The Federal Low Cost Housing Estate Community Development Association (CDA), Ikorodu, on Thursday, October 1, 2020, honoured the Publisher of Oriwu Sun, Chief (Dr.) Monzor Olowosago, and other residents with award of Excellence in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Estate.
The epoch-making event, which was held within the Estate and recorded impressive attendance of residents and several dignitaries, also witnessed the commissioning of the newly renovated main entrance gate of the Estate and CDA Secretariat and launching of a Fencing project.
The trio of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Hon. Babajimi Benson, member, Federal House of Representatives, and Hon. S.O.B Agunbiade, Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, also sent representatives to identify with the residents of the Estate on the occasion.
It was also a moment of commendation for the executives of the Estate CDA led by the young, vibrant and energetic Chairman, Prince Adegboyega Oyefusi, as their leadership and performance received a pass mark and excellent rating from both the residents and dignitaries at the event, especially for improving security in the Estate and for embarking on projects that have enhanced the development of the Estate within the short time of assuming office.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Adebisi Banjo who also doubled as the Chairman of the occasion, in his address, lauded the Estate CDA’s executive for bringing about meaningful development in the Estate.
He particularly commended the CDA Chairman, stating that his sterling performance, despite his young age, is a source of hope and joy and a proof that there is future for the country with a leader like him.
Hon. Banjo, who is a resident of the Estate, also attested to the improved security in the Estate and thanked the CDA exco for a job well done.
He assured the CDA executives and the entire residents of his continued support towards engendering further development in the Estate.
In his own address, Chief Monzor Olowosago, who is a former Chairman of the Estate CDA, equally commended the Prince Adegboyega Oyefusi led executive for given the Estate a, new lease of life.
He informed the gathering that his attendance at the event was due to his conviction that the present CDA executives meant well for the estate and that they are not corrupt and have been able to manage the resources available to them judiciously in executing laudable projects for the benefit of residents.
Chief Olowosago, while bluntly recalling his tenure, stated that his good intention to develop the Estate and raise its standard to the status of other notable Estates in Ikorodu, was frustrated by members of his exco and some other uncooperative residents.
On the proposed fencing of the Estate, he advised the CDA executives to kick start the project with whatever amount of money they realise from donations at the event, as soon as possible to attract further donations rather than wait until when the amount needed is realised.
Chief Olowosago also urged the residents to support the fencing project and also pay their dues regularly and promptly to support the executives in their strive to further develop the Estate.
Another former Chairman of the Estate CDA, Alhaji S.O. Okeowo, while also x-raying his tenure, lamented the lack of support and cooperation for his administration, stating that the little he was able to achieve was due to the backing of few exco members and elders in the Estate.
He lauded the present CDA executives for immensely improving on the achievements of the previous regimes.
He also thanked them for counting him worthy of the award and promised to continue to support them.
Earlier, the Estate CDA Chairman, Prince Adegboyega Oyefusi, in his brief welcome address, expressed his profound appreciation to the residents for their unrelenting support for the vision of his administration and also thanked his exco members for the zeal shown towards the resolve to make the change expected for a greater FLCHE.
He explained that the need to show appreciation for good gestures motivated the decision of his administration to give awards to those who had over time impacted positively on the development of the Estate in recognition of their excellent services.
While urging the residents for continuous support for his administration, Prince Oyefusi also appealed to them and dignitaries at the event to donate generously towards the fencing of the Estate and other proposed projects aimed at making the Estate a more habitable abode for all.
The climax of the event was the commissioning of the Estate Secretariat and the new Main Entrance Gate as well as the presentation of the awards of excellence and certificates of recognition to deserving personalities and residents.