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Lagos criminals den, Ajelogo wears new look as Sanwo-Olu open new estate

Ayodele Olalere


Ajelogo, , one of the notorious criminals’ den in Lagos in the Mile 12 area of Agboyi Ketu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, has now worn a new look with the Friday’s opening of  a new  residential Estate, Greenwich Estate.


A  former dump site and the  once dreaded criminal hideout now turned into residential estate was opened on Friday by Lagos State governor,  Babajide Sanwo Olu.


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Sanwo-Olu reiterated  his administration’s commitment to the provision of sustainable housing for the people of the state, and called on private investors to partner with the state in bridging the gap of housing deficit.


He also said the state is witnessing an increase in population which offers investors the opportunity to invest in real estate as demand for decent and affordable shelter increases.


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The governor  lauded the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA Chairman, Dele Oshinowo, for his commitment to the service of his constituency; and described him as a leading light among his peers.


The former Chairperson of the LCDA,  Yetunde Arobieke said the high crime rate in Ajelogo which witnessed on a particular night while serving as the chairperson of the council prompted her to conceive the idea of turning it into  a residential estate.


Chairman of Agboyi Ketu LCDA, Dele Oshinowo, in his remarks said the completion of the estate has rejuvenated  the former crime-prone area.


Aside Ajelogo, Oshinowo said  three other estates were in the offing and would soon be ready for completion and commissioning.


In his own remarks, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Cornelius Ojelabi commended the LCDA chairman for believing in the philosophy of the party and partnering the state governor in executing the same, through the provision of dividends of democracy to the people of Lagos.