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10 Take-Aways From The RoundTable Meeting For Peace To Reign in Ikeja Politics – Naijanewsdirect

    The roundtable meeting between Ikeja LG Chairman, Engr Mojeed Balogun, and the three Lagos Assembly aspirants, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (ARK), Engr Abiodun Taiwo, Engr Adefemi Kamal and key supporters of the aspirants was held on Saturday 9th April, 2022, at Ikeja LGA secretariat. Below are the 10 takeaways from the meeting: 1. Meeting was convened to underscore the need to allow peace to reign in Ikeja Politics, especially among *Ikeja Constituency 2* 2023 contestants, their supporters and the people 2. The meeting was convened at the instance of the Leadership. 3. Council Chairman, *Engr. Mojeed Balogun* presided over the meeting. 4. The 3 main contestants with 3 of their supporters each were allowed into the meeting. 4. It was emphasised that the beauty of Ikeja politics is peace, harmony and progress. All hands must be on deck to maintain this tradition. 5. It was resolved that, *Hate Speeches, Attacks, Counterattacks, Insults, Abuses, Curse words, Name-Calling and all forms of Provocative languages* must cease on all Platforms with immediate effect. 6. Supporters and Aides were reminded that *Political Contestants* are always friends at their level and will always wine and dine together even after the contest, but supporters will not be there. 7. Supporters and aides are encouraged to keep marketing and projecting their aspirants without attacking opponents as this will also help the Party. 8. All Aspirants and supporters at the meeting agreed to abide by the resolution of the meeting and promised to relay the message to their larger support bases 9. The meeting made it clear, that No contestant has been endorsed 10. ATTENDANCE: Engr. Mojeed Balogun, Hon. A. R. Kasunmu, Engr. Abiodun Taiwo, Engr. Adefemi Kamal, Hon. Niyi Olowolagba, Tunde Folami, Ademola Banjo, Dauda Odunlami, Sola Folowosele, Ige Akanbi, Christopher, Kunle Ede and Sikiru Folami.  

Lagos Lawmaker Hon. Kasunmu Rolls Out 1000 Free JAMB Registration For Students – Naijanewsdirect

In furtherance of his efforts to make qualitative education accessible to students of Ikeja Constituency 2, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (ARK), representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has made provision to give out 1000 JAMB Registration Pins to students in the constituency in the current registration process.   Already, 25 Slots of  the JAMB Pins have been allocated to each of the 10 Wards in the Constituency. While the 2 LGA/LCDA have also been allotted 25 Slots each. The remaining pins will be shared among Subgroups, community students, party and non-party affiliated individuals.   Nominated candidates must possess 5 O’Level Credits including English and Mathematics at not more than 2 sittings or be able to show proof of Awaiting Results. Must be a citizen of Ikeja Constituency 2 Must possess NIN. Information needed from intending candidates include:*Name *Phone Contact*Address *NIN Finally list of candidates from the Wards and LGA/LCDA to be coordinated by Ward Chairmen and the Distinguished LGA Chairmen, must be submitted to HON. ARK COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION not later than 9th March, 2022.   The Honourable lawmaker, ARK, wishes all the students maximum success as they participate in this all-important educational process. For more enquiries, individuals should please contact: 07062333772 or 08023373132.

Ojodu Trailer Accident: Hon. Kasunmu Commiserates With Bereaved Families, Calls For Thorough Investigation – Naijanewsdirect

  The report of the unfortunate truck accident that took the lives of our innocent school children in Ojodu this afternoon came to me as a rude shock and my heart bleeds. Immediately my attention was called to the incident around 3.05pm, I made contact with the DPO of Ojodu Police Division to get first hand information about the incident, he gave a graphic narration of what happened and confirmed there were indeed, fatalities. He also raised concerns about the tensed security situation at the time. @odumos The report from the DPO prompted me to contact the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu at around 3.10pm, the CP gave his assurances that security reinforcement and emergency responders were already on the ground in the area and more were still coming to take care of the situation. The CP also confirmed that the murderous Truck Driver had been arrested around Excellence Hotel in his attempt to run away. The RRS Commander Rapid Response also called back to assure that all hands were on deck to forestall any breakdown of law and order. Shortly after that, I reached out to the Councillor representing the area, Hon. Akinade Olumide and other community leaders for further assessment of the situation. It is quite sad and unfortunate indeed, our children are supposed to be safe and secured in and outside the school environment as they strife hard to build a better future. It was a heart-rending occurrence in our constituency today and we can only pray and plan we don't witness such again. I hereby commiserate with the families of the affected students as well as their school authority and all stakeholders. I pray to God to grant them the strength to bear these irreparable losses. While appealing to our youth to remain peaceful and calm, even in the face of this avoidable

Adedamola Kasunmu Decries The Increasing Rate Of Drug Abuse Among Youths, Says “Time For Action Is Now” – Naijanewsdirect

  Lagos State House of Assembly member, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, has described the incessant increase of drug abuse and addiction among the young people as dangerous and worrisome. The lawmaker, who made this known at the 7th Annual Constituency Stakeholders’ Meeting in his Ikeja Constituency 2, on Thursday 19th August, 2021, at Multi-purpose Hall, Eko FM/Radio Lagos, called on parents, guardians, community and religious leaders to take decisive action against the scourge. He made reference to the interminable increase of black spots within Ikeja area of Lagos as against what was obtainable in the past and fervently warned that if the ugly situation is not arrested, it could take its toll on the future of our society and our nation at large. “Now that we all know that drug abuse and addiction have assumed a very dangerous and epidemic status, especially among our young people, it is time for us all as stakeholders to take decisive action against this scourge. “In time past in Ikeja Constituency 2, one of the major black spots that we used to know is located in a popular zone in the central business district axis Ikeja, close to Agidingbi, but these days, black spots are springing up everywhere at a frightening rate in our main streets and inner communities across Ikeja and Ojodu. This trend is extremely dangerous for the future of our society and our nation, if not arrested now. “I therefore enjoin everyone of us seated here today to swing into action in whatever way and at whatever level we can. From the home, from the mosque, from the church, in the market, at schools and every other relevant place, the time to shift serious attention and refocus on the issue of drug abuse among our youth is now.” On his own part, Hon. Kasunmu popularly called ARK, reiterated

Hon. Kasunmu Congratulates Sen. Remi Tinubu At 60, ***Canvases Support For New Era Youth Camp Project – Naijanewsdirect

  The lawmaker representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu (a.k.a ARK) has congratulated the Senator representing Lagos Central at the National Assembly and wife of APC National Leader, Senator Oluremi Tinubu on her Sixtieth Birthday.   In a goodwill message addressed to the distinguished, respected and ranking Senator, Hon. Kasunmu described Senator Oluremi Tinubu as an "iconic achiever and a gift to humanity". Eulogising the celebrant, whom he descibed as a loving mother, further, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu said " You are not just a mother in a million, your selflessness, compassion and genuine heart for the people are uncommon attributes that will continue to motivate and inspire all of us".   "The impact of your efficient service to the people and representation over the years is no doubt a unique study case in the art of 21st century public service".   "Your legislative prowess, political sagacity and uncommon humility are second to none and we thank God for gifting humanity with you" "Dear Mom, as you celebrate this landmark age of 60 today, the good people of Ikeja Constituency 2 and I as well as my family, greatly rejoice with you and thank you sincerely for being a pillar of unshakable support to our indisputable leader and father, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. We also thank you for your immeasurable service to the people of Lagos State in various capacities in the last three decades".   "It is our prayers that the Maker of Heaven and Earth will reward you bountifuly, grant you longer life, peace, more accomplishments, total fulfillment and unlimited joy in the journey ahead. Happy Golden Jubilee Birthday and Many Happy Returns Ma. Congratulations". The message from Hon. Kasunmu read.   Meanwhile, the lawmaker was also said to have donated a token amount to the celebrant's pet project, The NEW ERA YOUTH CAMP. It


  The legislator representing Ikeja Constituency 2 at Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu has warmly congratulated the South West Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson on her Birthday. In a Birthday congratulatory message issued to commemorate the 64th birthday anniversary of the political amazon, Hon. Kasunmu commended Chief (Mrs) Nelson for her impactful and visionary leadership, which he said has led to political stability and development of not only her Ikeja political base but also that of Lagos State and South West in general. In the message made available by the Media Office of Hon. Kasunmu, the youthful Lawmaker, popularly called Hon. ARK, showered several encomiums on Chief (Mrs) Nelson whom he described as "a precious mother-in-a-trillion". According to him, "On behalf of the good people of Ikeja Constituency 2, who I represent, I want to seize this auspicious occasion of your 64th Birthday to salute your uncommon courage and leadership acumen." "Over the years, you have proven to be a dogged fighter and defender of what is just, fair and equitable. Words can never be adequate to appreciate your selfless contributions and remarkable support for the growth and stability of democracy in Lagos State and Nigeria at large". "Your unique role as a frontline leader of our party has continued to attract more successes and progress to the party both in Ikeja, Lagos, South West and at the national level". "On this occasion of your Birthday, I join millions of others across the globe to wish you the very best of peace, sound health and comfort now and in the years ahead", Hon. Kasunmu stated. Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson is an A-list progressive politician in Lagos State and a front-row member of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu political establishment. She served as the Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation


  Officials and Brand Ambassadors of top real estate outfit, Adron Homes today paid a warm courtesy visit to Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu(ARK) in his capacity as Chairman, House Committee on Lands During the visit, Star Actor Saidi Balogun who is the current face of the Adron brand, delivered the Congratulatory message of Adron Homes to Hon. Kasunmu on his well-deserved appointment as Chairman House Committee on Lands. Other officials of the company also commended Hon. ARK and expressed the readiness of Adron Homes to partner with Lagos State Government in providing affordable homes for Lagosians. The company also presented tangible New Year Gifts to Hon. Kasunmu and wished him maximum success on his task as the Chairman, House Committee on Lands. Hon. Kasunmu thanked the organisation for the visit and commended them for their various positive activities in the real estate sector.

“Let’s Be Guided By The Teachings Of God”, Hon. Kasunmu Advocates As Lagos Assembly Holds Annual Thanksgiving – Naijanewsdirect

  A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, representing Ikeja Constituency 2, Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu has implored everyone to be guided by the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and learn to appreciate him at all times. He made this known on Friday, 27th December, 2019, during the 17th edition of the Annual Thanksgiving of the Lagos Assembly Chapel at the Lagos Assembly complex. Hon. Adedamola Kasunmu who was the patron of the occasion in his welcome address, said the programme was one of the activities of the Christian fellowship of the Lagos Assembly to appreciate God for His mercies. "Let us continue to be guided by the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and learn to appreciate him in all that he has been doing for us”, he said. According to Hon. Kasunmu, historically, the thanksgiving outreach started since 2003 and ever since then, it has continued to be an annual event. He, however, appreciated the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa for his steadfast and support for the programme over the years. "We appreciate the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa for his constant support for the programme over the years. Speaking on the theme of the occasion, the Lagos Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa said, excellent spirit is needed in the area of productivity for the nation to move forward. He reiterated that the thanksgiving provided an opportunity for the Assembly community to appreciate God. "This is an opportunity for us to appreciate God for all that He has done for us in 2019. We will continue to sing praises to God because He has been good to us. "The theme of this year says "Excellent Spirit." The story of Daniel in Daniel 5:11 shows what an excellent spirit is all about and Daniel 6:3 says Daniel was