A first Class Oba and Paramount ruler of Iworo-Awori in Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Oba (Dr.) Friday Oladele Kosoko, the Ogundeyi II, Oniworo of Iworo has commended the Lagos State government for donating life jackets to school children within the riverine communities in the area.
Oba Kosoko said that the gesture underscores the resolve of the State government under the leadership of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure the security and safety of all school children, especially those living in rural and riverine communities.
The Oba, a prominent member of the State Council of Obas and Chiefs, stated this during the Quarterly Meeting and presentation of the donated life jackets by the officials of Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA in his palace recently.
He expressed appreciation of the swift response by the State government to an earlier request made by the people of the town through his palace in respect of the school children.
“I want to appreciate Lagos State Government through LASWA for donating these lifejackets to our school children who usually make use of the waterways to go to schools for their daily elementary education, we sincerely thank the Governor and MD of LASWA for this gesture”, Oba Kosoko stated.
He added that riverine communities like Okoogbo, Ojogun, Epeme, Daddy Louis, Moba and Ikotun Aase under the jurisdiction of Iworo town would benefit from the donated items.
The Oniworo of Iworo Kingdom, while presenting the items to some of the beneficiaries, admonished the parents and children to take proper care of the life jackets, which according to him, costs the State government huge resources.