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Hon. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja: A man With Badge of Honour & Integrity

By Emmanuel Ajibulu

Impacting positively on the welfare of the less privileged, indigent students, job seekers, orphans and perhaps, the senior citizens and other vulnerable groups requires a great deal of sincerity, love and care and most importantly, fear of God as well as to a very large extent, patient on the part of the particular individual behind the initiative who is no other person than Hon. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja.

Taking care of the under privileged has often been carried out by this great patriot through diverse approaches, sometimes through direct financial aid, provision of free health care services, free education and the rest of them. For Hon Akinlaja, no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted especially if it’s in the overall interest of the downtrodden.

It is on record that this federal lawmaker representing Ondo East/West Federal constituency, Hon. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja’s kindness and philanthropic disposition have raised the bar of performance in our democratic political space. To his credit, numerous beneficiaries drawn from all the Wards and Units in both Ondo East and West Local Governments of Ondo State were trained and established in various enterprises including information communication technology (ICT), hair dressing and makeover, catering and confectionery, cosmetology, craft/homecare products, interior décor decoration and event management, electrical installation and repairs, fashion design and tailoring, shoe making, upholstery, welding and fabrication and auto-mechanic to mention a few.

Today, serving Corps members (in the NYSC scheme) of the Ondo extraction can now serve in place of primary assignments of choice, brilliant but indigent students can now have their dreams come true as this Ondo born politician bore the burden of paying their WAEC fees, JAMB fees and tuition fees in many instance at various higher institutions.

Recounting Akinlaja’s achievements further is the extension of rural electrification projects to villages in his constituency through provisions of transformers with the aim of improving and expanding public power supply, this he has been doing on a yearly basis. Communities with acute shortage of portable water now enjoy mechanized borehole which has now addressed their water supply challenges. He also provided solar powered streetlights for his people; these are reflections of his life touching initiatives and social interventions.

In the area of representation he has made direct and indirect impact on the lives of his constituents by providing employment opportunities especially at federal level in Ministries, Agencies. Departments, military and paramilitary organizations. He grossly contributed in uplifting educational standards through schools rehabilitation, rewarding academic excellence and assisting youths to secure admission on merit.

As a lawmaker, Akinlaja has participated and contributed to legislative proceedings significantly and this has been acknowledged by various honours and awards and he is also an advocate of legislative development in the country.

He has records of consistent attendance and contributory participation at the sittings in National Assembly. He has raised issues, petitions, moved and supported motions/Bills and participated in debates on affairs of Nigeria and that of Ondo state and the welfare of the people he represents.

It is however disheartening to note that in our society, issues concerning the less privileged are often time treated with levity; people are concerned with what they can gain without considering what they should give back to the society. But this indefatigable character, a man of uncommon substance and a good ambassador of Ondo City has truly defined what legislative representation means. Commendably, Hon. Akinlaja’s laudable initiatives have remained precedence for others to follow. One thing that beats one’s imagination is that he is so focused, so proactive and quite enthusiastic about the future; I mean looking beyond his set goals.

Akinlaja is known as a politician without guile and can conveniently flaunt experience, meritorious achievements, knowledge and understanding of Ondo and has the competence and mental capacity to effectively drive how legislative representation works even as a ranking member and potential principal officer in the forth coming 9th Assembly.

With no shred of doubts, the true measure of a leader exists in the vision, direction and strength to be able to put out into the world their mark, their legacy and ultimately to make a difference, that is who Hon Joseph Iranola Akinlaja is; surely posterity will judge him kindly and others should take a cue.

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