and sisters we should not allow politics to divide us what should be important is what we are bringing to the table for our people.”
“Like me, it’s not about me but my followers. For instance, during the campaign, my people on the platform of the party voted for me the senators and the governor. We get to the office and now the party is factionalised, it shows you have hidden agenda.”
“As for me, I don’t factionalise whatever I’m doing as representative of Ilorin East and Ilorin South constituency. Governor is the leader of the party there is no argument about that, he should accommodate the interests of everyone in his developmental plans for the state.”
When asked about the lingering strike action by the National Association of Resident Doctors, the former Chief of Staff to Governor Bukola Saraki said that the strike action will be resolved in a matter of weeks.238