The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode recently advised residents of Iru/Victoria Island areas of the state to take ownership of public facilities provided in their domain during the commissioning of street light project in Kofo Abayomi Street in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olawale Oluwo said on behalf of the governor that the Kofo Abayomi Street light project is just one of the numerous street light projects that were commissioned in five different area in Lagos; Badagry, Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho and Epe.
“In continuation of the Light Up Lagos project, the state is commissioning street lights in Five different areas of the State simultaneously in Badagry, Alimosho, Amuwo Odofin, Epe and here in Victoria Island’’, Oluwo said at the inauguration.
“More importantly is the fact that the State has taken a deliberate decision to lit up adjourning areas to bus tops, shopping malls, hotels and other major facilities to reduce the level of crime in those areas as well as improve the economy value of night life in the axis” the Governor said.
Oluwo handled the street light facility to the Sole Administration of Iru/Victoria Island Local Council Development Authority, Mrs. Aderemi Adebowale, urging the residents to project against vandals and theft by always reporting suspected activities around the facilities to nearest security agencies.
He urged the residents to also report any fault noticed in the facility to the State Electricity Board for prompt remedial action.