- The Lagos State Government has met with stakeholders over the construction of Ijeododo Road in the state.
- The government said the project signalled another inclusive development of every constituent part of the state.
The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, met with stakeholders to signal the commencement of construction of Ijeododo Road in the state.
The road is expected to connect two Local Council Development Areas, Igando-Ikotun and Iba, to the 10-lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Speaking at the stakeholders’ meeting held at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, disclosed that the commencement of the Ijeododo Road project signalled another positive step taken by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration towards the inclusive development of every constituent part of the state.
He noted that the road, being critical to connectivity and socio-economic development of the State by linking roads within the axis, is receiving the Midas touch of the forward-looking administration that is doggedly redefining the state of infrastructure in Lagos State in the bid to achieving the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, especially making Lagos a 21st Century Economy.
Salako enjoined the residents of the area not to hesitate making the necessary sacrifice and giving the support required for the successful execution of the project.
He further assured that relevant government agencies are being mobilised to take stock of property that will be affected by the road project and make arrangements for the payment of compensation to deserving property owners whose documents are intact.
Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, stated that the paramount consideration for the project was the development, adding that it had informed efforts to minimise the impact of the project on the community.
The Consultants for the project, Engr. Kamil Olalekan, averred that the project was conceived over ten years ago but was hindered by many considerations including the Environment Impact Assessment, NNPC requirements, level of compensation and cost.
Some of the residents expressed a preference for the initial alignments and Right of Way to be maintained while others said they were comfortable with the arrangement which reduced the alignment and the impact. Others also expressed joy and support for the project, saying it would lessen their traffic challenges.
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