By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has observed that the entire Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state is due for “integrated development” in response to the influx of human and businesses.
Noting that the development of Ibeju-Lekki axis is a key component of his plan to achieving “Greater Lagos”, the APC governorship candidate assured the residents of the area that his government would drive more positive development to the area if elected.
Speaking during an interactive session with traditional rulers and party leaders from the division, Sanwo-Olu also said his government would bring back rural electrification project to connect more communities to electricity.
He said: “We have recognised the importance of the development of Lekki-Ibeju axis to the economic and investment growth of the state. If you give us your mandate, I promise that the integrated development of this important city will receive a maximum attention from my government. I’ll drive more positive development to this area.”
The parley, which was at the instance of the three paramount rulers in the area, the Onibeju of Ibejuland, Oba Rafiu Salami, Onitedo of Itedoland, Oba Tajudeen Elemoro and Onilekki of Lekki. The meeting was also attended by political leaders, village heads and local chiefs, who had an opportunity to bare their minds on challenges they face.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, the Baale of Araromi, Chief Olayemi Lukmon complained about the state of schools in Ibeju-Lekki, saying that the existing structure in most schools are not in sync with modern Lagos.
‘’We are ashamed to see that before our eyes, schools continue to deteriorate in Ibeju-Lekki. We want you to look into it.’’ Olayemi said.
He also called Mr. Sanwo-Olu’s attention to the plight of the traditional chiefs who have not been gazetted by the Lagos State government. According Olayemi the chiefs are merely serving the community because of the love they have for the society.
Other issues that were discussed include electricity, road construction and expansion as well as empowerment for the local farmers.
Sanwo-Olu while responding promised to fix all the major roads especially the Ibeju-Epe, Lekki-Eleko and all other coastal roads.