Today is a historic day in the life of the people of Alimosho and Lagos State. Exactly a year ago, in March 2016, I visited this axis. I emotionally bled when I saw the condition of this place. I received reports of series of deaths and fatal accidents caused by the presence of this valley.
I immediately gave my commitment that our government would do something that situation. One year after, we are here to keep our promise to the good people of Aboru, Abesan and other communities and reaffirm our commitment that no community or area will be left behind. Every Lagosian counts. We are a government of inclusion. Welcome to Tinubu’s country.
Today, we have a 480 metres bridge linking Aboru to Abesan, both in the Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council of Alimosho Local Government Area. This bridge has significantly eased the burden of travel between these two communities by reducing travel time and eliminating the risks associated with its non-existence.
In addition, we have constructed additional adjoining inner roads to create an efficient road network that will aid connectivity permanently.
The roads include;
- Church Street
- Giwa Street
- Victor Fagbemi Road
- Ogunfayo Road
- Ogundare Street
- Salami Kazeem
All totalling 5.5km with drainage, walkways and street lights.
This road network eases the pressure on the Abeokuta Expressway and links residents with Iyana Ipaja, LASU – Iba Expressway.
This project is an indication that our government listens and responds to the needs of our people. We will continue to deliver first class infrastructure to improve the lives of our people, boost the economy and create jobs for our youths. On your part, I urge you to take ownership and protect the infrastructure provided. Use them appropriately so that they can serve you for a long time.
Beyond this, we are very grateful to the contractor on this project, Engr. Olalekan Adebiyi, who has deemed it necessary to contribute to the healthcare of this community by donating a Primary Healthcare Centre to the Alimosho people. Thank you very much, Mr. Adebiyi.
On our part, we have equipped the Health Centre and provided a brand new ambulance which will be stationed at this centre to respond to any emergency in the community. A certificate will be issued to the donor to enable him offset his tax obligations. We hope this will encourage other well-meaning Lagosians to take up Corporate Social Responsibility activities within their communities.
In addition to this, we are celebrating our mentor; a visionary leader, the brain behind the 21stcentury Lagos, His Excellency, the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu today. We have decided to honour him by commissioning the construction of a network of roads within the boundaries of Lagos and Ogun States.
The following roads have been identified for immediate construction and rehabilitation in order to complete the new face of Alimosho constituency.
- Ikola Road with Odo Obasanjo Bridge – 6.4km (from Ipaja/Command to Ilo River)
- Ogunseye Road – 1.75km (from Ajasa/Command to Ikola Road)
- Oko Filling Road – 1.5km (from AIT to Ilo River)
- Osenatu Ilo road – 620m (from Ibari Road to Ilo River)
- Amikanle road – 3.1km (from AIT to Ogunseye Road)
- Aina Aladi road – 1.9km (from AIT to Ilo River)
- Aiyetoro Road with a bridge – 1.4km (from New Market/Ishefun Road intersection to Ilo River)
The Ilo River is the boundary of Lagos and Ogun State.
Let me use this opportunity to appeal for the cooperation of residents of these communities with the contractors so that they can deliver these network of roads not later than the scheduled completion date. The construction may cause a few discomforts but it will only be for a short while and the end result will be for the benefit of all.
To our irrepressible, dogged and outstanding leader, I say a big Happy Birthday. It is now my honour and priviledge to call on the “Jagaban” to commission this Bridge and Adjoining Roads for the use of his people in Alimosho. Sir, before you commission the projects, we would like you share a few words with us.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Governor of Lagos State,
29th March, 2017