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New Ijegun-Oke-Afa, Shonibare roads to ease commuters pains – Ambode


It used to be usual to witness throngs of commuters trekking along the Ijegun-Oke-Afa muddy road during heavy rains.
But thanks to the Lagos State Government , that era has come to an end.
In its place is a new road, including two bridges at Isheri Oshun and Ailegun junctions, drains on both sides, service ducts and street lights.
The road is a viable alternative route for people of Ijegun, Ijedodo and Isheri Oshun to link Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway through Jakande Estate.
The road, with a total length of 6,500m long and average width of 20.350m, was also designed to significantly decongest traffic at the ever busy Ikotun junction.
The residents expressed their happiness during the commissioning of the road recently by the Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode. He was represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe, an architect and town planner.
Boladale Francis said the road took away the pains many residents have suffered over the years and thanked the Lagos State. Government for listening to the voice of the people.
Chinedu Uzoh, another resident praised the administration of Governor Ambode for seeing to the street lights which further added value to the roads.
Delivering the message of the Governor, Architect Anifowoshe said the the inaugurated project was in line with the government’s commitment to make life comfortable for residents of Lagos,
In a related development,the administration also commissioned the 600-metre Kolawole Shonibare Road, Ajao Estate.
Speaking on behalf of the Governor, the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, noted that the project was conceived to alleviate the plight of the citizenry by providing alternative routes that would improve road connectivity and reduce traffic build-up at Oke-Afa Junction.
He said it would also improve socio-economic activities within the area.