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Women group rehabilitates road, provides electricity poles in Ikorodu


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A non-governmental group, Women Connect International Initiative, has embarked on the rehabilitation of Obanla community road in Igbo Agbowa Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ikorodu to ensure free movement of residents. It also provided poles for electricity connection in the community.

For many years, residents have had to grapple with the near absence of government presence as reflected in the lack of basic infrastructure in the area. The founder of Women Connect International Initiative, Olabisi Salis, said the group’s intervention was as a result of the plight of residents, which is the fourth road rehabilitation carried out by the group.

“The road network in this area is nothing to write home about. Each time it rains, the roads are impassable and this had caused untold hardship to the hapless residents.”

He appealed to the government to always create an enabling environment for rural dwellers to thrive as this will improve economic growth and reduce congestion in the cities.

Chairman of Obanla Community Development Association, Oke Oyeladun Omoniyi, commended the group for the gesture, which has brought huge relief to the residents.

He said, though the community have not appeal to Lagos state government due to the small population of resident, so many have left the community due to lack of good roads and electricity.

“We are trying to organize our self, because the population here is not encouraging due to lack of basic amenities. We have form an association so that we can take some steps.

“ With assistance from Women connect, we have been able to generate electricity down here and also embarked on a three- day road rehabilitation project within the community”.

He commended Hon. Olabisi Salisu over the laudable project “She has been helpful, despite she is not living in this community, she took it upon herself as social responsibility to ease the pain of people living in Obanla community. We the residents of Obanla Community are very grateful for the good gesture.

He appealed to Women Connect to come to the aid of women in Obanla community by empowering them with skills that can help them. “ We will appreciate it if the NGO that partners with us in this development stride to empower our women, they are enterprising what they need is just is a little assistance to help them unleash their potentials.

“Since last year May, the transformer supplying the community with electricity out of operation, putting the whole community in darkness.

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