The executive governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has commissioned the recently completed Phase 1 of the Ebute-Igbogbo Road project, in commemoration of the on-going 50 Day Lagos @ 50 Anniversary programme. The road commissioning, which is holding simultaneously across the state’s 20 local government and 37 local council development areas, is one of the activities lined up to commemorate the state’s 50th anniversary.
While commending residents of Ebute-Igbogbo communities for their support and cooperation to the road contractors, Arab Contractors, Governor Ambode who was represented at the ceremony by Hon Rotimi Ogunleye, honourable commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, also assured residents of Igbogbo of the speedy completion of the Phase 2 of the road project, extending to Igbogbo town.
He said ‘by this commissioning, you will agree with me that the completion of the phase 2 of this road project, which will extend up to Igbogbo town is a done deal’. He said this in response to various appeals made by stakeholders and community leaders on early commencement of work on the phase 2 of the road.
The governor also promised that work will commence very soon on what he tagged ‘star’ road projects for the division. These roads, according to the governor’s representatives include Igbe-Ginti and Ishawo-Arepo road. Others are the movie theatre and industrial park located at Imota.
Governor Ambode further disclosed that he has mandated the Ministry of Works to expand the road network at Imota, in the light of the Imota Industrial Park as well as the Imota Rice Mill, so as to avoid traffic congestion when the project is opened. He added that the projects, when completed, will boost socio-economic well-being of the people, and also create employment opportunities for the people of Ikorodu division.
In his remarks, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali expressed appreciations of his subjects to the governor on the newly commissioned road, while assuring him of the readiness of Igbogbo people to collaborate with the state government in bringing more development projects to the community.