BEYOND BOAT REGATTA IN IKORODU DIVISION.

 

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Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly & Initiator/Founder, IREP- Ikorodu Rebirth Foundation

Much has been said and read about Ikorodu Division and the Government’s agenda to mark the 50th anniversary of Lagos State.

Some have criticized the agenda and bluntly alleged marginalization, others have criticized as well as threw up suggestions on the way forward, while a host of others have just pointed out our lapses in the area of cultural propagation.

What I gathered from all of these is that we are all concerned about the Division but with different approach and temperament for proffering solutions. We are all humans.

With the collective efforts of our representatives in the Executive and legislature, Ikorodu Division will host a segment of the Boat regatta for the anniversary of Lagos @50 and our man , Prince Rotimi Ogunleye (Commissioner for Commerce and Cooperatives) is in charge. Those from ijede and Ebute – Iga should link up with him for enquiries and information. We will need to appreciate the difficulties of a guest in knowing what stuff his Host is made off, except for those he has been told or seen the skills.

Beyond the good news of boat regatta holding in Ikorodu, you deserve to know also that:
a. The Government of Lagos State has put machineries in place to commence the construction of Owutu/Ishawo/Arepo road as well as Igbe/Ginti road soon and a stakeholders forum regarding that will hold later this month.

b. The government has given approval for Government Chalet to be built in a lagoon front site in Ikorodu Division.

C. Construction of a mall, like that of Ikeja City Mall has been approved to be build in Ikorodu Division. and the site already granted approval by the Governor.

d. Ikorodu Local Government is positioned to get a new secretariat very soon.

e. The Government is committed to 8 lane road from sabo- Ikorodu to Itokin, to align with the road construction on Epe itokin axis. This is real.

f. Construction of Divisional stadium for Ikorodu within the vast parcel of land at Laspotech is to commence very soon.

g. Industrial park is now approved for Imota LCDA, in addition to the Regional Commodity market already approved for location and construction in the LCDA. Kudos to Hon. N.S Solaja and Prince Rotimi Ogunleye.

Let me assure all, that this Government is genuinely commitment to other infrastructural projects for Ikorodu as contained in this year’s budget and some other ancillary ones that have been approved by the Governor under contingency provisions.

I will wish to plead that it is profitable to exercise a lot of restraints when reacting to a particular problem, to avoid creating other greater problems. Even when one is agitated, it is very good to err on the side of wisdom by being constructive and not excessive in the use of words and approach. There can always be gold beneath the mud.

I want to appreciate the collaborative efforts of other political Office Holders, Our political Leaders and the Royal Institution led by the Ayangburen of Ikorodu for the joint strides in tracking the budget and winning other projects for this Division.

Together we can build a decent and progressive society with dignity and honor.

I Appreciate all..

S.O.B Agunbiade.

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