FESTAC TOWN RESTORATION: MINISTER FOR LANDS, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT VISITS FESTAC TOWN - MAY 2014
 
 

 



  • RE-ASSURES ON SPEEDY INTERVENTION
  • COMMENDS COMRADE ADEWALE ON INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • FHA NEEDS POLITICAL WILL TO OPERATE-LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOSS

The Honourable Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs.Akon Eyakenyi has reassured residents of Festac Town that the Federal Government would be addressing the issue of the estate in no distance time.

The Minister made this assertion when she paid a working visit to local Government. She noted that “there was a report on one of the National TV Stations, where residents were clamouring for Federal Government intervention, hence the visit to get first-hand information, with a view of addressing it quickly”.

Mrs. Eyakenyi also averred that immediate action would be taken to arrest the ugly situation in Festac Town, particularly the sewage and water system. In her words, “I have gone round Festac Town phase 1 and 11, and I am afraid to say that if the aforementioned is not addressed promptly, then we would have serious health challenges in Festac Town.”

The minister further emphasized that the Federal Government would be using the Public Private Partnership scheme (PPP) to achieve some of its goals in restoring Festac Town to its past glory.

She also used the occasion to commend the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale on the infrastructural development put in place in the Local Government. “I must commend the Local Government boss for the infrastructural development put in place in the Local Government, particularly good roads network. It is quite impressive and commendable,” she stated.

Meanwhile, Comrade Adewale has once again appealed for judicial presence in the Local Government to tackle environmental issues and the political will by the Federal Government to address some grey areas.  He stressed that the environmental challenge is the first to be beckoned with by the Federal Government.

The Local Government boss also thanked the Minister and her team for the visit, noting that the visit would facilitate Festac Town restoration to its past glory.





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