7th June, 2011
The people of Gberefu Island in Badagry Local Government Area of Lagos State have appealed to the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to recognise and approve the report on the upgrading of traditional ruler of the town as endorsed by the kingmakers.
The people, at a recent meeting on how to move the community forward socially and economically, also threw their weight behind the new administration of the governor, saying they appreciated what he has done for them and for turning the fortunes of the state around.
According to them, historically, Gberefu is long over due for a first-class traditional ruler, being a former colonial settlement and with population of about a million people and as such, its monarch deserves to be upgraded.
They also said that Chief Nojeem Adeniyi Mautin Sanni Numeton I is one indigene of the town, who has contributed immensely to its development, adding that Gberefu community has very great potential for industrial development as there is enough land that could be utilised for both commercial and industrial purposes.
They, however, believed that all these cannot be achieved without the town having a first-class ruler and therefore called on the governor to grant their request without further delay.