-Ikorodu youths charges LG Chairmen to ensure sanity in garages, markets
The Ikorodu Heroes (I – Heroes), an Ikorodu – based organization, has also affirmed that the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, is fast becoming a business district with innovative technology to support its growth.
The association, which is a socio – political and developmental platform, congratulated the people of Ikorodu for the developmental strides that have taken place in the division.
Mr Abolaji Oluwaseun Elesho, President, I – Heroes, speaking with THE IMPACT at the 5th Annual General Meeting of the group, said that the presence of educational institutions, industries and other developmental facilities, has contributed greatly to social and economic development of Ikorodu.
The group echoed the position of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu and representative of the Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Rep. Babajimi Benson, that Ikorodu is now a fast – growing business community not only in Lagos, but the nation at large.
The Governor, while speaking at the commissioning of the Kimberly Clark Manufacturing Plant in Odogunyan about a month ago, had described Ikorodu as one of the fastest growing organized sectors in Nigeria.
“Ikorodu, today, happens to be one of the fastest growing organized sectors in our country; Ikorodu, today, remains home to millions of Nigerians, and not only Lagosians, who indeed want to have a place where they can call home”, he said.
Also at the commissioning, Rep. Babajimi Benson stated that Ikorodu has the capacity to take the state and country to the next level.
“Ikorodu Federal Constituency is the Miami of Lagos and the best constituency in Nigeria. We have two Universities, the biggest power plant in Egbin, two seaports and we have the people and vision that will take you to the next level”, Hon. Benson said.
Elesho speaking with THE IMPACT said:
“We want to congratulate all Ikorodu indigenes specifically on the elevation of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, to a University, meaning that Ikorodu is now home to two Universities: Lagos State University of Science and Technology, Ikorodu, and the Caleb University Imota”, Elesho said.
“The Ikorodu Seaport is now the export hub for the country, the ongoing Imota rice mill which is the largest in Africa, is almost completed and will contribute in no small measure to the economic activities in Ikorodu.
“The establishment of the well-equipped Ikorodu Division Peace Initiative Limited/GTE, a local security architecture, will greatly help in protecting lives and properties and also makes Ikorodu safer and conducive for businesses”, Elesho added.
“The Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL), which was established in partnership with a renowned technology and Social Enterprise company, the Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) in Lagos, to train youths on relevant digital and innovation skills and build the best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy.
“There is also, the newly established factories in the Odogunyan industrial hub, the expansion of the Ikorodu roundabout road and the proposed building of recreational VIP chalets and a five-star hotel in Ikorodu, most of these championed by all well-meaning Ikorodu indigenes with the active support of the Royal Majesties”, he said.
Elesho, therefore, charged residents of Ikorodu to, henceforth, ensure that they imbibe best practices in relating with people and doing business.
Most importantly, he charged council administrators to bring sanity in the areas of traffic, market and garage management.
“Therefore, it is important for us, as indigenes, to ensure best practices at all times”, he said.
“On this note, once again, we call on our Local Government and Local Council Development Areas Chairmen to pay more attention to the traffic management within the metropolis, Market arrangements, taxi/ Okada/ keke/Korope parks, road tax collectors, amongst other things that make our community appears uncoordinated and disjointed”, he charged them.