The Management of Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA has issued a 14 days ultimatum against indiscriminate parking of trucks on the highway of the LCDA especially at Itoikin Village. The ultimatum was issued at the meeting held with representatives of Sinoma Ports, Itoikin, on Wednesday 25th of August at the council Secretariat.
The LCDA had invited the Chinese company in a bid to address some concerns which were raised by residents of Itoikin community. the concerns range from indiscriminate parking of trucks on the highway by sinoma and her associates, bastardization of public facilities by truck drivers, cases of sexual harassment and abuse, neglect of host community by the company amongst others.
In the words of the Chairman “This Government frowns at indiscriminate parking of trucks on our highway as many lives has been lost due to this act and we will not condone it any longer. We will not hesitate to take decisive actions against defaulters after the expiration of the 14 days ultimatum given which starts from today. In as much as we are a business friendly government, we do not want the development of our community to come at the expense of the lives and properties of our people, we are not a government for the elites alone, we are a government for all irrespective of religion, class and race”
The council Mayor Hon. Wale Raji Anomo also enjoined the company to be corporately and socially responsible to her host community. he further said “ Itoikin community has been without electricity for more than a year, it does not speak well if Sinoma, a multinational hosted by the community has continued to turn a blind eye to it. There are different CSR that could be done for the community. It is not out of place if Sinoma decides to construct a fence for the primary School in the community, assist with palliative measures for the deplorable roads or purchase a transformer for her host community.” He concluded.
Speaking on behalf of Sinoma Ports, Barr. Sanni appreciated the management of the LCDA for the warm reception, reiterated the commitment of Sinoma Ports to abide by extant laws and regulations of government at all levels and assured the council Management that very soon, the Company will carry out her CSR.
The meeting was concluded after the Sinoma team were informed of their outstanding taxes and rates which they promise to look into and pay accordingly.
Members of the Management team at the meeting include the Vice Chairman, Council Manager,Chief of Staff, Council Treasurer, Legal Adviser, Area officers, Internal Auditor, H.O.D’s of Environment and Budget department respectively. While Mr. Austin and Mr. Raji Olanshile came with Barr. Sanni as Sinoma representatives.