Following the ongoing redevelopment of Ifelodun Plank Market which was razed down by fire seven years ago, the Executive Chairman of Agboyi-Ketu LCDA, Mayor Dele Oshinowo has handed over a newly constructed mosque to the Muslim Community in the plank market.
The construction of the mosque was undertaken by the LCDA in its bid to relocate the initial mosque in the market which will pave the way for the ongoing redevelopment exercise. The handing-over ceremony was witnessed by the LCDA officials and top-notch Muslim clerics.
According to the council helmsman, Dele Oshinowo said the construction of a new mosque was to fulfil the promise made by his administration to the people.
Mayor Dele Oshinowo speaking at the handing over of the newly constructed mosque made know that the social contract signed between his administration and the good people of Agboyi-Ketu is what he held in very high esteem irrespective of the situation we find ourselves.
“Yes, we have given several palliatives to support our people in this pandemic period. We are still working on how we can do more and that is on the pipeline”, he said.
The council boss further spoke on the council’s preparation for after coronavirus, he made know that no stone is left unturned. Thus the reason for the continuous developmental projects in the LCDA and the mosque is not an exception.
“We are preparing for post-COVID-19 because we know that this will soon be over. As we fight this pandemic, we need to continue to fulfil our electoral promises to our people”, he said.
He further leveraged on the program to assure the market leaders that the ongoing redevelopment of the market would be completed as scheduled.
“We have handed over the keys to you but we have not asked you to start congregational worship as the Lagos State laws stand. We shall not hesitate to punish whoever flout the 12 Commandments of Mr. Governor. Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu on the lockdown”, Mayor Dele Oshinowo said.
Receiving the keys, the Chief Imam of the Mosque, Alhaji Abdufatai described the religious edifice as a ‘Ramadan Gif’ to the Muslim community.
During the ceremony, the visibly elated Chief Imam of the Mosque, and very few Muslim clerics who graced the occasion offered prayers for the progress of the Mayor Dele Oshinowo led-administration.