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Real estate boom: Lagos extends Ayobo-Itele Bridge to Ogun State

The Ogun State communities of Itele, Lafenwa-Ayetoro in Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area may be set for a massive real estate development as Lagos State Government completes a major bridge that links the two states at Ayobo-Itele. However, the uncertainty over the Ogun State Government’s plan to effect the construction of the remaining terrible road from Itele community to Ota remains a major source of concern to the residents. Governor Ambode shortly after the assumption of office visited the residents of the Lagos end of the area at Ayobo and pledged to extend the dualization of the road which started from Moshalashi roundabout through Jakande Gate, Ipaja to Ayobo and build a second bridge to link the Ogun State communities. The project required that Lagos State had to undertake the construction and extension of the road inside Ogun State territory without which residents of the Ogun communities, most of who are working in Lagos, would be cut off during heavy rainfall.

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A massive influx of people into the Ogun State communities had continued in recent time as the prospect of the completion of the bridge became clear, with land speculators and people that had abandoned their land and properties returning to sites. The Chairman of Temidayo Community Development Association, Mr. Jamiu Olaoluwa Sani said that Lagos State Government had done a very good job, but that they should still support Ogun State Government further to extend the construction work to Lafenwa. “We are pleading with Governor Ambode and Governor Amosun to work together and complete the road by extending it to Lafenwa,” he said. The Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had during the presentation of his 2018 Appropriation Bill entitled: ‘Budget of Accelerated’ restated his administration’s readiness to construct more urban, semi-urban and rural roads. Some beneficiaries of the allocation include the 26-kilometer Sagamu-Ogijo Road; 28-Km Ikangba-Ilese-Itele Road and 26-km Ilisan-Ago-Iwoye Road.Others are the 36-km Abeokuta – Sagamu interchange road; 24-km Atan-Agbara road; 42-km Sango-Ojodu Road; 5.5-km Enugada-Adatan Road; 3.5-km Itoku-Ajitadun-Iberekodo Road and 10-km Adatan-Alabata-Camp Junction. It was also noted that 171 rural roads and 25 semi-urban roads had been earmarked for construction while three bridges at Ilaro, Oju Ore in Ota and Lusada Junction, in Ado/Odo Ota Local Government Area, would be constructed.

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Earlier in March last year, the Governor announced that contractors working on all the ongoing projects across the state had been mobilized back to the site. With Lafenwa-Ayetoro road among the ones mentioned, he assured that no project would be abandoned, saying his administration would make meaningful impacts in all the sectors especially Education, Housing, Agriculture, and Health. Specifically, some of the roads where the governor said contractors had been mobilized back to site to include Magboro-Arepo road; Ilara-Ijoun-Ilase road; Ejinrin-Oluwalogbon road; Ijoko-Akute-Alagbole road; Lafenwa-Ayetoro road; and Enugada-Adatan road, Ikangba-Ilese-Itele- Ijebu Mushin road that spans across four local government areas; Ijebu Igbo bridge; Ilisan-Ago Iwoye road; Folagbade-Ibadan garage-Imowo road and Sagamu-Ogijo road among several others.  Governor Amosun said the government is determined to change the landscape of Ogun State completely.

Source: WorldStage

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