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Ambode’s Town Hall Meeting: Residents Demand Action On Abandoned Projects, Security, Roads e.t.c

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode held the 3rd Quarter Town Hall Meeting for his administration today, Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the Sir Chief (Dr) Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos.

The meeting which is the fifth in the series was initiated to allow Ambode give a quarterly report of his stewardship in the State.

During the meeting, residents and other attendees had the opportunity to make demands and comment on the actions and inactions of the government in the State. Issues raised in the meeting revolves around the number of abandoned projects in the State, deplorable roads, State and community security, improved health care system as well as provision of schools in parts of the State.

While commending Ambode for his efforts in morphing Lagos into a mega city, a resident, Olabode Oba, lamented the deplorable state of roads in Surulere community and the Orile Iganmu axis of the State. He implored the government to come to their aid in putting the roads back in proper shape.

For Alhaja Odumosu who is from Agbowa, Epe, she complained of the current state of the secondary school in her community stressing that the school fence has completely broken down. Similarly, A resident of Gaskiya, Apapa groaned on the absence of a secondary school in the community. “Our children now go to secondary schools in places like Mile 2, Festac, and Surulere because we don’t have one in our community. We are lands where the schools can be built and we beg the governor to look into this issue,” he said.

Another attendee who is from Yaba community commented on security in the area while admonishing the governor to ensure residents and the youths are employed as neighborhood watchers.

In his response, Ambode assured that the issues will be looked while stressing that the State has outlined projects to be completed in the next quarter.  Speaking on some projects outlined for the next quarter, the Ambode revealed that “plans have been concluded to transform the Yaba Bus Park with the provision of modern bus shelters replica of the ones erected at the Tafawa Balewa Square”.

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