Succor has come the way of Ilaje residents in the Bariga axis of Lagos following the announcement by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode that construction work will resume on the deplorable Ilaje road in the community.
This announcement was made by Ambode who spoke at the first Quarterly Town Hall Meeting for 2017. The meeting which is the sixth in the series, held at the Ajelogo Housing Scheme, Ajelogo Market Road, Akanimodo, Mile 12, yesterday, January 19, 2016.
Speaking during the meeting which was characterized by request for rehabilitation of roads by residents, Ambode said, “the government is willing to construct the Ilaje road this fiscal year. A stakeholders meeting will be held to decide the measures to be taken in the construction of Ilaje Road, Bariga”
Ambode also added that “repair work would be carried out on the Pedestrian Bridge in Somolu.”
Furthermore, the governor said his administration would consolidate on its infrastructural renewal drive with the construction of 181 local government roads in the current fiscal year, saying the process for the award of the contract would commence next week.
The governor who revealed that the 181 roads, is an improvement on the 114 roads, two in each local government, which his administration promised to embark upon every year stressed that his administration thought it wise to ensure that the roads captured for 2017 are key roads that would have economic impact on the people living in that axis.
“What we have found out is that if we decided to continue with two, some of those roads are not linking each other to the main road, so most likely you would see that if we are supposed to do some road in some local governments, it would only make economic sense if there is a linkage. So you would see in the advert that some local governments would have like three, some would have four roads, but the average is that 181 if you divide it by 57 that would be a minimum of three roads from each local governments,” Governor Ambode said.