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Lagos To Begin Work On Ikotun-Ejigbo Road

Posted: Jul 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Johnson Ayantunji, Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday paid an unscheduled visit to the Ikotun-Ejigbo Road, assuring the residents that work on the road would commence within the next one week.

Governor Ambode, who described the state of the road as unacceptable, assured residents who trooped out to hear from him that the road would get a face-lift very soon.

The Governor said: “I have come personally to see for myself the state of Ejigbo road and it is very clear that this is totally unacceptable and there is no other remedy than to let our officials come to site within the next one week and the people of this neighbourhood should be guaranteed that work will start on Ikotun-Ejigbo-Isolo axis ?within the next seven days.”

He said the road was too strategic as it serves as a major link road connecting several local governments, hence it could not be left at the state which it was.

The governor therefore directed the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Mr. Paul Bamgboye-Martins and the General Manager, Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), Mr. Ayotunde Sodeinde to move immediately to the area to commence work within the next 48 hours.

He also appealed to residents for understanding when the construction commences, saying that the State Public Works would be mobilised to provide palliative measure to ease the traffic gridlock often experienced by motorists plying the route on a daily basis due to the condition of the road.