It was an august visit on Wednesday, 24th of May, 2017, when the representative of Ikorodu Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka visited the Elders Council, Agunfoye on the matter affecting the residents of the community.
The crucial meeting commenced as Mrs Aisha Bello, the Iyaloja of Agunfoye gave the opening prayer.
The Odofin of Igbogbo, High Chief Tajudeen Onasanya in his charismatic style expressed his gratitude for the display of humility of Hon. Sholaja to have paid them august visit while they anticipating to visit Lagos State House of Assembly.
Odofin did not hesitate to explain the efforts of the elders Council Agunfoye on the road construction. He further elaborates the role played by Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola and Prince Adesegun Ogunlewe on Agunfoye road.
The road has been abandoned halfway which is beginning to be deteriorating. It was a promise made that the road will be tarred but nothing of such was done. In his final submission, Chief Odofin complained of shortage of transformers in the area. A single transformer, serving three communities shouldn't be heard of this jet age.
Furthermore, Mr Abel Iyasele, CDA Chairman from Agunfoye Gegenla narrated their ordeals on several efforts made to the government for transformers but all efforts proved abortive, but thank Hon Sholaja for his visit because they are optimistic that it will yield a positive result.
The Chairman, Lantan CDA, Mr Adeola Olagunju revealed that 1,614 houses are on one face/leg of the only transformer serving the whole community in Lantan alone. He further established that the government had abandoned them since 2007.
Mr W. A.. Adekoya, another CDA Chairman from Ire Community buttressed the argument of Mr Adeola to further ascertain the urgent need of more transformers while Prof. Boyejo, a senior citizen, accused the government of marginalization of Agunfoye, as such, the CDAs and individuals have been responsible for the welfare of the community.
However, Mr Olaonipekun emphatically said that they would need up to 4 transformers so as to make life bearable for them.
In response to all, Hon. Nurudeen Sholaja-Saka thanked everyone for their contribution and applauded Hon Adebimpe Akinsola's efforts. He assured Agunfoye residents that the road completion will be included in the 2018 budget of Lagos State.
Hon. Sholaja further informed them that their letters must pass through their representative if their needs will be met urgently. He therefore assured the Elders in Council of 2 transformers when given.
The erudite legislator also intimated the Elders that the government of Lagos State is working assiduously round the clock to make life meaningful for its inhabitants. Although, the PHCN isn't encouraging but they will not relent until the right things are done. Sholaja further urged the Elders and residents of Agunfoye to vote for APC in the coming election so as to avert set back.
The Iyaloja of Agunfoye affirmed that the only Primary Health Center, Agunfoye had been neglected for years and needs immediate resuscitation.
The Baale of Agunfoye Gegenla, Chief Jamiu Abass gave a vote of thanks before Hon Sholaja went for another official assignment.
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