By Monsur Olowoopejo
LAGOS—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, flagged off the newly-constructed Ikeja Millemium Housing Estate, naming it after former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku.
He equally flagged off the Rauf Aregbesola Model Primary Health Centre, PHC, in Mosan-Okunola Local Council Development Area, LCDA, to aid healthcare delivery at the grassroots.
The governor, who spoke at the premises of the 76-unit four-bedroom duplexes located on Muiz Banire Street, GRA Ikeja, said the completion of the project had taught the state government other methods of planning and managing project in the state.
He said: “The lesson we learnt here has been transferred to all ongoing construction of Lagos HOMS scheme, with detailed soil testing, proper foundation design and engagement of qualified workers in the construction the projects.”
On why the government named it after Anyaoku, he said: “After we completed this project, a new challenge aroused. And it was who the estate should be named after. I think that events made that decision very easy.
“We resolved that if we have to dedicate any public service and building after anyone, whether living or dead, it will be those who have contributed to the development of our nation, especially Lagos state.”
In reaction, Anyaokwu said: “I am humbled by this kind gesture of the Lagos government led by a performing governor. It is a great honour to cut the ribbon of this new estate.
“My connection with Lagos is deep and longstanding. Although I come from across the Niger, I started my career in Lagos and I have been married for over 50 years to a native of Lagos, from Egba precisely.”