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IN IFAKO-IJAIYE: Council boss erects streetlights to tackle armed robbery

As part of the plans to combat robbery around neighbourhoods in Ifako-Ijaiye community, the Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye LCDA, Apostle Oloruntoba Oke has commissioned streetlights in two major areas in the community. The commissioning was done yesterday, Friday, September 12, 2019.

This is just as the council bus inaugurated two school buses for members of his community to aid lifting and dropping off of school kids in the community.

Speaking at the commissioning of the streetlights on Barrister Kunle Fadipe Street (formerly Hospital Road) off College Road, Ifako, Oke stated that his administration took a decision to illuminate the area to tackle the spike in bags and cars snatching, as well as armed robbery attacks by hoodlums on unsuspecting members of the public under the cover of darkness.

According to him; “We have had cases of  bags and cars snatching, armed  robbery attacks, here and there in the area, hence we took a decision to illuminate the area in order to make residents and commuters feel safe.”

While launching the 49 seater capacity school buses for Ifako-Ijaiye students, the council boss said; “The reason for the project was to further boost education and relief parents and guardians of the burdens of having to provide transport for their children/ ward.”

He added that his administration would continue to give education the desired attention.

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