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Ogun community seeks development with market

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A community in Ogun State, Warewa, in Ifo Local Council, has built an international market after a family donated 20 acres of land to the community located at Kilometre 30, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Baale of the community, Chief Aina Ogundele, disclosed that the land was donated by the Osholarogun family in 2010 for the purpose of building Warewa International Market, which would in turn, bring economic development to the community.

According to him, Warewa residents have been selling by the roadside and government officials usually come to demolish their sheds because of closeness to the expressway, thus leading to bankruptcy for them.

“Considering the agony our people have been passing through over the years, due to their inability to find a suitable market place to sell their wares, the Osholarogun family decided to come to their aid by donating the land,” he said.

He, however, called on the Ifo local council to establish an area office in the market to speed up development in the community. He urged Ogun State government to establish Magistrate’s and Customary courts in the area.

“All these are located in Ifo, which is quite far from here and all our local cases are taken there for settlement. They are supposed to be settled within our jurisdiction”, he said.

He complained that Warewa has not benefitted from Ogun State government in terms of dividends of democracy, adding that his people who are over 100,000 voted enmasse for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates both at the National Assembly and state levels.

The community leader also tasked government on the need to establish a public secondary school, saying there is only one around is in Lagos and it takes a lot of stress and expenses as children have to board three different buses to get to Ojodu, where the school is located.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

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