Questions are often asked about lawmakers in the country, and because answers to questions do not fly from the moon, it became imperative to dig into what some Federal lawmakers representing Lagos state in Abuja are known for.
Charity they say begin at home, therefore it behooves on the media to put its searchlight on Lagos – the commercial nerve center and focus of the country, as this could be the most ideal way to begin. It means that, if we left Lagos for other states later, there wouldn’t be any rancour.
Honourable Babajimi Benson is one of 22 House of Representatives lawmakers from Lagos State representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency. He was trained as a lawyer and properly stuffed with professional attainments within his field and has marked success in the legal circles before political representation came calling.
It may interest you to note that the lawmaker is the great grandson of the prominent lawyer and politician – Theophilus Owolabi Shobowale Benson – T.O.S Benson (1917 -2008). A former Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Culture in the first post-independence government of Nigeria.
Honourable Babajimi Benson since 2016 has however added a feather to the cap of his lawmaking responsibilities with the iCare Food Bank. At its launch on 16th October, 2016, the Federal lawmaker said, ‘No one deserves to go to bed hungry’
By implication, the idea of the World Food Day has been replicated since then. Truth is, until we stem the tide of hunger, politics may not yield its right results.
Notably, Hon. Jimi Benson perhaps feels the need to move away from keeping the electorate hungry but giving them peanuts during elections for their vote.
This to the discerning mind is a double-edged sword viz: keep hunger out of Ikorodu and also keep crimes associated with hunger off one of the psolitical divisions in the state.
It gets interesting to find out that the Honourable does this every month, using it as one of many other platforms to keep closer home where responsibility remains his calling. After-all, political representation could be sustained only by consistent interaction with constituents.
In the people’s estimation, this is one of his many magic wands. It is hoped that Ikorodu will become a better place and Lagos state will be greater for it. It is until we keep on the trail of our representatives that governance will yield better results for every one of us.