– Commissions Customary Court, Water Fountain In His Honour
In appreciating the giant strides of late former Chairman of Kosofe Local Government, Barrister Tunde Buraimoh, the incumbent Chairman, Barrister Moyo Ogunlewe, on Tuesday, January 31, commissioned a Customary Court and a Water Fountain in honour of the former legislator, who manned the Council about 24years ago.
The commissioning, which was carried out in the presence of late Buraimoh’s family and well wishers, was championed by the lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Ganiyu Babatunde Okanlawon Sanni, OKLA.
The event also had in attendance the Vice Chairman of Kosofe LGovt., Judges, Council Manager, Leaders of the Legislative Arm of the Council, Councillors, Journalists, and Politicians among others.
In an interview with journalists, Honourable Okanlawon narrated the exceptional qualities and attributes that made his former mentor and coach, Buraimoh, eligible to be immortalised by Kosofe Local Government.
His words; “Wherever we found ourselves, if it is in the workplace, within the family or among friends, serve diligently. Tunde Buraimoh has left his footprints behind, he left legacy of service, he was outstanding in his work and we have a lot to show to his credit when he was in the saddle of Kosofe Local Government.
“He was a parliamentarian per excellence, he was a reference point in the House of Assembly. When issue became knotty, you see Tunde Buraimoh coming to unknot it. A very cerebral legislator per excellence, a potent debator, ‘a well sought out for committee worker’.
“He will unknot what is knotty and apply wisdom to everything. I feel elated to be asked to unveil this laudable project in his memory. His demise is an eternal wound to some of us, he was my coach, he was my mentor.
“I can’t be a bench warmers or back benchers as a parliamentarian because of what I have learnt from him. I want everyone here to nurture the thought that whatever you do, make sure you leave a legacy of service”. Okla said.
Buraimoh’s daughter, Oyinkansola, who was accompanied by her mother, Chief Mrs Taofeekat Yetunde Buraimoh, appreciated the gesture on behalf of their family.
She recalled how her late father nurtured her to becoming the amazing woman she is today, and expressed excitement for having had an amazing father.
“Tunde Buraimoh’s family is very honoured and very grateful, we thank the local government for acknowledging the works and services that my father had put while he was here on earth. We are very grateful and want to say a very big thank you to the Chairman and Honourable Okla.
“He was my all in all, every decision I have had to make in this life, he has made them with me. He has made me the woman I am today. He taught me to be courageous, to be very brave and to always believe in God.
“He was a very religious man. He has literally built me from cradle to become an amazing woman and to excel wherever I found myself. I will forever be grateful for having what I called the best father in the world. I’m so grateful that he was my father”, Oyinkansola said.
On her part, the Council Manager, Mrs Ogabi Adetokunbo, in an interview after the commissioning with journalists said;
“The customary court would serve the purpose of justice in the local government. As we have prevalent of social menace, for instance matrimonial abuse. The customary court is positioned to stabilise this unhealthy practice around us.
“The President of the Court is a barrister and the members too are knowledgeable about the social issues plaguing the society. The customary court would facilitate our revenue generation process.
“We are in a democratic setting, we can peacefully bring defaulters to court rather than adopting the military approach. This would generate more revenue in a democratic way.
“We thank God for this wisdom that the Lord has given to our chairman for honouring our former chairman. The family, wife and daughter are here to witness this historic event, we give God the glory. So also this beautiful fountain to replace the formal old round about, and many are yet to come, all to the glory of God”. Ogabi said.
Chairman, Kosofe Local Government, Barrister Moyosore Ogunlewe, a man of few words but more actions, in an interview, said he expects the customary court to serve justice, to put things in order and ensure the local government is in a better place.
Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 election, Barrister Moyo called on the electorates to vote for APC candidates from top to bottom.