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Lagos riverine community laments lack of schools, health centre

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Oba Afeez Shittu, the Adeyemi1, Olu of Ibasa, Ijegun-Egba land, a riverine community in Ori-Ade Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, on Tuesday decried the lack of schools and a health centre in his community.

The traditional ruler said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, our children trek about three kilometers daily crossing rivers and roads to attend secondary schools in our neighbouring communities in Agboju and Ibese.

“Anytime they are back from school, they are always tired and unable to study due to the long distance, passing through rivers and roads.

“The stress they are going through to get education is too much and we are not happy about this.

“Even the only primary school in the whole of Ibasa community was built in 1958 and our population has increased with different tribes in the country living in our community,” he said.

Shittu begged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, to help the town by building schools for them.

“We need more schools for our children, the suffering they are going through daily is enormous,” he said.

The Oba commended the Lagos State Government for renovating the only primary school in Ibasa community.

Shittu said the community didn’t have a health centre, adding that they had to cross the river to neighbouring communities to seek medical attention.

“There is no health centre in Ibasa community, if one is sick, we have to cross the river and go to Ojo or anywhere near to get medical attention.

“There was a time people came from the ministry of health and asked us to give them land to build health centre.

“I gave them two plots of land, which I wanted to use to build my palace, but the land has become a football field for our youths now because we have not seen them again.

“Ibasa is a big community, we need health centre to take care of our sick people, we have lost many children to preventable diseases due to non-existence of a centre.

“Sanwo-Olu is a listening governor, we know that he is trying for us in Lagos, but we have to let him know areas he is yet to touch,” he said.




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