7th June, 2011
Residents of Agbede community in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State came together last weekend to celebrate the victory of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), in the just concluded general elections.
The community with over 10 towns, said the victory party was being organised to thank God for the political revolution that took place in the South West in general.
Some of the leaders that spoke with Lagos Bulletin at the occasion thanked residents for remaining resolute in ensuring that ACN retained the state by voting massively for the party during the elections.
They, however, called on the elected to fulfil their electioneering promises to the people. They also tasked the state government to bring development to the community as compensation for the active role it played during the elections.
One of them, Evangelist S. O. Famoritade of Agbede Oloshugbo, called on Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and Mr. Sinai Agunbiade, to make his people happy by working for the approval, award and execution of the community road before the next election.
He said they should see the community as their home and do what will befit its residents during their tenure.
Babajide Quadri, ABC Landlord Chairman, lamented the poor state of roads in the community, noting that without good roads, there could be no development and therefore appealed to the governor over construction of good roads to enhance rapid development.
Prince Niran Ogunbanwo, the chairman of Agbede Idiorogbo Community Development Association, called on the state government to make the community a local government.
According to him, the community is far from Ikorodu Local Government and is therefore deprived of virtually all basic social amenities.
He said that the Ikorodu North LCDA in which the community falls has so many communities to cater for with its lean purse, noting that this has contributed to the little or no development in the area.
The leaders community leaders which include Agbede Oloshugbo, Idiorogbo, Ebuwawa, Sangosanya, Tikulosoro, Ajegunle, Agbahemo, Orimedu and Eleja Aro, among others, said they are in need of government attention so that they could benefit from the dividends of democracy which they said they laboured for.