Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, the Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government has reiterated his commitment to ensure that the redevelopment of the Ayangbure (Sabo) market is completed and impacted positively on the social and economic lives of the council.
The chairman gave the assurance on Thursday, June 7, 2018, during an inspection tour of the ongoing projects in the market.
Among the projects inspected are the ongoing construction of Sabo road with interlock system, electrification of the market and stalls.
During the inspection of the laying of interlock system on the road in the market, Hon. Adeshina expressed satisfaction at the level of work done so far and also enjoined the contractor to speed up work in preparation for the upcoming visit of the governor.
Speaking with THE IMPACT after the inspection, Hon. Adeshina stated that the council is doing everything possible to complete some projects been embarked upon by the council and made them ready for commissioning during the governor’s visit.
“Sabo market is one of this administration’s major projects. It is our desire to make it impact positively on the social and economic lives of the community”, Hon. Adesina stated.
“Aside the structures that we are redeveloping, we are also going to resurface the entire Sabo road networks. In this wise, we are going to use interlock system which can be easily managed.
“Our intention is to complete these projects so that they can be listed for commissioning by the governor during his tour of the councils in Lagos State.
“We are also embarking on electrification of the Sabo market and as you can see, we have started installing poles. The light would be powered by generating set. The intention is to light-up the market and make it a 24hours economy.
“The market is a huge investment that can turn around Ikorodu’s economy if necessary facilities are in place and well managed. This is why my administration is doing everything possible to make the market one of the best”, he stated.
Speaking on the chaotic traffic situation that is preventing smooth and free vehicular and human movements within the market, Hon. Adesina stated that, ”We have set up two task force teams that are going to be deployed to managed our markets in Ikorodu Local Government and bring back sanity into them. Sabo market would be a major focus of these teams.
“We have seen that the major obstacles to vehicular and hman movements within the market are attitudes of the marketers in displaying their wares along the road, illegal parking of cars and movement of heavy duty trucks.
“We are going to work with the councilors to ensure that bye-laws that would take care of these challenges are put in place.
“We intend to regularize and restrict the access of heavy duty trucks to night time or early in the morning. Any truck bringing in goods should do that when market is not in full swing.
“On penchant of the traders to display their wares along the market roads, we have given them enough time to adjust and very soon, our task force shall commence enforcement”.
The chairman also promised continuous monitoring of projects being embarked upon across the council with a view to getting value for money and ensure there timely completion.