23 March 2021 By Aisha Adesanya
The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development to make provision in the 2022 budget for Completion of the Abandoned Youth Centre Project at Ajara – Torikoh, Badagry Federal
Constituency of Lagos State.
This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Batunde Hunpe from Lagos State at plenary.
Leading the debate the lawmaker explained that the Ajara-Torikoh, Badagry Youth Centre Project was initiated as an entrepreneurial and skill
development programme for young aspiring entrepreneurs.
Hunpe while commending the efforts being made by the present Administration to address the issue of abandoned projects
across the country expressed dismay that the Ajara–Torikoh, Badagry Youth Centre Project had remained
abandoned since 2012, despite the amount appropriated for its construction in 2011/2012.
He added that the abandonment of the Project by successive governments had continued to pose security threats as the large hectares of land released by the host community for the Project were being
encroached into by illegal and unauthorized occupants.
Ruling on the motion which was adopted by all, the speaker Femi Gbajabiamila mandated the committee on youth development to ensure compliance.