Commissioner Ogunleye Honoured In Ikorodu, Says There Is No Recession In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu

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Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Honourable Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Lagos State, standing on the podium to receive the IDRDG Merit Award

The Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Prince (Barr.) Rotimi Ogunleye has assured Lagosians that the state economy is very vibrant and there is no cause for alarm.

The Commissioner said this in Ikorodu after he was conferred with a Merit award by the Ikorodu Division Resource Group (IDRDG) during the 16th Prof. Anthony Adegbola Memorial Lecture which took place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at Ikorodu Town hall.

Prince Ogunleye was honoured with others for his contribution to the field of politics and development in Lagos State.

Speaking with reporters after he was presented with the award at the well-attended event, the Commissioner stated that the honour would make him contribute more to the development of Ikorodu and Lagos State in general”

“One feel a sense of appreciation when you are recognized by your people. This is a recognition by an important body in Ikorodu division. The IDRDG has been around for more than thirty years contributing to human resource development of the division and for them to have recognized you to have done something worthy of acknowledgement means a lot. I accept the award with sense of joy.

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HRM Oba Ajibade Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota presenting the award to Prince Ogunleye during the 16th Prof. Anthony Adegbola Memorial Lecture in Ikorodu on Saturday

“The award will gear me into doing more for Ikorodu and Lagos state in general. My mandate as a Commissioner and public official is to impact and add value on the people and the generality of the state and that is what I’m going to build upon. As you are aware that Lagos State is a leading economy in Africa, and, my ministry is very key to the economy of Lagos, I can assure that with mandate of His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, we are going to ensure that the state continue to be the pride of Africa and human race.

Responding to question on the recession the country is currently facing and the state of Lagos State economy, Prince Ogunleye stated,

“There is no recession in Lagos State because we have a very vibrant economy that is well-managed by our able governor and we his lieutenants are also committed to the relevance of Lagos State in the global economy. The state is the fifth largest economy in Africa with the GDP of about 132 billion dollars and the population is over 22million. The state is a deep and vibrant economy and our local government are keyed into the state programmes and that was the idea behind the recently commissioned 114 roads across the state.

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L-R, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, former deputy Governor of Lagos State, Prince Bode Ogunleye, a Chartered Accountant & Philanthropist, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives, Mrs Ogunleye, wife of Prince Rotimi Ogunleye and Prince Bayo Ogunleye, the Vice Lay President, The African Church.

“This is to open-up the rural roads and help in the development of commerce and industry in the grassroots. The lecture today is about agricultural development and value chain. When our people produced in the farm and there is no effective channel to transport them, it will get rotten and that is why we have embarked on all-inclusive developmental programme in  the state.”

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L-R, Prince Bode Ogunleye, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Mrs Ogunleye, Alhaji Musliu Animashaun, APC Stalwart, Prince Bayo Ogunleye and Chief Ogunleye, an hotelier and Businessman

Barrister Rotimi Ogunleye, is a Prince of Rademo Royal house in Ikorodu. A seasoned journalist, Barrister in law and a politician. He is the Principal, Rotimi Ogunleye and Associate Law firm. He had served Lagos State and Ikorodu division on many Boards and in different capacities. He is currently the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry & Cooperatives.

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