The Lagos State Government has announced plans to rehabilitate the Mile 2-Okokomaiko Expressway to Seme Border saying the road once connected to Badagry would improve the economy of the State.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode who spoke during an inspection tour in Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland said his administration is set to ensure residents in sub-urban areas live comfortably well in those areas.
“We are going to do the same thing and make sure that the road we are doing in the Mile 2-Okokomaiko Expressway, we commence the next phase that goes from Okokomaiko to Seme Border. So in that wise, we would have connected Badagry, Ikorodu and Epe with all the neighbouring States and we will improve the economy of Lagos and make sure that all our people that are living in the sub-urban areas are able to live comfortably well in those places and the economy in those areas also improve.
“I just want to appeal to our people to exercise patience as we do this. We are doing it for you. We know that you want more than roads, we are bringing shopping mall to Ikorodu; we are bringing cinema; we are bringing arts theatre and we are also bringing recreational park,” Ambode said.
Speaking further, Ambode said; “What we are trying to send as a message here is that every nook and cranny of Lagos should become economically viable and also economically livable because people should be able to stay where they are and actually earn their own living and income in a very comfortable way and that is the whole essence of this and overall we will be able to grow our GDP and allow more people to enjoy dividends of democracy and also pay their taxes, perform their civic obligations and in a complete circle, that same money gotten from the taxes would be used to continue to renew infrastructure and allow more people to live a comfortable life.
“That is what Lagos wants to do; that is what we are committed to and that is the direction we are going.”