Ambode commissions Ipaja-Ayobo, Ikotun-Ejigbo roads
To transform Ebute-Meta, Alimoso
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday unveiled plans to transform Ebute-Meta into a tourist haven by establishing a recreation park on the stretch of land overlooking the lagoon, adjacent to the Adekunle axis of the Third Mainland Bridge.
Ambode, who spoke during the commissioning of Ipaja-Ayobo and Ikotun-Ejigbo roads and inspection tour of on-going projects across the state, lamented the condition of the piece of land, which he described as an eye sore. He therefore gave the auto-mechanics under the bridge seven days to vacate the site and remove all abandoned vehicles for the development project to commence in earnest. The governor said all things being equal, the project would be completed before the end of May 2017, when Lagos State would be 50 years-old.
Ambode also ordered traders in the area to move to the special site prepared for them in Agbowa by January 2016.
At Ipaja where he inspected the just-completed Ipaja-Ayobo Road, Ambode promised to commence construction works on Ishefun-Ayetoro Road. He said Alimosho would soon become the new Victoria Island.
“Three months ago, you would all recall that we came to this particular road and we promised the people of Mosan-Okunola that we would deliver the Ipaja -Ayobo Road before Christmas. It is on the strength of that promise that we are here today. Thank God, we have seen to the completion of this road; it has street lights beginning from Ipaja Roundabout to the end.
As much as we have kept our promise and delivered even before the projected day, the residents should also maintain good use of this road and cooperate with the government as we extend development to this neighbourhood. I just want to assure the people of Alimoso axis that this government is right behind you and we would do everything possible to turn Alimoso to another Victoria Island,” he said.
The governor also formally commissioned the Ikotun-Ejigbo Road and assured residents that street lights would be installed on the road from Ikotun Roundabout to the Isolo campus of the Lagos Polytechnic within three months.
The governor also inspected the on-going construction work in the popular Brown Street in Oshodi.
At the Oshodi Resettlement Market, Ambode ordered the Public Works Corporation to resurface the car park in preparation for reopening of the market.
Ambode also advised the developer of the market to consider a rent-to-own modality for acquisition of the shops, saying that a monthly payment plan would prevent the shops from being hijacked by businessmen.