The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation of federal roads in Lagos East, says Abiru

The senator representing Lagos East, Tokunbo Abiru, on Wednesday, moved a motion for the urgent rehabilitation of the Ikorodu/Shagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe- Ijebu-Ode roads.

The senator noted that federal roads in the district are in bad shape, urging the Federal Government to rise to the occasion.

In the motion titled: “Motion On The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Shagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin- Epe Roads To Additional Bridge The Infrastructure Gap and Improve Economic Development In Nigeria,” Abiru stated the roads are connecting Ikorodu and the Lagos East Senatorial District to different parts of the nation.

The motion on the deplorable roads is a response to one of the major requests by Lagos East constituents on the need evaluation that was carried out by Abiru during the electioneering last year.

He stated: “Mindful that the Ikorodu–Shagamu highway, which begins from Ikorodu roundabout terminating in Isale-Oko, Sagamu, Ogun State and the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe road starts from Sabo, Ikorodu and terminates in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, is Federal roads;

“Further mindful that the Ikorodu–Shagamu road is an old alignment, and is one of the busiest roads in the South-West zone, which was constructed in the 1960s earlier than the construction of Lagos– Ibadan expressway and was a major route carrying traffic from Lagos in the direction of the Northern a part of the nation; until the commissioning of Lagos – Ibadan expressway in 1978;

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“Convinced that the Lagos–Shagamu road still serves as a great commercial route for the South West, South-South and certainly the entire nation with several commercial ventures and educational institutions located in that corridor, for instance, Lafarge Cement, NNPC depot Mosimi, PZ, Knorr, several metal fabrication companies and Thomas Valley College and Christ Redeemers College;

“Aware that the Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe Road additionally which had previously been constructed by Messrs Taylor Woodrow Nig. Ltd. was accomplished and commissioned by the then Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon in 1975.”

The Senate approved the prayers contained in Senator Tokunbo Abiru’s motion and extra prayers by other Senators.

Co-Sponsors of the motion include Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central), Senator Aliero Adamu (Kebbi Central), Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West), Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun West), Senator Tolulope Odebiyi (Ogun West) and Senator Olalekan Mustapha (Ogun East).

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