Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whom many beleive is his godfather.
The move comes weeks after properties tied to Tinubu, who is chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos governor, were vandalised after thugs and soldiers allegedly unleashed violence on protesters.
Sanwo-Olu urged Lagos youths not to vandalise the new LCDA or any other property for that matter.
The governor also named the new Agboyi-Ketu LCDA building after late Lagos East senator Adebayo Osinowo.
Sanwo-Olu, according to a release by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, stated that the recent EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government “to double their efforts and prioritise youth development and empowerment.”
The governor inaugurated each of the three-storey buildings in separate ceremonies held in the two councils’ headquarters.
Sanwo-Olu said the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after the late Senator testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.
He said, “It is important to emphasise the need for all of us to understand that public infrastructure is part of our commonwealth being provided with public funds. We must safeguard them against vandalism, as witnessed in the state a couple of weeks ago.”
According to the release, in addition to inaugurating the “Apapa-Iganmu secretariat complex named after the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,” the governor opened 13 newly constructed and rehabilitated roads, a library complex and Primary Health Centre delivered by the council chairman, Dr Funmilayo Akande-Mohammed.
Sanwo-Olu, during the project commissioning at Apapa-Iganmu LCDA, announced the immediate appointment of Babatunde Adewale as the Special Adviser on Community Development.