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LASG Commences Road Reconstruction In 40-year-old Gowon Estate

Posted: Mar 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Agency Reports

The Lagos State Government has commenced road reconstruction in Gowon Estate, a Federal Housing Estate built about 40 years ago in Egbeda, Ipaja area of the state.

The residents say it is the first of its kind as successive governments in the state had not remembered that some tax payers live there.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rehabilitation, which started early this month, is being carried out through the Alimosho Local Government/Mosan Okunola Local Government Council Development Areas.

A Correspondent of the NAN reports that the work which has a 16-week completion schedule, is being carried out on one of the estate’s major access roads, 41 Road.

NAN reports that the kerbs, this is, the concrete pavement and the coal tar have been excavated.

The Chairman, Community Development Association (CDA) of the Estate, Mr Nathaniel Okoro, told NAN that the residents were happy that for first time, the state government remembered those who pay taxes into its coffers.

An apparently joyful Okoro expressed the hope that it was the beginning of the good things to come to the estate from the government after about 40 years it was constructed.

“We want to believe this is the beginning of good things to come because there are so many other roads that are bad in this estate.

“While we express our joy for the reconstruction of 41 Road, we pray that other roads will receive due attention. These are 4th and 5th Avenues, 3rd, 411, 401 and 1st Avenue,’’ Okoro said.

The CDA chairman noted that the community was not informed of the specification or scope of the work to be done by the contractors,
Wetland Construction Nigeria Ltd.