The Ogun State Government is working hard towards speedy completion of the Ijebu-Ode-Itamapako-Epe road, in Ogun East Senatorial District, experts have confirmed that the road has reached 65 percent completion.
The Project Manager in-charge of the construction, Engr. Amine Tawk revealed this while speaking during an interaction with journalists in Ijebu- Ode.
He assured that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the road when completed, not less than 30 communities along the axis stand to benefit from the economic proceeds.
It would be recalled that the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun during one of the inspection tours of roads across the State, pledged that the 14.7km Ijebu-Ode-Epe road would be commissioned in the second half of 2021.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, noted that infrastructural development is one of the key agendas of the present administration.
Akinsanya said the project was borne out of the desire to stimulate economic activities, secure and create a safe environment for businesses to thrive, as well as increasing the quality of lives of the people, maintaining that the road construction had reached an advanced level.
The Commissioner added that on completion, travelers would have alternative routes to ply to Lagos, especially from the eastern part of the country, which would also create mutual economic benefits to both Lagos and Ogun States.
Highlighting the socio-economic advantages of the road, Engr. Akinsanya said, “economically, Lagos and Ogun States can benefit from each other, the travel time for travelers would significantly reduce, quality of life will also improve, while flooding along the axis will be a thing of the past, as drainages has been properly channeled’’.
Akinsanya while cautioning motorists against over speeding to avoid untoward hazards and accidents, implored residents to be patient with the government, as infrastructural development would cover all parts of the Senatorial Districts.
A resident along the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road, Mr. Olufemi Otukoya said the government has shown that the convenience and economic prosperity of the people were premia, through its infrastructural development drive.
He commended Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration for deeming it fit to construct the road, which he described as an economic advantage for people in the area and the State at large.
Contributing, a community leader along the axis, Chief Kolade Onanuga lauded the State government for making part of the road accessible for the movement of people and goods, since December 2020, adding that the gesture has greatly improved economic activities in the area.
The 14.7km Ijebu-Ode-Epe road offers an alternate route to Ijebu-Ode-Sagamu-Lagos Expressway thus, making business activities a worthwhile venture without stress