On Sunday 9th February, 2014, the Ibeju-Lekki people and its environs welcome a new beginning as His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) formally introduced the Business Mongul and the President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote to the Traditional Rulers, Chiefs and people of Ibeju-Lekki /Epe division of Lagos State.
In his speech, Governor Fashola reiterated the commitment of Lagos State Government to improve the standard of living of its people through the introduction of a massive project like that of Dangote Refinery and Fertilizer Plant which will provide job opportunities for thousands of people and also boost economic activities in the area.
In his remarks, the President of Dangote Group thanked the Lagos State Government and its officials for the relentless effort to achieve this stride and also appreciate the host communities for the acceptance of the project. He promised that this project will mark the beginning of better things to come.
He added that the his company will train over 8000 Engineers and also provide uninterrupted power supply that will enhance investment drive and attract other viable investments towards this axis of the State.
The Alara of Ilara on behalf of other Royal Fathers showered royal blessings on the proposed project and also expressed gratitude to the Government of Lagos State for considering Ibeju-Lekki and Epe for such privilege.
In attendance were the Royal Fathers from Ilara, Epe, Ise, Lekki, Inaforija, Orimedu and other villages around.
Among the Lagos State Government Executive Council members present were the Honourable Commissioner for Commerce & Industry, Mrs. Sola Oworu, the Special Adviser, Honourable Seye Oladejo and the PS Commerce, Mr. Wale Raji.
Among other dignitaries in attendance were the Retired Judge of the Supreme Court, Hon. Justice Oguntade, Member House of Representative representing Ibeju-Lekki /Epe, Honourable Yomi Ayeola, Chairman Lekki Free Zone Development Company, Otunba Segun Jawando, MD, DMD Lekki Worldwide Investment Limited, T.A.B Disu, Ope George and MD Lekki Free Zone Development Company, Mr. Chen Xiaoxing.
His Execellency, Governor Babatunde Fashola giving is speech to the entire communityÂ
President, Dangote Group of Company, Alh. Aliko Dangote giving his speech
Pledges and Assurance to the community
Chief Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Oguntade (Rtd)
Cross section of Obas from Ibeju Lekki/ Epe Division with the top dignataries at the occassion