Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the people of Agege that the community will continue to receive its fair share of dividends of democracy in the areas of infrastructural development, health care service, improvement in educational facilities, and other interventions that will enhance the living conditions of the people.
The Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat gave this assurance on Tuesday at the Grand Finale of the “Agege Day Celebration” and Launching of N500 million Agege Education Endowment Fund, held at the Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos.
Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that “his promises are in line with his administration’s inclusive policy”, he urged the residents to continue to sustain the peaceful cohabitation among the various ethnic groups residing in the different communities within Agege.”
The Governor stated that “the N500,000,000 Agege Endowment Fund being launched today, is a laudable idea and a clear understanding of the role of education as an enabler and the most potent tool for youth empowerment”.
He, therefore, enjoined corporate organizations, and well-meaning sons and daughters as well as friends of Agege to support and contribute generously to this fund for the upliftment of the education sector and greater developments of this community.
The Governor noted that the grand finale of the Agege Day Celebration and the launching of the Agege Education Endowment Fund presents an opportunity to celebrate the values of community development.
He added that the celebration reflects how residents can continue to cohabit peacefully with each other in the interest of growth, development, and collective and individual prosperity.
Stating that “the theme of the celebration is apt and speaks to the remarkable progress that Agege and what its people have achieved as a result of the atmosphere of oneness that has been sustained over the years”.
Speaking further, Sanwo-Olu said that Agege is a historical town with rich antecedents in trade and commerce, stating that “It is worthy to note that up till this present day, Agege is still a vibrant commercial town contributing significantly to economic growth and development of the State,” noting that Agege has produced prominent sons and daughters, including the Speaker whose commitment to the continued growth and well-being of Agege and it’s people cannot be over emphasised.
Speaking on the forthcoming elections, Sanwo-Olu charged the residents to come out en masse to vote for all the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party, on 25th February and 11th March 2023.
He said that “Let us cast our votes fully for our leader and our Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and to ensure the re-election of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State”.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa affirmed that he will continue to take Agege to enviable heights.
“I will make Agege my first and give all it takes to coast home every developmental opportunity for the community’s advancement,” he said.
He noted that the launch of the Agege Educational Endowment Fund showed renewed hope and future to the youth in their educational pursuit and it gives the confidence of brighter days ahead of the children in the town.