8th August, 2011
Residents and other stakeholders of Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have appealed to the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin Kuye, over the poor state of the roads in the area.
They accused the council chairman, Mr. Abudu Amida, of none performance, saying the community has not reaped the dividends of democracy since the assumption of office of the council chief.
A community leader in the area who does not want his name mentioned, said since the chairman assumed office, he has not initiated any meaningful project in the community, while no one could point at any significant project executed by the council.
He stated further that Elijah Araromi, Ilogbo Eremi, Oko Afo, Iworo Ajido and Aradagun, among other communities, have not reaped any dividend of democracy as the whole area is almost submerged by flood occasioned by bad road and lack of drainage system.
The residents also lamented unavailability of PSP operators, public toilet, rural electricity and other basic social amenities in the area, noting that the council generates huge some of money as levies from the community and ought to, at least, reciprocate the good gesture.
Another resident wants the governor to pay a visit to the area and see things by himself before the October local government election.
According to him, “we want our LCDA boss to be removed. We were shocked when we saw the list of completed and ongoing projects of 2008/2009 at the council’s secretariat while nothing has actually been done.
“We are appealing to Governor Fashola to urgently respond to our grievances by investigating the financial impropriety allegation against the council chairman.”
Efforts to reach the council boss proved abortive at press time as his mobile phone was switched off.