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The Federal Government, through the office of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has assured the Senator representing Lagos East Senetorial District, Senetor Adetokunbo Abiru, of the commencement of the Ikorodu-Sagamu Road Rehabilitation by January 2023.
This was disclosed in a press statement obtained by PLATFORM TIMES from the office of the Special Adviser to Senator Abiru on Media and Publicity, Enitan Olukotun, revealing that the Minister made this assurance during a courtesy visit by the Senator to his office at Mabushi, Abuja on Wednesday.
Senator Abiru got the information during his visit to extend the gratitude of constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District to the Minister for his support and efforts on the planned rehabilitation of 32km Ikorodu-Itoikin Road and the accelerated work on Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, which is almost completed.
According to the statement, the minister assured that the projects would be completed before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“The Honourable Minister specifically informed the Senator that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved complete rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Itoikin Road. Fashola assured Senator Abiru that the total rehabilitation of the road will commence in January, 2023.
“Meanwhile, critical sections of the 30-Km Ikorodu/Sagamu road, from; Sabo,Okegbegun, First Gate, Odogunyan, Ita-Oluwo, Ogijo, Gbaga, Sotubo, Mosimmi to Gbara Village have been fixed, remaining less than 8 Kilometre to get to Sagamu.
“The Honourable Minister assured Senator Abiru that the road would be completed before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.” He stated.
Olukotun further stated that the move was pioneered by the Senator’s intervention via a motion moved by senator Abiru in April 2021, “On The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Further Bridge the Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria.”
According to the statement, the Senate was convince when Senator Abiru explained the importance of the two roads, adding that they roads serve as access points from other parts of the country and also routes to New-Lekki-Ibeju corridor where a major refinery in Lagos is sitted.
Olukotun said, “The motion was fully supported and approved by the Nigerian Senate, and thereafter obtained the cooperation and support of the Ministry of Works and Housing, particularly, the Honourable Minister, His Excellency, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN.
“Before Senator Abiru’s intervention, Ikorodu- Sagamu road, which was awarded on 5th June, 2018 to Messrs Arab Contractors O.A.O. Nigeria Limited , with a completion period of 36 months only attained 24.04% completion due to paucity of funding.
“However, the current intervention by the Senator, has ensured the advancement of the 30-km Road to about 85% completion.” He added.
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