The Executive Chairman, Amuwo Odofin LG, Comrade Ayodele Adewale (2nd R) having a chat with the leadership of Ohaneze, lagos State, during the former’s visit to the LG secretariat, Festac Town, Lagos.
The leadership of Ohaneze, an umbrella body of the Igbo speaking people in Lagos State, paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale at the Council secretariat recently.
The president of the group, Chief Fabian Onwughalu, stated that the essence of the visit was to primarily identify with the laudable programmes and projects of the Comrade Ayodele Adewale administration, as well as create a direct line of communication with the local government.
The Ohaneze president also praised the Amuwo Odofin LG boss for giving the Igbo due representation in his cabinet. “We are grateful to you for allowing our people to be represented and also contribute their own quota to the development of the local government,” Onwughalu said.
The leadership appealed to the local government boss to build a secretariat for the group and empower their people living in the local government.
Responding, the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, thanked them for the visit stating that he is very close to the Igbo nation, including Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu before he died.
Comrade Adewale noted that all nationalities are represented in his cabinet. “We do not discriminate, we have all nationalities in our cabinet, and they have all been contributing their quota to the development of the local dovernment,” he said.
He also appealed to the group to advise Igbo traders not to bring in heavy duty containers to the local government because it damaged the roads.
Adewale also appealed to the Ohaneze leadership to prevail on the traders at the Trade Fair complex, most of whom are Igbo, to pay their levies and taxes as at when due as enshrined in the constitution.