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Lagos residents urge Ambode to rename community

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode

Residents of Gloryland Community in Federal Site and Services Scheme in Isheri-olofin, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos have called on the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to urgently rename the community State Site and Services Scheme.

Chairman of Gloryland Community Development Association (CDA), Mr. Olumide Adewale, made thecall while speaking at the CDA Secretariat, 5, Goshen Street, Isheri-Olofin.

He said the call to rename the community became necessary in order to get the state government’s attention for the development of the area which had suffered neglect for over 16 years.

He said it was the community’s  resolve that the name be changed to State Site and Services Scheme, adding that, “for over 16 years now, no single project can be attributed to the  local council administration let alone the state government.”

“This community with a population of over 10,000 residents and more than 200 streets, started writing letters since the era of Senator Bola Tinubu as governor of Lagos State.

“This question we have been asking is: Are we not residents of Lagos State? We provide drainages, transformers, concrete poles and aluminium conductors for electricity as a community and do the culverts and grading of our own roads,” he stated.

He lamented that the community had been abandoned because of its name Federal Site and Services Scheme as it was erroneously regarded as belonging to the Federal Government.

“We are calling on Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos State, to change the name to State Site and Services Scheme so that our community can get attention in the 2017 budget of the state.

“We know that the adminstration of Mr Ambode is not giving priority to any community over the other. The governor is developing anywhere that needs attention in Lagos State and we believe in him,” Adewale affirmed.