INSIDEMAINLAND- The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has commissioned a 1.6km link road in Ikorodu, Lagos. The road construction was facilitated by Hon. Jimi Benson, the lawmaker representing Ikorodu community in the National Assembly.
Gbajabiamila commended Benson for reconstructing the road streetlights and urged the community to ensure proper maintenance.
According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the link road connects six streets, namely; Kaz Avenue, Ayagbadejo, Ajeboriogbon, Nike Olubodun and Ajoke Oyebo.
Speaking during the inauguration, Benson said that the road was reconstructed to commuters from Ijebu Ode inwards Ikorodu to improve the lives of the residents. He added that Nigeria is currently experiencing an infrastructural shortfall that the present administration is making efforts to fix.
He commended Lagos State Government for its various infrastructural projects in the area as well as the Imota Rice Mill, which is set to be the largest Rice Mill on the continent
Benson further added that the road was strategic and would be handed over to the Community Development Association (CDA) to ensure proper maintenance and sustenance.
“The governor is trying in terms of road construction in Ikorodu, especially the major roads like Igbogbo road, Ijede road, Owutu and the Rice Mill at Imota. We have the strength to assist him in doing the internal roads; while he is doing the macro, I will be doing the micro in my own little way with the assistance of the Speaker to bridge the gap.”