Meet Sheriff Musa, The Humble & Quintessential Technocrat Who Will Be The Ado-Odo/Ota LG Chairman
.. Why There Is Jubilation In Ado-Odo/ Ota
A quettesential politician and a man of the people, Engineer Sheriff Musa is not only seen as a round peg in a round hole, his selection as the consensus candidate for the position of the Chairman of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government elicited much celebrations from the residents of the area.
Very humble and accessible, the choice of Musa by the leaders of the area, led by the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Alhaja Noimot Salako-Oyedele is a product of painstaking deliberations about who would take the highly industrialised local government to the next level at this critical time.
Musa, a former staff of First Bank Nigeria Plc, made it clear in a recent interview that Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government needed an experienced and co-ordinated and vibrant youth that can reposition the local government to the enviable level that it should be.
“The fact is that the local government and it’s functions are primary and essential.
“It requires a knowledgeable and vibrant individual, and because Ado-Odo/Ota is a very versed local government and because of concentration of industries here, it begs for a lot of social amenities because there would be pressure on facilities that are here.
“We have the largest population in Ogun State and nobody can contest that. So, in that wise, we need somebody who has the experience to negotiate with both the federal and state governments in order to bring the needed development,” he said.
He added that the local government has been the golden hen that lays the golden egg, and that they were going to be combative, while they would present their case to the state and federal government.
“Whatever you do to Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, it will show to the whole world. That is the negotiation we will be having with the state and federal governments. That is because of our experience in private organisations.
“We have gone through so many trainings so we have opportunity to negotiate,” he said.
Many residents of the area, who also spoke in interviews expressed joy with the choice of Sheriff Musa for the coveted office of the Chairman of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.
While expressing appreciation to the stakeholders in the local government, they urged the residents of the area to co-operate with Musa “when he is eventually sworn-in as the Chairman of the local government under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after he must have won the election as expected.”