Ikoyi Obalende Residents Get Dividends Of Democracy


The Ikoyi Obalende Local Council Development Area, LCDA, secretariat, Ikoyi, Lagos State recently rolled out the drums to mark two years in office of the chairman, Mr. Rasaq Adewale Adeniji and his executives by reaching out to the people with dividends of democracy.

Residents of Obalende, Ikoyi, Dolphin and Osbourne area of Ikoyi trooped out in their numbers to join the celebration. Completed projects which include public toilets at the Warders’ Barrack, blocks of classrooms at Jinadu Anglican Primary School and rehabilitated roads like Brown Road, Oluwa Road and Cameron Road, were commissioned while a new modern block of classrooms would be commissioned at Ijeh Police Barracks, Obalende, on 12 November, 2010.

Two vehicles, a Toyota Coaster bus and a Hiace bus were handed over to staff of the LCDA and NULGE officials

To enable some of the residents become self reliant, the council donated 15 giant mirrors, 15 clippers, 15 sewing machines, 15 generators and 15 computers, while 78 people got N20,000 each to boost their businesses.

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Speaking at the occasion, the chairman of the council said, “this event is partly to mark our two years in office and more importantly to give account of our stewardship to the people that elected us because we must be accountable to them”.

“I am now appealing to all residents to come out en masse during the coming voters’ registration exercise to participate fully as your possession of voters cards will be a yardstick for students admission into schools and awards of bursaries,” he added.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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