Ikorodu Local Government on Tuesday brainstormed with major stakeholders and captains of industry along Itamaga-Ijede road on how to collectively find solution to the road that has completely collapsed and needing urgent government attention.
At the meeting held at Ai Royal Hotel, Aga in Ikorodu were business owners, members of community development associations and residents among others.
The council chairman, Hon. Wasiu Adeshina speaking at the parley stated that government alone cannot handle everything adding that there is need for the public to partner with government.
“Government is tackling a lot of things and cannot do it all; as such we are to look inward at such critical areas that are of urgent concern to us but not in government’s budget
“We are here to jointly look at this particular and ever-important road, spanning from Itamaga, Agura and serving Ijede and other environs.”
“This road is one of the livewire of our communities, serving us in numerous ways. Yet, it has regrettably deteriorated to unacceptable level to men and women in the community.
“It is our stakeholders’ duty and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of captains of industry to join us, thus, we are using this occasion to parley and restore this road fully.
”I assure you that all that harkened to this clarion call shall be recognized and have their names enshrined in the scroll for the development of this peaceful and progressive society, and humanity at large
“It is important for captains of industry of these aforementioned areas to join hands with the local government to fix this road regardless of the fact that it belongs to the federal government. No amount is too small in the development of this area.
He also appealed to the federal government to fix the road which is causing residents untoward hardship.
It was also an opportunity for the Adeshina’s administration to showcase its achievements in the last two years.
Prince Folashade Olabanji-Oba, Vice Chairman of the Ikorodu LG and Chairman of the Itamaga-Ijede Road Rehabilitation Committee stated that the meeting is a clarion call and sought for the public co-operations.
“This is a clarion call on the people to collectively engage in developing our community
“The council chairman and his entire team are working hard and we shall work more harder and we are requesting that stakeholders to work with us
“We appreciate your decision to live in Ikorodu and conduct your business here and we are committed to making the environment a better place to live in
Mr Dipe Adekunle, Head of the Administration, Ikorodu Local Government speaking earlier stated that the meeting was called to find ways of serving people better.
“We are here to know your better and how you feel so that together we can make Ikorodu better
“We are here to exchange ideas on challenges that we are facing and how to get over them
Mr Salami Odunlami the representative of Pointview hotel stated that the state of the road has badly affected businesses and general living conditions of the people.
He added that the state of road is not helpful in term of emergence and pledged his company’s support towards the rehabilitation.
Mrs Okunlaya Bolanle who represented Winlords pharmacy also commended the initiative while adding that the deterioration has impacted negatively on the community and businesses.
Other members of the rehabilitation committee has announced by the council chairman are Mr Dipe Adekunle, Mr Yusuf Gbadebo, Alhaji Rotinwa, Mr Morufu Jokomba, the council engineer and legal adviser.