Following the approval of N20 billion by the Federal Government for the rehabilitation of dilapidated Ikorodu–Sagamu Expressway and the cheers that followed the deployment of the construction company, Arab Contractors to site on the part of the residents, the shocking delay in the flag-off of the project has drawn mixed reactions from the residents.
Recall that the flag-off of the construction was scheduled to hold on Thursday, April 12, 2018, in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, with the presence of the construction company already evident across different sections of the expressway.
Meanwhile, the shocking announcement to postpone the flag-off of the rehabilitation of the road has dampened the mood of residents of the communities that ply the dilapidated road daily to eke out a living.
According to Ajalogun Ola in a Facebook post, he said: “I believe you know what the good people from Odoguyan to Ishagamu are facing daily? If you do, you will know that flag off is not the issue but the work being done to alleviate the problems faced daily from here.”
Olanrewaju Olamina on his part said; “I think we need to go spiritual about that Ikorodu Shagamu road, something must be wrong somewhere. Between yesterday and today three peoples has died. I advice JB to focused on another better project rather than wasting his time on that road. When the time for liberation comes, the road will see light.”
Meanwhile, InsideMainland learnt from sources close to the lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jimi Benson that the construction company, Arab Contractors have moved their equipments to their newly leased permanent site and are ready to commence works on the road in earnest.