Amuwo Odofin Holds Economic Summit

Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria, is set to hold the second edition of its economic summit.

Chairman of the council, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, who disclosed this in Lagos, explained that the success of the first economic summit held early last year produced a blueprint which the council has used to embark on projects which has boosted its image in the eyes of the public.

This year’s summit, scheduled for today and tomorrow at the Golden Tulips Hotel, Festac, Lagos, has as its theme: “Consolidation For Development.”

Participants are expected from the organised private sector, Federal Housing Authority, community leaders, local branches of the Chamber of Commerce, Students’ Union, Academic Staff Union of Universities, resident associations, LCDAs, professional organisations, among others.

The council boss disclosed that the first Economic Summit deliberated extensively on infrastructure decay and resuscitation, security of lives and properties, economic development, investment opportunities in area of tourist site development, agriculture, agro-industrial-based and other opportunities necessary to achieve economic prosperity.

“When I assumed office in 2008, there were so many issues confronting our local government, principally the increased level of unemployment and lack of social infrastructure in a council with about 1.8million residents. ”However, these deficiencies gave birth to the first economic summit,” he stated.

Adewale explained that the council ”intends to use this second edition of the summit to tackle other issues that are yet to be treated and to build a structure that will be a modus operandi for his administration and successive ones.

“This structure is intended to build a viable economic system that will become a force capable of driving itself; a system that will become a handbook for every successive government and residents of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area,” he said.

—Funsho Arogundade