Sanwo-Olu urges residents to encourage council chairmen to execute more projects

Sanwo-Olu urges residents to encourage council chairmen to execute more projects

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged residents of the state to encourage local council chairmen to execute more development projects within their communities.


The governor made the call on Friday in Lagos at the inauguration of an ultra-modern office complex and road projects at Apapa Iganmu Local Council Area (LCDA).


“The projects are commendable infrastructures and I urge the residents to encourage and cooperate with the council chairman to do more.


“We are handing over these infrastructures to the youths in the community for safekeeping. There are many developmental programmes executed for youths through the Ministry of Youth Development.


“The youths should know that these infrastructures are meant for them and their communities; that’s why we are handing the projects over to them,” Sanwo-Olu said.


In her opening remarks, Dr Funmilayo Akande, Chairman, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, said that she had ensured good and speedy development of the area since her assumption of office.


“We assure that all hands must be on deck to ensure good and speedy development within the LCDA to further entrench a greater Lagos.


“In Apapa Iganmu, being a commercial and residential area, good and motorable roads are a major need of the community.


“Hence, the administration embarked on infrastructural development through the construction of 11 road networks, Sari Iganmu, Makanjuola, Sango Arewa and others,” she said.


Besides, Akande underscored the need to promote education, saying that the provision of good education would facilitate a good future for children and youths.


The council boss said that the council constructed the Oluremi Tinubu Library at Apapa Iganmu and fully equipped it.


“We provide school bags to pupils and students; we also make provisions for the purchase of General Certificate Examination (GCE) and JAMB forms for our students who aspire to further their education.


“We also have many projects in the health sector. We constructed some primary health centres, we also provided eye glasses and drugs for the aged and widows in Apapa Iganmu community,” she said.


Akande, however, thanked community leaders, youths, the council staff, corporate organisations and residents in Apapa for their cooperation and commitment which, she said, ensured the completion of the projects.


In his remarks, Oba Abdulfatai Aromire, the Ojora of Ijora, thanked the council chairperson for the various development projects in the community.


“We have witnessed various projects embarked upon by the council boss; that is why we are applauding her today for the enormous jobs and still encourage her to do more,” Aromire said.


Mr Babatunde Balogun, the Lagos State chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), lauded the council boss for embarking on several infrastructural development projects in the neighbourhood.


“We thank the chairman for these laudable projects, the 11 road constructions, the primary health centres and the provision of operational vehicles for the police command in the LCDA,’’ he said.


Balogun noted that the projects were dividends of democracy, which the party promised the residents during the electioneering, and urged the people to make good use of them.

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