Ikoyi residents task Lagos on failing amenities
To draw attention to the various challenges confronting Victoria Island and Ikoyi in Lagos State, the Victoria Island and Ikoyi Residents Association (VIIRA) has appealed to the state government to support the community’s intervention in up-scaling infrastructural and social amenities in the area.
The association made the call at its monthly meeting held virtually. Executive Secretary of the association, Abdul-Latif Muse, told The Guardian that despite the opulence associated with Ikoyi and Victoria Island, the two communities still face infrastructural challenges such as water supply, security, bad roads and drainage.
Muse said: “We have problems with roads, they need fixing. Also, one of the things we have still not succeeded in getting the government to do is providing water. We made do with borehole or get tanker to supply us. Part of the issue is outdated and expired network of pipes and pressure from the water corporation.”
At the event, VIIRA recognised four individuals and two banks for their contribution to the development of the association. The association bestowed its Community Awards CSR category to Access Bank for the rehabilitation of Oniru road, and Zenith Bank for the beautiful space on Ajose Adeogun.
The body also gave its legacy award to the late Col. Adekunbi Olabisi Macaulay (rtd) and the late Mrs Phobean Ajibola Ogundipe, while it awarded Resident of the Year 2020 to Dr Bolaji Ajenifuja, and Bright Star Award to a young man, Abubakar Usman.
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