In 2016, InsideMainland exclusively reported the cries of residents of Emmanuel High Street, Ogudu community, Lagos Mainland, over the deplorable state of the road which had been abandoned by the state government for over 20 years.
In a direct response, the government rehabilitated the road but events took another turn after the aggrieved residents prevented the official commissioning of the road through a protest march. The residents insisted that the road was partly rehabilitated, a claim which was confirmed and exclusively reported by InsideMainland.
At that time, the residents positioned themselves at the bad spots of the road arguing that the state government abandoned the uttermost deplorable parts of the road.
However, there is good news for Emmanuel High Street residents as the long forgotten and abandoned area may finally get the needed government attention.
This is because the area will be hosting 4th Quarter 2017 Town Hall of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his administrative team on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
In addition, the Ogudu community will also house the proposed permanent site for the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
In the past, the meetings have provided a platform for stakeholders to engage the government on key developmental issues in their various communities. This meeting serves as an avenue for residents of Ogudu, Ojota, and Kosofe LG, in general, to present their demands to the government.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time the Town Hall meeting will hold on the Lagos Mainland. In 2016 alone, Ikorodu and Surulere communities on the Lagos Mainland hosted the governor and his administrative team in separate meetings.