Governor Babatunde Fashola
After more than one decade of neglect, the Federal Government has approved a sum of N380 million for the rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Shagamu boundary road, which has been appropriated for in the 2012 Appropriation Act.
Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa disclosed the approval at the weekend while giving his 365-day account of stewardship held at his Ketu constituency office.
The lawmaker also listed other federal projects, which he attracted to Lagos State, to include construction of primary health care centre at Oke Ode in Ibeju-Lekki, construction of accident and emergence centre at Agbowa and construction of four ambulance points in Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki.
He cited procurement of ambulances and mobile intensive care unit for Lagos East Senatorial District and asphalt surfacing of Oba Elemoro Road in Ibeju-Lekki and Agbede-Ita-Oluwo in Ikorodu as parts of federal projects, which the lawmaker said he attracted to the state under one year he assumed office.
Ashafa, who is currently representing Lagos East senatorial district in the National Assembly, explained that he succeeded in influencing the Federal Government “to approve a sum of N380 million for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Shagamu boundary road with the support of Sen. Adegbenga Kaka from Ogun State.
“The Ikorodu-Shagamu boundary road project has been appropriated for in the 2012 Appropriation Act, though execution is yet to take off. But I shall stop at nothing to ensure judicious application of resources and speedy execution of the projects. I shall also continue to identify and leverage the senatorial might to improve the lots of residents in Lagos East senatorial district and that of Lagos State in general,” he stated.
The lawmaker also mentioned different areas he had been collaborating with the Government of Lagos State to include the youth energy career training program from which 15 graduate benefited, grading of 15 inner-city roads in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and a free monthly health care programme, which he said, had benefitted about 2000 people across 6 local councils.
He said he “has been complementing the efforts of the state government at rehabilitating and maintaining our infrastructure. I have personally graded some major roads under my district. The grading exercise is still ongoing and would be extended to other local governments and local council development areas in our senatorial district.
“We have been getting proofs of performance from the district. Some of the road include Association Avenue, Joshou Alabi Street, Kareem Olatunji Street, Bayo Omotosho Street, Wunmi Oshikoya Street, Chief Deji Olasehinde Street, Omotayo Street, Niyi Taiwo Street, Alafia Street and Aderemi Street.
Others also include Freedom Street, Prince Oshinusi Street, Victory Christ Apostolic Church Street, Famoritade Street, Olosugbo and Agbede road linking Ita-Oluwo all in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA).