State Govt, Former Head of Service Intervene in Lajo, Construct Blocks of Classrooms, Offices

-Community still in dire needs

Kunle Adelabu

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A block of 8 classrooms started by the Lajos Community nearing completion after the intervention of former Head of service, Lagos State, Prince Segun Ogunlewe

About year after community leaders and residents of Lajo community, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, called the attention of the government to their plights, the former Head of Service, Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe has intervened to complete the block of classrooms initiated by the community association.

The Lagos State Government has also commenced the building of another block of six classrooms, two offices and toilet facilities. The construction when completed is also expected to include fencing of the community school.

The community initiated and started the construction of a block of eight classrooms to prevent their children and wards attending schools miles away.

The community has also on its own initiated several other projects with little or no intervention from the government until now. It initiated and constructed Primary Health Centre, electrification project, maintenance of community access road, security and effectively mobilizing the residents towards development.

Recently, the community also created an access road from Lajo linking Igbo-Agbowa, Abuja to connect road users to Ibeshe road.

The 5km road created an alternative road from the deplorable Lajo/Offin/Igbogbo Road and saves times from the chaotic Igbogbo road. To maintain the new access road, the community also iniated toll system.

Pastor Elesho, Public Relation Officer, Lajo Community Association, told THE IMPACT that the community is very appreciative of the intervention of the former Head of Service and the Lagos State Government in completing and constructing new block of classrooms in the school but added that more government presence is needed for the residents to feel impact of governance.

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A new block of 6 classroom with offices and toilet facilities embarked upon by the state government also nearing completion.

THE IMPACT had in its June/July 2015 edition first wrote about the neglect of Lajo community and all the community’s efforts in providing all its needs and calling on the government to intervene in a story on pages 44 and 45 of that publication titled, “Lagos Community Seeks Government Intervention on School, Road, Electrification, Others”

Again in August/September 2015 edition, we also did a follow-up story on page 4, titled, “LACK OF Government Presence in Lagos Community: Hon. Solaja, Former HOS Visit, Promise Intervention. Again in our November/December 2015 edition, we also did another piece, titled, “Lajo Community Opens Link Road To Ibeshe” with a rider, “Call on Ambode To Construct Access Road, Develop Community”

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