Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lagos names road after Anthony Cardinal Okogie


THE Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie was yesterday honoured by the Lagos State governor with the naming of the access road to the Monastery of Mother of the Church in Sangotedo, Eti-Osa East Local Council Development Authority (LCDA) after him.



Commissioning the 2.75 kilometre road linking communities along the Sangotedo and Elemoro with Monastery of Mother of the Church and the NTDA Estates, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) noted the commitment demonstrated by the Cardinal towards opening up the road and bringing development to the area.

According to the governor, the road, apart from providing critical access to a very important spiritual monastery that serves as an avenue to seek the face of God in the society, will also serve the estates around the area.

While emphasizing that the road will enhance the value of real Estate since the state government has started the construction of a new housing estate scheme on the road, the Fashola also restated the commitment of his administration to creating the necessary conditions for self-actualization for the citizens.

He warned persons who make a habit of encroaching on government acquired land earmarked for various development projects to stop forthwith or have such pulled down by the government.

Fashola commended the Messrs Palmyra Construction Company Limited for the quality of the construction and for its commitment to quick delivery of projects, adding that the project has also enabled the company to create job opportunities for people of the community.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat noted that the administration had been handing over roads from one local council to another as manifestation of Governor Fashola's decision to open up Lagos to development.