The Executive Secretary of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Deaconess Modupe Ajibola-Ojodu has called on government at all levels to work closely with the Community Development Committee (CDC). This according to her would bring more development to the grassroots.

She made this call while delivering her keynote address at the meeting of CDCs of Badagry division, held at Amuwo Odofin Local Government secretariat, Festac Town, Lagos.

Deaconess Ajibola Ojodu noted that the importance of CDAs and CDCs in lagos State and indeed Nigeria, is better imagined than explained. In her words, “the CDCs take their time to know their environment, the challenges and in fact in most cases, proffer solutions in crisis situation to the Government. They are developmental partners of the Government”.

The Executive Secretary further extols the administration of Governor Ambode for recognizing the impact of the noble association. “We all know that Governor Ambode is a grassroots person, needless to say the importance he attached to CDCs. They are now involved more in projects and community development, I think they deserved to be appreciated,” she narrated.

The Chairman of Community Development Committee, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Comrade Jola Ogunlusi stated that the association is ready and willing to work with government to bring more development to the grassroots. “You will all agree with me that CDCs is the fulcrum of any society, and based on this reality, the Governor Ambode led government has indeed given us the needed recognition and we will reciprocate this gesture by helping the government to achieve its objective,“ the Chairman stated.

Comrade Ogunlusi also averred that the essence of the meeting was to create a synergy within the Badagry division, politically, culturally, socially and otherwise, with a view to discussing issues, problems, as well as, finding probable solutions to them. “The problem of one Local government can be solved with the success of another Local Government, he stated.”

The Chairman CDC of Badagry Division, Mr. Kuponu Ebenezer was full of praises for the Executive Secretary of Amuwo Odofin Local Government for her immense contribution to the development of Amuwo Odofin Local Government. He likened the Local Government to a mini-Nigeria, where all tribes are represented in the scheme of work.

The Chairman further stressed that any serious Government would not want to toy with the importance and achievement of CDCs. “Governor Ambode has opened his doors to us, and we are ready to partner with the state government for even development,” he noted.

Amuwo Odofin Local Government
41 Road, Festac Town, Lagos - Nigeria.
email: aolg@amuwo-odofin.gov.ng
web site: www.amuwo-odofin.gov.ng