Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke representing Ikeja Federal Constituency is a man of many parts. He is a dedicated, loyal and kind-hearted political stalwart who has seen it all in the murky waters of Nigerian politics. In recognition of his many sterling performances ever since he emerged as the representative of one of the most strategic federal constituencies in Lagos State, Hon. Faleke has embarked on quite a number of empowerment and employment projects most of which have been benefitted by his constituents and others. Recently at the Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards (NMNA) 2021, Hon. Faleke was bestowed with the Diamond Award of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to Youth Empowerment and Community Development. A three-term representative, the people of Ikeja Federal Constituency holds Hon. Faleke in high esteem due to his many poverty alleviation initiatives he has used to touch their lives directly and indirectly. There is no doubting the fact that Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, a protégé of APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has embarked on several educational growth of his constituency coupled with his high level of human gestures, philanthropy, dedication to service and loyalty to party dictates. In the area of security of lives and properties in Ikeja Federal Constituency, Hon. Faleke has donated tens of solar lights to illuminate all streets in the constituency at nights to guide against insecurity. Hon. Faleke also donated 8 patrol buses to the Nigeria Police Force to further boost their mobility. He also created a health seminar and programme where people were treated feely as regards their health challenges.
Storming the 2021 edition of the Nigeria Media Nite-Out Awards with Hon. James Abiodun Faleke were Hon. Dotun Olakanle Executive Chairman, Onigbongbo LCDA, Alh. Dally Adeokun APC party Leader in Ojodu/Chairman Ikeja LGA, Dr. Engr. Mojeed Alabi Balogun Executive Chairman Ikeja Local Govt., Hon. Yomi Balogun APC Party Leader in Ojodu LCDA, Hon. Ayoyunde Adenuga Council Leader, Ikeja LG Hon. Bunmi Oluyadi Executive Vice Chairman, Ojodu LCDA, Aih kehinde Onifade chairman, APC caretaker committee Onigbongbo LCDA. Everybody is important before our great Honorable James Faleke, to mention but of few other dignitaries, party leaders, members across Ikeja Constituency. The award is dedicated to the party leaders, party members and to entire Ikeja constituency loyalists.
With everything you have been doing sir, how does it make you feel?
Well… first, let me thank God for giving me the opportunity to represent the people of Ikeja Federal Constituency, I also want to thank the leaders of Ikeja Federal Constituency and most importantly Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the direct leader of Ikeja Federal Constituency. The essence of representation is for the people to feel the impact of the representation and what we are doing presently is that our people must feel the impact and they are feeling the impact. Empowerment is to take out our people from the streets and its to take them to a gainful employment so that security can be better and lives can be better off and their own families also can be better off and that for me is the only goal. Making laws, no matter how many laws I make, even though it has indirect impact on them but it does not have direct impact on them. So, what give them direct impact is what they are able to get from you, and they call it dividends of democracy. That’s what they are able to get that directly affect them individually and their families and that’s exactly what we are doing and I am happy that with the level that we have reached today in the house and being a third term, we have been able to attract dividends of democracy and its going to be better off going forward.
You are being celebrated today as an astute lawmaker, what can you say about the event and a word for the organizer?
Well… first of all let me thank the organizer for recognizing our efforts in our constituency. With this type of recognition, it gives us more energy for completion and we also appreciate them for not being bias and recognizing performance for me like I said earlier the essence of representation is to make sure that the people are happy. I partially sleep because they are unhappy but when they are happy, then I will be able to sleep fully.