To complete an office building intended for administrative purpose , As the Honourable Commissioner For Local Gov’t and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami Inspects the uncompleted facility, At the Council Secreatariat, along Ikosi Road, Kosofe federal constituency, On Friday, January 19, 2018, according to the statement released on the supposed Ikosi Isheri media handle fondly updating the activities of the council.
Recall, The lcda was carved out of the kosofe local government over 10years ago. In order to bring government closer to the people of the grassroots.
However, Effort to make them enlisted after the former President Olusegun Obasanjo led administration rejected the enlistment in the constitution of Federal republic of Nigeria based on constitutional grounds has been suspended.
It was created to bring governance closed to the people, developmental projects and growth coupled with the federal allocation for the good of kosofe LG grandchildrens (Agboyi Ketu and ikosi isheri lcda).
Ever since then, graveyard silent and look away by the promoters of the proposed 37 lGs later reversed to local council development areas had been maintained.
It was later called lcdas so as to, access the withheld controversial 20Billion local government allocations.
No doubt Lagos state unlike their counterparts, states in Nigeria who doesn’t have population size nor contributed meaningful to the Nigeria annual GDP had twice of the existing 20LGs in the state.
But Obasanjo led central government strongly kicked against the 37 additional LGs created by the then opposition ACN (Now APC) controlled state.
Today, close to 3years APC has been in charge of the central government in position to get the 37 lcdas enlisted but nothing of such has ever took the front burner under administration of President Muhammad Buhari, as it were under former president Obasanjo, despite the fact that the initiators of the proposed LG are the kingmaker that made President Buhari to become the president today.
Without them PBM ambition would have remained every election years an academic exercise.
Had the Agboyi Ketu and Ikosi Isheri lcdas been listed it wouldn’t have affected their grandfather the Kosofe Local govt monthly federal allocation been shared together.
There would have been rapid growth and development’s in kosofe Federal constituency represented by Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye and senator Gbenga Ashafa at the National Assembly.
Today Eng Abdulfatai Oyesanya, wouldn’t have being begging for an assistance to complete just an office building if listed. His request would have been on social amenities and others facility for his people.
While kosofepost joined the council boss to appeal to the state governor on the building completion assistance for effective administration functions.
We also enjoined the founder of the lcdas as a matter of urgency before the president Muhammad Buhari Tenure(s) expires to ensure the 37 lcdas are listed and gets Lagos state the long overdue status.