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Governor Fashola: “Why I Named Ikeja Millennium Housing Estate In Lagos After Emeka Anyaoku”

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April 12, 2013 – Governor Fashola: “Why I Named Ikeja Millennium Housing Estate In Lagos After Emeka Anyaoku”

During the recent commissioning of Ikeja Millennium Housing Estate in Lagos,the current governor of the sunshine state, Babatunde Raji Fashola revealed why he named the newly-built Housing estate after Chief Emeka Anyaoku.

Chief Anyaoku was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. He is a Nigerian from the Igbo tribe.

In 1959, Emeka Anyaoku joined the Commonwealth Development Corporation. Following Nigeria’s independence, he joined Nigeria’s diplomatic service, and in 1963 was posted to its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York.

In 1966, he joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as Assistant Director of International Affairs. In 1968-69 there was a campaign by the Nigerian military government for the recall of Anyaoku; which said he was not a suitable Nigerian nominee, and they were anxious about his loyalty to the country of his birth. But Emeka had resigned from the Nigerian Foreign Service and Arnold had no difficulty in turning aside the demand.

Fashola said the 76-unit 4-bedroom duplex that is now located on Muiz Banire St in the Government Reserved Area of Ikeja was named after Chief Anyaoku because during his tenure in office, Anyaoku contributed immensely to Lagos State development.

See another photo from the commissioning of Ikeja Millennium Housing Estate below

Ikeja Millennium Housing Estate



  1. benny

    April 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    how many duplex did you build in your fathers land or in igbo land and you come to lagos the develop another mans land come lekki,ikoyi and ikeja almost all the fine house their are build and own by the igbos while in igbo land the will not develop it what a sham we igbos may God help us

    • na me

      April 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      benny – did you read the article? is anyaoku’s money there? have you ever been to the east? i don’t know about you, but ppl build in cities (lagos, abuja and in the east) and in their home villages.

      fashola is simply honoring him – na crime be dat?

    • Uzoma

      April 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Can’t you write correct English? this is how low the education system in Nigeria has degenerated. Only God will help us.

  2. forward

    April 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Benny, pple like u r d problem we av in dis country…… See ur primitive thinking! U r a cave man, dis is our country and stop all dis nonsense tribalistic sentiments, we r more than dat, rubbish

  3. benny

    April 12, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    why can’t we develop our own land in east and let people come their but we choose to make another man’s land our home monkey said no place like home after every every na for east them still come. Nwa igbo anagi efu na mba

  4. jimmy

    April 12, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    u dis benny; your talk is useless, you dont have initiative either igbo land or else where, where you feel good and get your happiness is your home, so do your best there. what have you yourself contribute to igbo land? we are all nigerians, i can live in igbo and have my life beautifull, i will defnatly do my best there. no critic,go find something.

  5. Chinny

    April 12, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Giving honour to whom it’s due is a good gesture. Kudos, Fsshola for honouring the former UN Secretary, Chief Emeka Anyoku. I love the chief’s carriage; he’s a cultured Nigerian.

  6. Shevy

    April 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Enof of dis nonsense attack on BENNY.He has a realistic point there.Everyone is entitled 2 his/her opinion.Igbos shld learn 2 bring there wealth/brain home n develope their land.As charity they say, begins at home.Notwitstndn, dia’s notin wrong in honouring an icon lik Emeka Anyaoku.
    Kudos 2 Gov. Fashola.
    U re an outstandn leader.

  7. thevoice

    April 12, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Lagos is not Sunshine State, it’s Ondo State.

  8. Shevy

    April 13, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Enof of d attack on BENNY.He has a realistic point there.
    Igbos shld learn 2 develope their own land wit their wealth/brain.As charity they say, begins at home.Notwitstndin i commend Gov. Fashola 4 honoring an icon lik Emeka Anyaoku.

  9. Wani25

    April 13, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Fashola as ur are honoring chief Emeka Anyaoku,i hope dat u have giving his upto 4 duplex,may God bless u as u remembering my country man,ecoo’n baje.

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