The Federal Government officially flagged off the rehabilitation of the dilapidated Ikorodu-Sagamu road earlier yesterday, Monday, May 21, 2018, drawing a massive applause from residents and other motorists who regularly ply the route.
The flag-off ceremony which held in Ikorodu community, Lagos Mainland, had in attendance leading stakeholders including the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Ikorodu Federal lawmaker, Hon. Babajimi Benson, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Abike Dabiri-Erewa among several others.
The road which is one of the colonial roads inherited by the Federal Government after independence, is 30.1km long, linking Ikorodu roundabout in Lagos Mainland to Sagamu town in Ogun State and is a major road access for trucks/tankers evacuating petroleum products from NNPC Depot Mosimi, and the Lafarge Cement factory at Sagamu.
InsideMainland gathered that the dilapidated road which had been in a sorry state for over a decade would be worked on by the Arab Contractors who have already mobilized to site.
The rehabilitation works would be monitored directly by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, InsideMainland learnt.
While addressing the audience, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, said the road rehabilitation is in fulfillment of APC government’s promise to improve the infrastructure of the country.
According to him; “The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of Wednesday, 28th of March, 2018 awarded the contract for the full rehabilitation of Ikorodu – Sagamu Road, which passes through Odogunyan – Ogijo – Likosi -Mosimi – Sotubo before terminating at Sagamu in Ogun State at the cost of N20,845,338,248.20 to Messrs Arab Contractors O.A.O. Nigeria Ltd with a contract period of 36 months.
“It should be emphasized that the scope of works involves the full reconstruction of the road which hitherto has been in a very poor condition and requires urgent intervention.”
Commenting on the development, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who represents Lagos East Constituency in the Nigerian Senate said; “I use this opportunity to thank the good people of Ikorodu for the patience and understanding displayed while the issues surrounding the reconstruction of the road were being resolved.”
See some photos from the flag-off below.