Giving hope to Lagos grassroots communities

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Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs commissioning one of the transformers.

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

For years, 13 rural communities in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria have been without the spark of light. Gross darkness envelops the communities. Successive governments had paid deaf ears to the cries of the downtrodden. Rural dwellers have painted gloomy pictures of suffering they had undergone for years as a result of absence of electricity.

Hope shone on the communities as the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode decided to bring governance to the grassroots. In his inaugural speech, Ambode said he would run an inclusive government, one that would give power to the rural communities to decide what they wanted and get government to executive the projects.

The Commissioning of the electrification projects in these remote communities was therefore a thing of…

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