A special visit by your community newspaper , Kosofe Post on Monday morning to the project site revealed work is progressing at the headquarter of Ikosi Isheri Local Council, Kosofe, Lagos under administration of Engr. Abdufatai Oyesanya.
Lack of continuity by his predecessors after his first term tenure, who served as executive secretary and sole administrator respectively reportedly caused the delayed in completion of the building initiated by Oyesco during his first term between 2012 to 2015. However, When he returned for the second term he continued with the abandoned first of its kind legacy project.
Contrary to the insinuations that the appointed Executive secretary’s and sole administrator were the ones that the delayed the building completion. Those aware of the developments said there’s limit to what the appointees that lacks executive power can do. Consequently, temporarily break down of executive power slow down project completion.
Other critical factors apart from the political blame games is foreign exchange rates as at 2013 . Fx is $1 to N157 and currently Fx is $1 to N420.
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As result of the claimed paucity of funds in the council treasury when the chairman resumed for the second term and his determination to finish the project initiated under his administration, he then approached the ministry of local government and community affairs for financial assistant.
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Viewing the building on Ikorodu highway by Ketu or Lagos Ibadan Expressway the roofing, three(3) sides plastering, Aluminum windows are completed just waiting for paint application. However, the main front view inside the local council is yet to be plastered. But team of brick layers were observed carrying out some plastering work at the ground floor of the building and others which revealed work is in top gear in the juicy local council in Kosofe Federal Constituency.
With the look of things observed by our eagle eyes at Ikosi Isheri Local Government (Lcda) the council will soon roll out drums and trumpet to unveiled the history building for staffs and public use.