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Ikoyi residents excited over completion of roads

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Lekki Ikoyi Bridge. Photo Julius Berger International

Excitement for residents of Ikoyi and environs as Lagos State completed the rehabilitation of roads in the area. The roads run across Lateef Jakande/MacDonald, Milverton and Thompson Avenue.

Before the government’s intervention, the roads in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State were characterised by flooding and traffic bottlenecks that made commuting in the area a herculean task

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Elated residents, who came in their numbers for the commissioning, were excited not only for the upgrading and rehabilitation of the roads but the retention of their greenery and aesthetic.

One of the residents, Uthman Unoma, said the transformation was a welcome development and signpost that the government had not left them.

He narrated how his house used to be heavily flooded, making movement problematic.

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A trader, Comfort Ojo, who was also overwhelmed by the roads, said it would improve her business and increase her cash flow as many people could easily transit around the area.

Also, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council and resident, Mr. Wale Edun, commended the government for listening to their cries.

He urged the government to extend the gesture to other flood-prone streets like Queens Drive and Cooper Street.

Reacting, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the regeneration of Ikoyi networks of roads and others across the state was a testimonial of his commitment to ensuring every part of the city gets dividends of democracy.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, said the benefits of the 3,347 metres Ikoyi network of roads included improved socio-economic activities, connectivity, increased property value, increased trade and investment opportunities, enhanced security within the axis.

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