Makoko residents have called on the Lagos State Government and the Yaba Local Council Development Area to provide the community with secondary schools, good roads, among other needs. The residents spoke through their Chairman, Makoko Community Development Association, CDA, Mr. Kayode Bamidele at a press conference in Lagos as part of the programmes to commemorate 2021 Makoko Community Day.
According to him, the Makoko community does not have secondary schools for the residents adding that the state government’s giant stride at moving the state forward should be extended to their multi-cultural community.
He said, “While appreciating our State and Local Governments, we are still calling on the authorities to provide help our community with dredging of our blocked canals. Our community spend huge amount to unblock part of the canal but we need Government intervention.
“We are also calling on our governor to ensure the construction of the bridge that link Adam Manuel Street with Ishola Street at Alagomeji, Yaba, and the rconstruction of collapse interlock stones at Erejuwa, Falodun, Adams Manuel and end of Church Street.”
Makoko is predominantly a fishing community in the state with diverse ethnic groups including Yoruba, Hausa, Egun, Ijaw, Igbo among others.
The maiden edition of the week-long annual Makoko Day started in 2016. It is aimed at showcasing the community’s diverse cultural heritage.
The sixth edition slated for April 3 will feature series of events such as charity work, football match, spelling bee competition, seminars, marathon race, beauty contest and others.