EXCLUSIVE: Omosefe-Ajayi led LITFC Generates N1billion Plus Into TSA
By Charles Okogene ONNLive
LESS than two years into her appointment as the executive director/chief executive officer of Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC), Chief (Mrs.) Lucy Omosefe-Ajayi, and the management/board of the Complex have generated over a billion naira plus into the Federal Government of Nigeria’s purse.
This a huge improvement from the zero naira level, which the Peoples Democratic Part (PDP), appointed consceessionaire generated for the nine years it held sway at the Complex.
Chief Omosefe-Ajayi who was once the Kosofe Local Government Area chairman of the defunct CPC disclosed in an exclusive interview to this reporter when she hosted the 2018 Carol of Nine Lessons held in her house but organised by members of St. Jude Anglican Church, Mende Maryland.
She said that the milestone achievement was made possible by the commitment of her staff and management of the Complex with the active cooperation of the board and the stakeholders in the markets inside the expansive Complex.
She dispel the rumour that the management and board was against concessioning the Complex, instead, she said that caution must be exercised in doing so considering the ugly experience of the past effort in that direction.
She also disclosed that as at now, the former concessionaire had been in and out of courtroom with the management/board of the Complex.
Meanwhile, she has started walking her talk in respect of the rehabilitation of the bad roads leading into and within the complex. To this end, a competitive/transparent bid opened last Monday December 24, 2018, to select competent contractor(s) that will handle the rehabilitation.
This is in fulfillment of her earlier promise to fix the roads so as to bring back the good old days of the Complex that used to host Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), organised Lagos Trade Fair before it was moved to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).
Earlier in the year, she had reclaimed all the green areas that were illegally occupied by street traders and urchins fenced them off with American security wire to prevent them from making a come back in the future.
If the bad roads are fixed, the nightmare, which the stakeholders pass through while conveying their goods into and out of the markets will become a thing of the past.