Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has commissioned Agboyi Ketu new administrative building named after Senator Adebayo Osinowo.
The 3 storey building with 28 rooms office space was unveiled on Friday at the Council Headquarters along Agboyi road area of Lagos
Speaking at the commissioning Governor Babajide Sanwoolu commended the
Local Council Chairman for his measurable and laudable projects across the council area, describing the initiatives as “symbolic strides”
that would bring good governance close to the grassroots and
strengthen the capacity of the councils to deliver on their mandates
Speaking further he noted that the decision of the council leadership
in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after the late Sen. Osinowo
testified to the immeasurable contribution made by the late lawmaker to the development of the council.
The governor paid glowing tribute
in memory of the late Osinowo, whom he described as “grassroots
progressive and benevolent politician” in his lifetime.
“The completion of this new 28-room Administrative Block constructed by Agboyi-Ketu LCDA is not only historic, it is unique and symbolic, because it is the first stride to immortalize a great man, a
progressive and grassroots politician, Sen. Adebayo Osinowo, who passed away in June,” The Governor said.
“I have no doubt that these new complexes will provide the much-needed conducive work environment for public servants working in the councils and enhance their productivity and better service delivery. While
projects such as these are really a commendable initiative, as they
will have a great impact on the workforce at large; it is important to
emphasize the need for all of us to understand that public
infrastructure are part of our commonwealth being provided with public funds.
We must safeguard them against vandalism, as witnessed in the
State in the past couple of weeks ago.
Sanwo-Olu used the occasion to reel out his administration’s
programmes targeted at driving development at the grassroots, pointing out that his Government had supported the physically challenged and provided low interest loans to support thousands of women across the
He cautioned youths against willful destruction of Government’s assets
and infrastructure built with public funds, saying the recent EndSARS
protests brought out the need for Governments at all levels to double
their efforts and priorities to youth development and empowerment.
The Governor disclosed that the State Government was about to commence a Graduate Internship Programme, under which 4,000 young graduates would be engaged in training and paid N40,000 monthly stipends for six months. He urged local councils, as the independent tier of Government closest to the people, to embark on welfare projects in their communities and give people a new feeling of governance.
He said: “As we prepare for a new fiscal year, let us ensure that
adequate plans are put in place to, more than the current year, ensure
that the welfare of our young people, women, elderly and the
physically-challenged are well catered for. At the State level, we
have made special provision for youth capacity development in the 2021
“This is in addition to the ongoing youth empowerment programmes,
including the Graduate Internship Programme under which 4,000 thousand young graduates would be engaged and paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for 6 months.”
He assured HRH, Oba Isiaka Oyero Balogon – Ilufemiloye I (Alaketu of
Ketu), who earlier spoke at the event with more emphasised on
education that the outstanding the public schools across Agboyi ketu
will be renovated to compliment the efforts of Mayor Dele led
Meanwhile, apart from ongoing dualization of Demurin, Agidi, Church and other roads across Agboyi Ketu. He also reiterated his determination to fulfill his other promises during his 2019 electioneering campaigns
to the people of Agboyi Ketu, a mini stadium for the youth.
He said: There is something I promised Agboyi Ketu when I was
campaigning, we are going to look for a way on how to do it, a mini
stadium. Because you said you a space is available to build a
recreational ground for the youths, and we are going do it.”
Agboyi Ketu Link bridge is a major recurring developmental project the
people of Agboyi Ketu has been agitating for over the decades was also
another campaign promise of the Governor and equally assured it will
be given top priority in next year’s fiscal budget to the excitement
of thousand residents.
“I know that the entire land we have across is water, we need a bridge
to cross it.” late Honorable Tunde Braimoh had actually charged me
with that, We will come back and see, how, what are the aliments
for the bridge project.
He urged the Olu of Agboyi Ketu, Hrm Oba (Engineer) Monsuru Abimbola Oladega specifically to avoid the temptation of selling their lands indiscriminately because he knows value the land and opportunity that come into community in no distance time after the bridge is completed.
In his closing remarks the governor urged the residents of Kosofe
Federal Constituency to troop out on Saturday, December 5, and vote enmass for APC candidates; for Kosofe constituency 2 and Lagos East senatorial District
Agboyi-Ketu LCDA chairman, Osinowo, noted that the inauguration of the new secretariat would enhance the capacity of the council to bring dividends of democracy to people at the grassroots. He said the council took the decision to immortalize the late lawmaker, given his legacy and impact in the locality.
“The edifice is massive to herald a new beginning in our administration’s quest not only to improve the landscape and
aesthetics of community, but also boost our drive to deliver governance at the grassroots. The building is constructed to provide a
conducive and enabling environment for our public servants and the residents to interface,” He said.
“The decision to name the edifice after the late Senator Adebayo
Osinowo was taken by the distinguished members of the Agboyi-Ketu legislative council during a special plenary session in honour of the
Mayor Dele Osinowo commended Sanwo-Olu for listening to the residents’ request to rehabilitate Demurin/Agidi, Church Road and construct concrete lining in Ogunsombo-Igbonla Channel, among other State Government-led projects in the council.
Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Member of House of Representatives; Kosofe Federal Constituency, Rotimi Agunsoye and Ikorodu Rep, Babajimi Benson, Kosofe Constituency 1 Lawmaker, Hon. Sanni Ganiu Okanlawon and Lagos State cabinet members graced the occasion.
APC Lagos East Vice Chairman, Ashipa Kaoli Olusanya, Governor’s
Advisory Council member, Omoba Muyiwa Sosayan, APC leader Pa. Steven Oyedele and late senator Adebayo Osinowo son, Dr. Tunde Rabiu.
APC candidate for Kosofe Constituency 2 and Lagos East Senatorial Bye-Election, Femi Saheed, Tokunbo Abiru respectively.
Alaketu of Ketu HRM Oba Isiaka Adio Balogun, Olu of Agboyi Ketu HRM Oba Monsuru Adebimbola Adekanbi Oladega, Ikosi Isheri Lcda Chairman, Princess Samiat Bada Somolu LG, Ahmed ‘Dullar’ Salawu, IgboIgbo Lcda;