The Lagos State Government has embarked on the construction of Taiwo Adewunmi/Imafidon Crescent at Oko Oba GRA Scheme 1, in Ifako Ijaiye Local Government, Lagos Mainland.
Physical Planning and Urban Development Commissioner, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, said yesterday, May 9, 2019, at a stakeholders’ meeting in the community that those whose buildings are demolished would be compensated.
He said the project would add to the community’s aesthetic value.
Represented by a Director in the Ministry, Bola Aliu, Ogunleye said: “This project will improve the rental and capital value, reduce travel time, improve connectivity index, reduce psychological stress and improve the level of socio-cultural interaction and evolution.”
He urged residents to cooperate with the government to actualise the project, saying: “We enjoin you to bear with us because of the inconveniences to be experienced. The project will be completed without delay and with your cooperation. The government is ready to do more with your continued support’’.
When completed, he said the roads would improve connectivity with Oko Oba GRA Scheme 1, Oko Oba Agege, on Old Abeokuta Road and enhance residents’ standard of living.
Ogunleye said the project, which would start immediately, would last nine months, noting that the meeting was necessary to carry residents along.
The Project Coordinator, Blessing Oyegwa, of Riviera Resource Ltd, the contractor, said the project was a single carriage way comprising two streets with about 750m.
“The project, upon completion, will have asphaltic surfacing material. There will be provision for covered drains and culverts, crushed stones, longitudinal and transverse service ducts, as well as streetlights and lane marking.” The Estate Chairman, Chuks Nzei, implored the government to fix the remaining roads, adding that the residents had done six streets.