5th October, 2010
Residents of Surulere, Oke Oko Ibereko in Olorunda Local Council Area of Lagos State,Â South West Nigeria, have appealed to the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, toÂ extend the dividends of democracy to them by constructing Alaka Street road with goodÂ drainage channels before the whole community is submerged by flood, especially now thatÂ the rains are heavy.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, the traditional ruler and member of Raji FasholaÂ Fans Club, High Chief Z.A. Alaka, said people always find it very difficult to get toÂ their places of abode whenever it rains and therefore called for urgent rehabilitation ofÂ the road.
He lauded Fashola for his sterling leadership quality, noting that Lagos is now the envyÂ of other states in the Federation because of the governorâ€™s giant strides.
Alaka called on other political office holders to emulate Fashola, while thanking him forÂ the expansion of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway already in progress.
The traditional ruler, however, wants government to provide good roads, drainageÂ channels, pipe-borne water, community hall and mini health centre, among other socialÂ amenities in the area, while urging the council boss, Amida Abudu, not to relent in hisÂ effort in ensuring better development in the area, just as he pledged the continuedÂ support of his subjects for the chairman at all times.