The Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency has held a meeting with local chiefs, landlords and residents of Otumara community at the Agency’s Office in Ikeja to seek engagement over the successful intervention and regeneration of the slum community.
General Manager of the agency, Ajibike Shomade, in a statement disclosed that Otumara, a slum community in Lagos Mainland, was one of those selected by the government for improvement and upgrade.
Shomade said, “The settlement was grossly deficient of necessary infrastructural facilities for human habitation, even though the community and Otto were close to the national theatre, which is currently undergoing renovation.
“The renovation of the national theatre would not be complete if the regeneration of Otumara and Otto communities were not done to complement the Federal Government’s efforts of renovating the theatre.”
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She noted that the agency had decided to prepare an improvement plan to regenerate the physical environment, while also ensuring the provision of infrastructural facilities and amenities for the community.
Shomade urged the stakeholders to give Lagos State Government maximum support for the success of the project, promising that their inputs would be given due consideration during the planning and implementation stages.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Baale of Otumara, High Chief Kehinde Kalejaye, thanked the state government for choosing the area as one of the communities for improvement.
He said the residents of Otumara would give LASURA and Lagos State maximum support for the success of the project, which would impact their lives positively.