Nollywood Actor Baba Suwe and Others Get N2.2 Billion Compensation From Lagos State Gov. Sanwo Olu For this... (Video)

 Pains associated with vehicular movement around Ijede town in Ikorodu area of Lagos State are now things of the past, as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commissioned the first phase of the newly constructed Ijede Road on Wednesday, PraizeMedia report.

Residents defied the midday downpour to receive the Governor and his team for the formal inauguration of the 6.05 kilometre-long dualised stretch, traversing Itamaga and Ewu Elepe.

Construction work to start on the second phase of the project, measuring 5.9Km from Ewu Elepe to Gberigbe, which is the gateway to the Imota Rice Mill being built by the State Government in the Ikorodu Division.

Besides, the Governor handed over compensation cheques of varying amounts to residents which include popular Nollywood actor Baba suwe and others, representatives of worship centres and businesses affected by construction of Ijede Road, Igbogbo-Igbe Road expansion project, Oba Sekumade Road rehabilitation and Agric-Isawo Road construction.

The Ijede Road, which was a single carriageway before its reconstruction, cuts across four Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). Its condition deteriorated as a result of population growth, leaving commuters groaning until the Sanwo-Olu administration moved in last year January and awarded contract for the road rehabilitation.

Sanwo-Olu said the commissioning marked another fulfillment of his pledge to deliver infrastructure that would assuage the pain and bring comfort to the electorate. He said the Ijede road was delivered ahead of schedule, despite the disruption of activities occasioned by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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