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Good news for Epe residents as LASG commences immediate rehabilitation,upgrading of community roads in Epe LGA

Residents of Epe community can now rejoice as the the Lagos State Government has commenced immediate rehabilitation and upgrade of the second segment of the arterial/inner roads in the community.

The development is part of the commitment towards improving the standards of living and well-being of the entire residents of the community.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting today, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Naforija, Epe, the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl Abiola Anifowoshe, said the road construction was part of the infrastructure development vision of the State Government.

The Commissioner added that the road when completed will improve road connectivity and accommodate the expected increased traffic volume arising from industrial and commercial growth, while adding that it will also eliminate potential traffic gridlock as well as enhancing property value. He also revealed that the area would provide aesthetically pleasing environment that could make the area become a major transportation hub within Lagos State as well as the adjoining states.

According to him: “The project is in fulfillment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s promise of rehabilitating all road networks in the State and ensuring even development across the State. I want to implore our people to cooperate with the contractors and at the end, we all come to enjoy the dividends of democracy.”

The Commissioner said the state will create a temporary office at Eredo to receive complaints from residents adding that the government will not demolish structures beyond what has been marked. He, however, disclosed that affected buildings and serving of statutory notices would commence immediately and appealed to residents for full cooperation.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Infrastructure – Engr. Olujimi Hotonu, enumerated the scope of the project to include dual carriageway road with a length of 13000m and an average width of 19m. He said that the project would would start from Ottin- Odomola – Poka- Mojoda (Boundary of Lagos/Ogun State) Road, adding that the segment would also include completion of the rehabilitation /upgrading (1040m) of Professor Agbalajobi Road -Segment 2, phase 1(Aiyetoro Garage to Ita Opo Central Mosque) from formation level to asphalt surfacing with provision of drains, street lights service ducts.

The second segment according to the Permanent Secretary, who was represented by Engineer Olanrewaju Daodu, would include rehabilitation from Oke-Osho through Araga to Poka Junction on Epe – Ijebu Ode Road,  which he describes to be a dual carriageway with a length of 600m and an average width of 19m.

He, therefore, charged the people and community concerned to support the government and the contractors.



Idris Aina
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