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LASG COMFORTS IKUOMOLA RESIDENTS OF IDIMU



The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has commenced the construction of the major access road in Ikuomola, Idimu, Alimosho Local Government area of the state. 

Speaking at the construction site on Friday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Works, Engr Ayotunde Sodeinde said the road is 514m long and 7.58m wide. 

According to him, it became pertinent to embark on construction of the road due to its inaccessibility which has over the years caused discomfort to residents of the community. He said His Excellency the Governor of Lagos State who is passionate about an all inclusive governance has directed the Lagos State Public Works Corporation to quickly intervene and fix the road and other challenges experienced by the community such as street lights and well constructed drainages to address the problems of flooding.

The Special Adviser expressed delight on the progress of work recorded so far on the road compared to when he first came for inspection in February affirming that by end of June, residents of the area will heave a sigh of relief.

He said “when completed, residents will enjoy a well tarred road, we are looking at the possibility of providing security lights for them, and we will create entrance slabs for all the houses affected by the road construction to take care of their children so that we will not record any casualty”. 

In another related development, the Special Adviser added that a 300m length drainage with 1.2m width is being constructed at Alhaji Wahidi Ewenla Street saying, when completed, the Drainage will serve Ikuomola Street, Alhaji Wahidi Ewenla Street and Gbada Salami Street thereby solving the perennial flooding problem of the entire community.

An elated resident who is also a property owner in the area Mrs Ajayi Omolabake said, “I am more than happy, I don’t know how to quantify it but I am more than happy because this road has been so bad especially when there is rain, you cannot use your feet neither can you use your vehicle, you can never pass this road during raining season. Even our children cannot play around. When the road is completed, our properties will appreciate so we thank God and we thank Governor Ambode for remembering us in this street and God will continue to bless him, more grease to his elbow”.

Also Mr Akande Olushola a retiree said “We are very happy for the nature of work going on in this area. We did not regret voting for Ambode. If he wants to contest again, we will vote for him, this is not a campaign, we are only saying what he has done. It is not only here he is working, he is working across the state and the only way we can support him is to speak about the good work he is doing”.

Aside the construction going on in Ikuomola, the Special Adviser also disclosed that LSPWC was also working at Awolowo road in Ikeja and has equally completed the rehabilitation of Adebayo Akande street, off Oregun road and Mobolaji Johnson Avenue along the Secretariat Alausa Ikeja.

In his words, he said “on getting to Awolowo road, we discovered that the drains were submerged and blocked. We have written to the governor to get approval to reconstruct new drains that can be cleared, we are presently milling the road”.

Sodeinde also hinted that massive expansion work is presently going on at Gerrard road in Ikoyi saying that when completed, it will address the usual traffic gridlock in that axis. “You can see that the entire length and breadth of Lagos State has suddenly turned to construction sites courtesy tax payer’s money”. 

He urged residents of Ikuomola community to continue to pay their taxes so that government will continue to provide more social amenities for them to make life more comfortable, adding that they should take ownership of all government projects within their domain by maintaining them.

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