- Lagos state government announced the commencement of the Ikorodu-Arepo link road project on Tuesday July 18
- The state Governor Akinwumi Ambode pleaded with the different communities on the axis to bear the discomfort that would be caused by the construction
- Ambode said the inconvenience is temporary and will later bring relief and economic progress to the area
Lagos state government has finally commenced the awaited road project which will connect Agric area of Ikorodu to the Arepo area of Ogun state.
This was made known at a stakeholders’ meeting held to sensitize the relevant stakeholders and community leaders on the need for their support and cooperation on the project.
Governor Ambode, who was represented by commissioner for commerce, industries and cooperatives Rotimi Ogunleye, said the state government has also approved the reconstruction of Igbe/Igbogbo/Bola Tinubu network of roads at the state executive council meeting.
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Ambode said the Agric- Isawo-konu - Arepo road would have a link bridge that will connect the state to Ogun state boundary which will then serve as a link to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
He said the road will be a dual carriageway, having two lanes on each side with lay-bys in some areas, adding that the road would also serve as another link to Shagamu.
He pleaded with the different communities on the axis to see the little burden and discomfort that would come along with the construction as a temporary inconvenience that will ultimately bring relief and economic progress to the area.
In his remark, the permanent secretary, ministry of works and infrastructure Engr. Temidayo Erinle said the first phase of the road construction would begin from the Lagos Ikorodu road, at Agric bus stop.
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Erinle, however, called for the support of the members of the different communities and owners of structures that the road project may affect.
The majority leader of the state House of Assembly, who also represents Ikorodu 1, Constituency Hon. Sanai Agunbiade commended the Governor for opening up the communities, adding that with the construction of the road would greatly improve traffic movement along the corridor, value of properties and security in the area.
In his contribution, the managing director of Hitech Nigeria Ltd, the contractor handling the project, Evan Becker said the project would include four pedestrian bridges at strategic locations on the road.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that residents of Ikorodu and its environs were warned by the Lagos state police command to always go about with an identification card.
According to reports, the police spokesman Olarinde Famous-Cole, in a statement released on Tuesday, July 4, announced that the force was planning to conduct a series of operations in the area following recent killings by the dreaded Badoo cult group.
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