•rolls out plans to increase IGR at community day
By Adeyinka Aderibigbe
Chairman Ifako-Ijaiye local Government Chairman Apostle Oloruntoba Oke on Monday unveiled the plan by his government to rename the road linking Ifako International School with College Road after late human rights activist Barrister Kunle Fadipe.
He said the honour was the least the council could do for the activist who impacted the lives of the masses and downtrodden in the council area during his lifetime.
“This honour we have no doubt would serve as a motivation to those of us still living to serve humanity and do everything to lift the less privileged,” Oke said.
The Chairman while addressing community leaders, Non Government Organisations, artisan, tradesmen and other Stakeholders at a public hearing on the bills at the council’s area office, said some of the laws are to improve traffic flow and boost the council’s IGR.
The Bills to be amended are: Amendment of Local Government Bye-law of 2014, re-naming of General Hospital Road Off College Road to Barrister Kunle Fadipe Road, conversion of some identified Road to One- way drive and some others to one-side parking, route prohibition and control of motorcyclists, and the revalidation of street naming.

Oke (standing with microphone), with from left; Iyaloja of Ifako-Ijaiye Chief Mrs Coker Ogunbiyi, APC Women Leader, Chief Mrs Kofoworola Ajayi, Ifako-Ijaiye Vice-Chairman Prince Usman Hamzat, Secretary to the Local Government Mr Ayo Jeje, Mr Afikuyomi and another guest at the free healthcare check up at the Ifako Mini Stadium on Monday

Others are; park and pay with tickets, re-fixing of failing drainage before and after house construction, and renaming of Bus stops etc, as part of the bills he will assent to on Thursday.
The Chairman also directed all Divisional Police formations in the council’s jurisdiction to assist enforce the full weight of the law against any commercial motorcycle operator driving against traffic in the council.
Vowing to protect the lives of every citizen of the council, Oke said to demonstrate his administration’s offensive against the practice as well as the recklessness of these operators, any of them caught henceforth would have his motorcycle impounded while he too would be prosecuted.
The bill to rename the road has passed the second reading at the council’s legislative house and is part of 15 others awaiting Oke’s assent.
At the Ifako Mini Stadium where the council earlier organised free medical check up for all residents as part of activities flagging off the council’s maiden community week, Oke praised the vision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode whose directive to decentralise this year’s community celebrations he described as “an interesting coincidence.”
He said his vision of the whole week celebration is to include all segments of the society in a celebration aimed at assessing where the council is and where it ought to be.
He said a number of activities, ranging from youth competition, women and widow’s empowerment programme, elders day, and a host of other activities gave been lined up to make the week long celebration a fun-filled one.
Cross section of residents waiting to enjoy the free medical checkup
Earlier the chairman of the Community celebration, Mr Jude Edo said the activities have been drawn up to engage the people and enable the government give back to the electorates.
The chairman of the Community Council Alhaji A.A Onifade praised Oke for taking off where he left the council three years ago and challenges him to do more to push the council forward all areas.