Ikorodu West Council Boss Threatens To Withdraw Street Ownership Over Payment

Kunle Adelabu

Many Street owners in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have been warned that their names would be revoked if they fail to renew their ownership annually.

The warning came on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Stakeholders’ meeting on the 2022 budget preparation at the council secretariat.

Hon. (Otunba) Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju, the Council Chairman, who issued the warning, specifically mentioned Fola Ahmed and other streets, to be defaulting in that regard.

“In Ikorodu West LCDA, we have about 500 Streets, but only less than 2% are paying for the renewal of the streets despite the fact that we are not increasing it. If people are not paying, where do you expect us to get money to do these roads”, he asked.

“We are all focusing on the JAC from the Federal Government (money from the Federation Account being allocated monthly). Forget about what you read in the newspaper, averagely, what comes to us is N30million. There are times that we get more than that and other times, less than the N30million.

“We are doing Fola Ahmed Road to create an alternative to Owutu since the Agric/Isawo Road which is the main road in under construction. We are spending lots of money in rehabilitating the road.

“Mind you, the person who owns the road has never pay a dime to this local government since. In fact, I have checked the record”, Hon. Sulaimon said.

“If we are demanding, we should also be concern about what is coming in”, he added.

The Vice Chairman, Hon. Segun Aluko, who is overseeing the Street Naming section in the council, responding to the Baale Ajagunro’s question regarding the issue, said that there is a statutory law regulating Street Naming.

“Yes, there is a statutory law regulating naming of streets. Registration is N75, 000 while renewal ( which is done annually) is N10, 000”, he said.

“Whoever that is owing the council should count the numbers of years he/she has failed to pay and multiply that by N10 000. The sum is what such street owner is owing the council”, he said in his response to a query by one of the stakeholders.

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