**Barrister Samuel Alabi Holds Maiden Edition Meeting As CDC Chairman
**Gives #5,000 to Ten(10) Persons Who Came Early To The Meeting, says, It Is A Way To Ensure Promptness Of Members
The maiden edition meeting of all elected Community Development Association chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers, under the umbrella of Community Development Committee. Which was led by Barrister Samuel Alabi, saw a new inclusion of accomplished stakeholders steering the ship of community development agenda for 2020-2022.
The meeting which have in attendance the current serving member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Tpl. Rasheed Makinde as the 2nd vice Chairman, the immediate past CDC chairman, Alh. A. A. Amusat as secretary and the erstwhile chairman of CDC Alhaji Akindele as ex-officio among others.
The community Development committee (CDC) chairman, Barrister Samuel Alabi while addressing the members at the inaugural meeting which was well attended. He lauded the coming on board of Alh. Akindele, erstwhile chairman and Alhaji Amusat, immediate past chairman as ex-officio and secretary respectively. He said that he had one time or the other served under the two Chairmen who are now back into the CDC serving in different capacities.
Speaking further, Barr. Alabi said, “I am so glad to also see Hon. Makinde in the formation of the CDC executive, it is a plus to community development”. He then assured the lawmaker and other executive members of a good working relationship towards achieving a developed community.
In his speech, the lawmaker who made an announcement of a donation of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (250,000.00) for the New year celebration of the members of the Community Development Committee, CDC. in addition he stressed that his coming into CDC formation is not political.
“It is an aberration to start using the CDC medium for political, rather, the core objectives of community development should be adhered to strictly. I am here because everyone here are accomplished people, together we can draw development to our community quickly and speedily.
“Serving the community is based on self determination and zeal, nobody is forced to do community development services. Barrister Alabi and I always relate from afar, and there is no discrepancies between us, we are now on the same page for development, together we will bring resounding development to our community and it will be beneficial to all.” Hon. Makinde said.
The report of 50% increment in electricity tariff, local government intervention in the community hall project and grants received from political office holders were read to members and prayer was said for a successful year of community development.