The Lagos State Government has commended the Greenfield Estate Community Development Association (CDA) in Ago Palace, Lagos, for helping to address the housing deficit in the country.
The state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also promised private developers in the state its total support to establish housing estates in order to check the housing deficit in Lagos State and the country in general.
Speaking during the inauguration of Greenfield Estate Community Development Association (CDA) secretariat, road projects and their end of year party in Ago Palace, Okota, the governor, who was represented by the Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Adebayo Aremu Olasoju, said: “We commend the Greenfield Estate CDA for the project put on ground to make the estate livable as well as help reduce the housing deficit in the state and Nigeria.
“We also encourage private developers that the current administration is in total support of such laudable projects to actualise the mega city aspiration of the state.”
Earlier, the Chairman of the CDA, Monday Akunna, noted that: “Back in 2010, when I first became a resident of Greenfield Estate, I could never have imagined that a day like this would come to fruition. I will begin by acknowledging the efforts of past leaders in the estate, beginning with late Chief Monday Imo, who was the pioneer chairman of the estate until 2009.”
“Under his stewardship, there was a name-change from Bashorun Estate to Greenfield Estate. His administration electrified the then swampy forest and set up security operations to safeguard the lives and property of all residents. Successive administrations consistently expanded upon the security framework.”
Also, the Chairman, Organising Committee, Afam Chuwuma, said:“The objective of the party is to unite CDAs within the Okota axis. A united Ago Palace residents would attract social and political dividends from the state and local governments. Ago Palace road is gradually deteriorating, taking us back to 2008 and 2015 when it was impassable. We have to unite and make sure the road is rehabilitated and maintained properly.”
Chuwuma said: “Another reason for this event is to bring the state and local governments to Greenfield Estate to appreciate our efforts in developing the community and see if we can be compensated for our good works, as well as to ensure that the government compliments our efforts by bringing more dividends of democracy to the Ago Okota axis.
“The canal view road is a major road that can decongest traffic on the Ago Palace axis if constructed, so we are appealing to the government to look into that area.
“This event will definitely bring like minds together, and to hopefully achieve business deals, hence our reason for inviting the business community to this event.”