Oloro hosts Wale Ahmed working visit Team to Ojodu LCDA

The Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed and the Executive Chairman Ojodu LCDA, Hon Julius Oloro during the Commissioner’s working visit to the Local Government on Tuesday

…continue to work in line with the State Government replicating the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in Ojodu for a greater Lagos- Oloro

The Chairman leading the way round the Council’s vicinity

The Executive Chairman Ojodu LCDA, Hon Engr. Julius Olumuyiwa Oloro with his management and staff played host to the Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed and his entourage on Tuesday at the council’s Secretariat, Oke-Ira.

The state ministry’s entourage led by the honorable commissioner was on their arrival received by the Ojodu Council Chairman, Hon. (Engr) Julius Olumuyiwa Oloro together with the Vice-chairman, Hon. Bunmi Oluyadi and the new Head of Administration, Mr. Wale Oshin and the Leader of the House, Hon. Wasiu Seidu.

The Honorable Commissioner acknowledged and appreciated Hon Oloro and his team for the job well done, while inspecting the ongoing project which included the new Council Office Complex, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Ultra-modern Office Complex, that now houses all executives, management and staff of the council.

He also toured the council vicinity for inspection of the demolition and construction site of the secretariat which currently is undergoing building reengineering works.

Thereafter the Honorable Commissioner went into a closed door meeting with the council Chairman.

Dr. Ahmed also visited the Legislative chamber in company of the chairman and management staff.

Others who were present to receive the august visitors were Hon. Olawale Abdusalam, Hon. Tunji Kogbodoku, some members of the executive, legislative arm and other top management staff of the council.

Others include the Leader Ojodu, Hon Wasiu Seidu with all other Councilors, Secretary to the Local Government (SLG) Hon Segun Odunmbaku and the Acting Council Manager Mr Wale Oshin.

Hon Julius Oloro (2nd right) and his Vice Chairman, hon Olubunmi Oluyadi welcoming the Dr Wale Ahmed into the new Chairman’s Office inside the newly constructed Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Office Complex , Ojodu Secretariat, Oke-Ira, Ojodu, Ikeja on Tuesday.

The Dr Ahmed expressed satisfaction with the pace of ongoing development is being executed compared with his expectation and he sued for more cooperation from all arms that makes governance possible at the Ojodu council for continuous remarkable accomplishments of this kind and for the purposeful benefit of the Lagos citizens that are resident within communities in Ojodu LCDA.

The Executive Chairman expressed gratitude to the commissioner for the visit and appreciated him mostly for his usual cooperation since he has been saddled with the leadership of the state ministry; with a promise that his administration will continue to work in line with the State Government replicating the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in Ojodu for a greater Lagos.

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