LAGOS State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has inaugurated Drug Rehabilitation and Skill Acquisition Centre in Ajah built by Senator representing Lagos Central District, Chief Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu.
Speaking while unveiling the Centre, named after Prince Tajudeen Oluyole Olusi (OON), Governor Ambode commended Senator Tinubu for devoting constituency funds to life changing projects, saying that the facility remains one of her legacy projects.
Describing her as a dogged, committed, consistent and determined woman, Governor Ambode said Senator Tinubu, despite the challenges that she encountered in the course of the project which she began in 2012, persevered to ensure that it became a reality.
“So much has been said by everyone on what she stands for, however, if I call her a dogged fighter, I would not be wrong. To the mere fact that she spent two terms in the Senate and she has been able to bring more constituency projects than any other senator, it’s a confirmation of how she fights for her community.
“This is a project that commenced in 2012 and she is also relating the story of how the 22 Baales put her on her toes and because she fought back, that is why we are here this morning.
Governor Ambode also commended her style of leadership, saying that she was the only Senator that remained consistent with holding quarterly town hall meetings with constituents and utilizing funds for the benefits of her people, adding that the Drug Rehabilitation and Skill Acquisition Centre remains one of her legacy projects that would outlive her.
“Of all the constituency projects that you have initiated and completed, this one is special in the sense that you have once again challenged government in the area of taking care of the needy.
“We all know what taking care of the needy entails, especially for a drug rehabilitation centre of this magnitude that has been put in place here for us to take care of those ones who are on the streets without help.