The View from “Quarters”

img_20160816_164735 img_20160816_162420 img_20160816_163911Surulere Now! visited the Quarters which encompasses the area between Lawanson Junction and Idi Araba Market on either side of Itire and Ishaga roads.

We were in timg_20160816_164226he company of our consulting editor and website guru, Akin Caulcrick, otherwise known as Jah-Lion, as he was continuously hailed as we strolled hither and thither. We wondered, not for the first time, whey he himself had not stood for election in his own right. Unfortunately, knowing Jah-Lion as we do, he will have trouble bowing to whichever Godfather must be appeased – being one himself.
We were pleased to notice at least two new developments since our last visit. One was the newly tarred road you see in the picture; the other, a new housing development still in the early stages of construction. As Jah-Lion remarked, ‘Lagos is working.’

With the schools on vacation, we also dropped by the Obele Oniwola Youth Friendly Centre to watch the kids chasing a ball between two goalposts. It was good to see them enjoying themselves on one of the few last remaining public spaces given the enormous ‘development’ pressures in the burgeoning metropolis. However, with the likes of Saibo Ebek of the impressive braids keeping an eye on them, we know that their interests img_20160816_164028will always be protected.

As for the representatives of the people, we were told that the Hon. Gbajabiamila was responsible for the borehole, which he commissioned 10 img_20160816_170445years ago, and that timg_20160816_164102he Hon Desmond Elliott recently repaired it, but there is still the matter of the generator, which stopped working some time ago. Enough said.

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