27th September, 2010
A community in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government of Lagos State, South West Nigeria, hasÂ expressed gratitude to the state governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola, over the constructionÂ and commissioning of Ajegunle mini water works that supplies all the communities in theÂ area with water after 100 years of the existence of Iju Water Works.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the traditional ruler of Ibafon town, Baale KayodeÂ Okunola, thanked the governor, saying that his people now have access to good drinkingÂ water.
Okunola stated that the community, before this time, had to contend with untreated waterÂ for close to 100 years until the Fashola-led administration came to their rescue byÂ supplying two million gallons of water per day to the area.
According to him, Fashola has within three years as governor, carved a niche for himselfÂ with the provision of social amenities as well as infrastructure renewal, adding thatÂ among his counterparts, he stands out in the area of good governance, saying that LagosÂ residents should be grateful to God for Fasholaâ€™s giant strides since his assumption ofÂ office.
Playing the proverbial Oliver Twist, the traditional ruler, however, appealed to theÂ state government to quickly replace the rusty underground pipes that supply water to theÂ entire community. He also implored government to rehabilitate the Ibafon Street road thatÂ leads to the newly built Health Centre, providing it with good drainage channels toÂ ensure the life span of the newly rehabilitated roads.