…Isuti Road, Ishefun-Camp Davies highway opened to traffic

….Governor inaugurates Ishefun Jetty to link Lagos boundary towns to Ogun State

From Ishefun community in Ipaja-Ayobo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Ogun State-bound travellers can now get to their destination through waterways in seven minutes.

All thanks to a network of transport infrastructure inaugurated, on Friday, by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Alimosho, which creates a fast access between boundary towns of the two States.

Sanwo-Olu commissioned the newly-rehabilitated Isuti Road in Igando, Ishefun-Camp Davies Road and Ijon-Liasu Ojo-Ijo Road, relieving the residents of traffic burden. The road infrastructure has improved connectivity and solved traffic congestion in the area.

The Governor also commissioned a newly built T-shaped jetty in Ishefun riverine community to facilitate seamless ferry services to other boundary towns along the river channel. A ferry journey takes seven minutes to Igbesa, an Ogun State town.

Sanwo-Olu led members of the State cabinet to Alimosho for the formal inauguration of the projects.

Excited residents received the Governor and his entourage with placards, bearing messages of appreciation on the development.

Sanwo-Olu said the projects were testimony of his administration’s determination to improve the wellbeing of the people, regardless of their status. He said the development had solved the perennial traffic congestion experienced in the area, adding that the ancillary lighting facilities had improved the security situation in the area.

He said: “It is a great day in Alimosho, the largest Local Government Area in the country, where we are inaugurating projects that will impact the quality of life of our citizens. My administration acknowledges the strategic position of this big constituency that has five local councils. The delivery of these projects further demonstrates that people remain at the centre of our activities in Government. We don’t want to come here only for political campaigns; we also want to come and raise the hope of our people.

“This is why we dedicated today to commission a network of roads that have direct impacts on the lives of our people on this axis. We have just handed over the rehabilitated Isuti Road, which is designed to have a water transportation hub at the end of it. The jetty is yet to be fully developed but the platform with anchors are already in place. We are now in Ishefun to hand over the Grade-One highway network, which is a dual carriageway of over 7 kilometres in length.

“The Ishefun-Camp Davies, Ijon-Liasu Ojo-Ijo highway network leads to the modern jetty we are handing over to boost waterways transport around coastal communities. Our cardinal objective is to reduce the time people spend in traffic and facilitate quick connectivity. We deliberately focus on developing these boundary roads to ensure livelihoods within this neighborhood are improved. This development will impact on commercial activities and sustenance of life for the people in the beneficiary communities.”

Sanwo-Olu told the residents to take ownership of the projects, urging them to protect the infrastructure and the ancillary facilities.

On the request of the Isuti community, the Governor promised to build a primary school in the area to further scale up access to education.

Sanwo-Olu said his visit to Alimosho for project inauguration showed that his Government had not neglected the area in its development programmes.

He said: “The infrastructure being provided today will not be the last set of projects we are bringing to this part of Alimosho. We have several ongoing projects scheduled for completion. We will come back for comprehensive drainage and channelisation work to limit flooding threatening your livelihood.

“These are part of our promises to you. By committing ourselves to fulfilling the promises speaks about purposeful governance. We have come back to show what we have been doing for you over the last three and half years. We have never forgotten you and we will fulfil all pledges made to you.”

After the commissioning, Sanwo-Olu inspected the ongoing construction of a bypass in Baruwa-Ayobo, which links Ayobo-Ipaja to Iba and Igando axes. The wooden toll illegally raised on the bypass, which is nearing completion, has been removed.

The bypass road, the Governor said, will bring huge traffic relief to the entire neighbourhood when it is completed. It will reduce the journey time from Ayobo-Ipaja into LASU-Iba Road from 45 minutes to less than 15 minutes.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, said the infrastructure projects were initiated in response to deplorable conditions of roads arising from growing population in area areas.

She said the development had changed the narrative after 12 months of initiating the infrastructure, stressing that the significance of the projects was the creation of hubs for water transportation to Agbara and other coastal communities in Badagry and neighboring Ogun State.

Adeyoye said: “This intervention which brings about the full reconstruction and upgrade of Isuti Road and two other roads network with the provision of a brand new Jetty is strategic, because it would not only serve people in the beneficiary communities around Ayobo which is one of the largest sellements in Alimosho, it will also improve road connectivity and serve as a bypass to the Lagos-Badagry Expressway via Agbara, Ishefun and Isuti.

“We embarked on these projects, given their importance to the socio-economic realities of the residents. The Isuti Road project extends to a jetty connecting to the famous Totowu food market in Ogun State. These projects will boost food supply and accelerate growth in commercial activities around Igando. The dual carriageway of Ishefun-Camp Davies was constructed with reinforced concrete drains with a cover slab and walkway on both sides.”

Chairman of Ayobo-Ipaja LCDA, Hon. Bolatito Sobowale, praised Sanwo-Olu for the gesture, saying the Governor’s name would remain indelible in the minds of residents, given the importance of the projects.

“Socio economic lives of our people will be boosted and their livelihood will be touched positively by these infrastructure projects. Our neighbouring State can now be accessed through the jetty,” Sobowale said.



A non-profit organization, PEPC Foundation set to distribute 5000 school materials to students in Lagos ahead of their September resumption.

The group’s founder, Barr. Luqman Akinsanya, made this known in an announcement video recently shared on social media.

According to him, this year’s edition of the annual Back-To-School project will target no fewer than 5000 students who will be presented with the special packs comprising of needed school items.

The distribution will take place in the Ikorodu, Ibeju Lekki and Alimosho areas of the state.

The exercise will be held on Tuesday in Ibeju Lekki, and the following day, on Wednesday, the train moves to Ita Elewa Youth Centre, Ikorodu, while the distribution for Alimosho will also be held in the week.

Source: Blackbox NG

MEET LUQMAN OLATUNJI ORELOPE: The APC Candidate for Lagos State House of Assembly, Alimosho Constituency 01 ~Ajasa-Info


Luqman Olatunji Orelope was born on the 12th of August, 1972 into the noble and famous family of Alhaji Jimoh Akanbi Laka Orelope (a.k.a Baba Orelope).

Luqman’s father,Pa Jimoh Laka Orelope, was a farmer, business man, foremost politician and a great philanthropist before his demise.
The name Orelope then was and now is still synonymous with Lagos and Alimosho Politics and continues to reverberate across the length and breadth of Lagos State and beyond.
History has it that Baba Orelope’s house usually hosted critical State Leaders meeting under the Leadership of Alhaji Jakande.

It’s on record that Luqman was the young boy then who was always in the company of Baba Orelope whenever he went for political activities. A fact Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu recalled while Luqman was being presented to him.

Luqman is an unassuming politician who has been part and parcel of Alimosho political evolution in different ways and at different times without making so much noise about it.
Small wonder the young Orelope political foray (Over the years) can be situated in his determination to push further the good path Baba Orelope left behind.


Luqman is an indigene of Idimu/Egbeda (Awori) Lagos State and had served his state meritoriously at local government level not only as Chairman Executive Committee on PSP,Chairman Executive Committee on Transportation but also, as the Secretary (SLG), Alimosho Local Government.

Luqman, the Scion of Orelope’s Political Dynasty is a business man and a public administrator who cares so much about individuals without prejudice to their background. No wonder he’s at home with the Hausa and Igbo Communities not to talk of the old and young.

Luqman, a graduate of University of Lagos with BSc in Public Administration had his elementary education at Ore – Ofe Primary School, Dopemu Agege,and his secondary education at Oniwaya High School,Dopemu Agege.

The young Orelope,
(a passionate footballer and sport enthusiast who has just turned 50) is offering himself to serve the good people of Alimosho Constituency’01 in the Lagos State House of Assembly in the 2023 general election.

One cannot but wish him the best while he too can’t hide his excitement at counting on the support of well meaning party members and unalloyed support of the general public in the coming days on his journey to become the Hon. Member in the Lagos State Legislature

Warm and Best Regards on this Golden Occassion to Hon.Luqman Orelope, The APC Candidate Alimosho Constituency 01.

Hon.Akinola Idowu Bashiru,
Media and Communication Unit,LOCO 2023


The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has presented the Staff of Office and Instrument of Appointment to Oba Nojeemdeen Abidemi Aberejo Ogunjobi as the 2nd Alakesan of Akesan Land in Alimosho Local Government and Oba Najimu Akinwunmi Fashola as the 2nd Ologudu of Ogudu Land in Kosofe Local Government Area of the State.

In his address at the ceremony held on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu noted that the presentation of the Staff and Instrument of Office to the Monarchs was a result of the traditional stools that became vacant after the demise of the previous Obas in the Kingdoms and having gone through all due process from Local Government to the State.

Sanwo-Olu, represented at the event by the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, enjoined the Sons and Daughters of the land to support the new Monarchs in preserving the sanctity of the stools.

In his words: “I urge you to give your unalloyed support to the new Monarchs to enable them continue to safeguard the sanctity of this sacred and highly reserved institution”.

The Governor, however, advised the new Monarchs to see the Institution of Traditional Obaship as a development partnership with the State government in bringing about communal peace and social development.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Chieftaincy Matters, Prince Bayo Osiyemi, said the installation of the two Obas is noble, grand and historic and worthy of celebration.

Responding, Oba Aberejo Nojeem Abidemi Ogunjobi and Oba Najimu Akinwunmi Fashola appreciated the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Executive Members of his Cabinet for the realisation of the historic day for the people of Akesan and Ogudu Land.

They praised the genuine leadership quality and diligent efforts of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the growth and momentous successes recorded, particularly in the Alimosho and Kosofe axis as well as the State in general.

The newly installed Obas, however, used the occasion to seek more involvement of the Government in grassroots development, pledging to uphold the sanctity of the traditional stools.