Less than two months into office, there are indications that Hon. Wasiu Agoro, the newly elected chairman of Imota Local Council Development Area in the outskirts of Ikorodu, is one of the council heads with the most difficult of situations to deal with.
According to a report by Impact, the management of Ikorodu General Hospital has issued an ultimatum to the council administrators to vacate the facility that currently houses the council secretariat.
It was gathered that the structure presently used as council secretariat by the Imota LCDA is owned by the Ikorodu General Hospital.
Impact reported that the structure was initially meant to host the proposed School of Health but was made to serve as temporary secretariat for the Imota council when it was created by the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, about a decade ago.
However, the council’s administrations over the years failed to secure a permanent site despite a continuous reminder by the management of the Ikorodu General Hospital.
Presently, it is uncertain what the management of the General Hospital plans to do with the structure but there are insinuations that the current council head, Hon. Agoro has commenced efforts towards ensuring the relocation of the council headquarters to a permanent site.
A source who spoke to the medium on the situation said: “It is quite disheartening to tell you that past chairmen and administrators did not see the need to find a permanent secretariat for the council despite persistent notice from the General Hospital in Ikorodu to reclaim their property.”
Meanwhile, a source within the Council’s Information Unit revealed that the council is still in the process of acquiring a land for the purpose of relocating to its permanent site.