Jun 15, 2021

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Shina Peller @ 45: Iseyin-Born Lawmaker Tackles Critics, Lists Achievements

– Hon. Shina Peller has vowed to “set the bar high” for his successors to beat in terms of leadership and viable representation

– The lawmaker said he is committed to nation-building via Lead Generation and welfare of his people, adding that his critics will be disappointed

– Peller, who turned 45 years on Friday, May 14, also promised to provide job opportunities and appointments for youths before the end of his 4-year tenure

Shina Abiola Peller, a lawmaker representing Iseyin, Itesiwaju, Kajola and Iwajowa in the House of Representatives, said he is committed to the welfare and progress of his people.

The lawmaker popularly dubbed “king of African nightclub” gave this assurance on Thursday, May 13, during a conversation tagged by “Meet your Honourable” in Iseyin, his hometown.

Peller said he is not perturbed by the whirlpool of criticisms trailing the “biased” assessment of his performance in office by the opposition,

He maintained that nothing will discourage him from “total service and commitment to the will” of those he is representing at the “Green Chamber” in Abuja.

The lawmaker has been widely criticised for being aloof, with a number of critics saying he does not offer good representation like his predecessor, Hon. Abiodun Olasupo.

Responding, Peller said those criticising him should put themselves in his shoes because even before he became a lawmaker, he was providing supports for the less-privileged and those in need.

I never collect money from anybody for my projects

He also maintained that his agriculture empowerment project for the farmers in his constituency is second to none.

Shina said he has developed a thick skin to criticism, adding that it is normal he is criticised.

If I see job opportunities I’ll give them to my people

In the area of employment, the lawmaker promised that before the end of his tenure at the National Assembly (NASS) he will beat his predecessor in that regard.

“In the area appointment, we are striving so hard. I can’t see opportunity and sell it. I can assure you that before the end of my term I will set a standard that will be hard for anybody to meet,” Peller said.

“I am not scared at all. In my next, campaign I will do reports both in English and Yoruba comparing his achievements to his predecessedor. I have my plans. And in the end, people will appreciate what I have been doing,” he submitted.

Earlier, it was reported that the nightlife entrepreneur thanked God for being able to contribute his quota to the nation-building as a legislator.

Peller said that the Covid-19 crisis gave him a lot of opportunity for sober reflection. According to him, his conscience keeps pricking him and urging him to do more.