LASG PARLEYS RESIDENTS TO ENSURE SUCCESSFUL CONSTRUCTION OF EGBE-IDIMU, AYOBO-IPAJA LINK ROADS
The Lagos State Government has urged residents of Egbe-Idimu and Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to facilitate a hitch-free construction of the network of roads in the two localities.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, made the appeal at a stakeholders meeting held on Friday in Alausa, adding that the construction of a 250m Deck-on-Pile Bridge with a 1.57km pavement is crucial to linking the two contiguous council areas.
Salako, who spoke through the Director, Technical Services, Tpl. Bola Aliu, stated that the project would bring about enhanced social and economic activities in Egbe-Idimu and Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Areas.
He averred that in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration is accelerating the development of the State across many fronts, particularly road and transport infrastructure development, among others.
“The efforts of the State Government in enhancing connectivity within the Alimosho axis, as in other parts of the State, is in fulfilment of the electoral promise to improve living standards and make life more abundant and meaningful for residents of the State, particularly those residing in the acclaimed population hub of Lagos State”, he said.
The Commissioner averred that to ensure the successful take-off of public projects, the Ministry is saddled with the mandate of ensuring that project sites are delivered unencumbered to contractors through the establishment of the Right of Way, which is usually preceded by adequate notices through newspaper and dialogue meetings with stakeholders.
He, therefore, solicited the cooperation of stakeholders in facilitating the smooth establishment of the Right of Way and actual construction work as well as handover of the road network.
His words: “As herculean as this responsibility appears, it is important to note that the aim is for the overall development of the State and for the benefit of the people, who stand to enjoy the beauty of a well-regenerated environment while profiting from the attendant increase in property value as well as moving across the town with ease”.
The Permanent Secretary, Office of Infrastructure, Engr. Olufemi Daramola, said that the contractor had been mandated to deliver the network of roads within the stipulated 18 months so that residents would take advantage of the many life-impacting benefits.
Mr. Alex Zhang, representing the Project Contractor, CCECC Nigeria Ltd, said that the support of the people is essential for the speedy and timely completion of the project.
Speaking on behalf of the Communities in the area, the Oba of Megida Town, Oba Owen Alao Adeniran, and the Chairman, Idowu-Egba Community Development Association, Akintan Olusegun expressed satisfaction with the project and pledged their support.
They, however, enjoined the government to expedite payment of compensation where applicable and take measures to ease challenges that people might face during the construction period.