Former Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Prince Abiodun Ogunleye and other chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikorodu, on Saturday, February 26, 2022, joined the Member of the House of Representatives representing the Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Rep. Babajimi Benson in flagging – off the construction of 11 connecting access roads in Ikorodu.
The reconstruction of the roads, which will link Ikorodu – Shagamu road with Lagos Road and make many inner streets within the Agbala and Eyita communities motorrable, was facilitated by Rep. Benson who is the Chairman, House committee on Defense.
The project will start from Oshin Ladega Street beside General Hospital, Ikorodu annex, popularly called Agbala, through to Amudat Jokomba Street, Olokunola Street, Oladunjoye Oriola street ( better food) and connect Eyita in Ikorodu Local Government where it will also link Oguntuga Street, Igbeyin Adun Street, Olaore Oshikoya Street, Ayodele Ayeni Street, Giwa Efugbotu, Adeyiga Street ( Benson estate) through to Munirat Aleje and Benson bus stop on the Lagos – Ikorodu road.
The reconstruction of the road networks, which cut across the Ikorodu Local Government and Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area (LCDA), has already kicked-off while work is also progressing as expected on the Odubote/Ajanaku/Aiyegbajeje network of roads at Ogolonto and Majidun communities in Ikorodu West LCDA which the performing lawmaker also flagged off in January and promised to complete and deliver in March.
According to the Site Engineer incharge of the reconstruction of the 11 access roads, Mr Mohammed Oga, the massive road project will be delivered within four months.
Speaking at the flag – off ceremony, Rep. Benson said that the road, when completed, will enhance development in the affected areas.
“We are going to do 11 roads that will connect Ikorodu North LCDA and Ikorodu Local Government”, he announced to the amazement of leaders of his party and residents.
“We are going to complete the roads in four months and we are going to also provide streetlights on them. When completed, the roads will bring developments to these areas”.
Prince Abiodun Ogunleye, former Deputy Governor, Lagos State and chieftain of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), described the Rep. Benson’s performance as excellent and added that he has raised the bar of good governance.
Prince Adekunle Oduborisha, President, Oriwu Club, recalled that Rep. Benson started intervening and ensuring that access roads are motorable, in his area at Igbe, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA.
He said that the road constructed in his area by the young lawmaker has enhanced socio – economic developments in Ikorodu and expressed confidence that the reconstruction of the 11 roads would further enhance development in lkorodu.
Oduborisha also commended the lawmaker for quality representation.
Hon. Wasiu Adeshina, Chairman, Ikorodu LG, Builder Adeola Banjo, Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Chieftains of the Community Development Associations and Community Development Committees (CDAs/CDCs), land owning families and residents that spoke at the ceremony also commended Rep. Benson for his quality representation.
In the last two years, Rep. Babajimi Benson has facilitated and completed 1.2 kilometre Igbe/Oreyo road in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, five link roads at Sabo area of Ikorodu LG and three link roads behind the Ikorodu Divisional Police Headquarters/Ijomu in Ikorodu LG.
Also at the flag off ceremony were Hon. Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju, Chairman, Ikorodu West LCDA, Otunba Olasunkanmi Tijani, former Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Prince Kunle Ogunbela, pioneer Chairman, Ikorodu North LCDA, Hon. Mathew Adesanya, former Secretary to Ikorodu North LCDA, Chief Mahmud, Baale Eyita among others.