July 25, 2020 is an auspicious day for Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed, the Chairman of Apapa Iganmu Lcda. This day, was her first emergence as the Executive Chairman. When exactly three (3) years ago Hon. Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed was sworn in as the third elected Chairman of Apapa Iganmu Lcda and the first female chairman, the stakes were mountain high.
For those who knew Apapa Iganmu Lcda, before now, it used to be a little above a glorified local government with little amenities and road infrastructure, where one could trek round the developed areas within few hours. Today, the story has changed. Apapa Iganmu Lcda have not only expanded but have been transformed beyond what was ever expected when the battle for who takes over the leadership of the People’s Council began.
Hon. Funmilayo is not new in the politics of Apapa Iganmu. For instance, she was the vice chairman during the last administration and also was the Executive Secretary (ES) before the election was conducted. The journey was not easy for Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed to clinch the office as Chairman. As Vice, she fought a strong battle with the then incumbent, who did not support her candidature.
Hon. Funmilayo zeal to transform Apapa Iganmu Lcda was born out of the experience she gathered as both former Vice Chairman and Executive Secretary. Her policy trust on the infrastructure development was key, which she began with the construction of various roads across the seven Wards aimed at developing each Wards. These include poverty alleviation, road construction, vocational training and human empowerments.
As an experienced politician, she engaged in solid road constructions by using interlocking bricks in various Wards. Streets started wearing new looks and other magnificent projects were also built to change the face of Apapa Iganmu Lcda, transforming it to one of the fastest growing LGA/Lcda’s in Lagos.
Empowerment for youths and widows has taken a new shape in the Lcda, positively impacting lives of many. Today, many youths who were mere street urchins have become employers of labour through the rich empowerment programmes of the Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed administration. Lots of interminable cheers and elicits deafening tributes has been dropping in congratulating the Chairman for achieving all the feats within the period of three years and urged her not to relent in her effort to take the local government area to an enviable height.
Apapa Iganmu Local Council Dev Area.