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Why Okobaba sawmillers relocation is delayed, by official


The Lagos State Government has said the earlier target for the completion of the site for the relocation of the Sawmillers at Okobaba Foreshore in Ebute-Metta, is been delayed due to the outbreak of CoVID 19 in the Country.

The State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako told The Guardian that government had intended to complete the project by ending of April. However, he said that the outbreak of COVID 19 has precipitated a delay on the project.

The Guardian investigations revealed that about 204 workshops has been built with 204 offices, structure for artillery services completed, water and electricity supply has been connected to the new location at Ikorodu.


Also there has been provision for meeting hall, conveniences as well as canteen. The boom, which is a storage facility for berthing woods from the sea, and the access road, is also in progress.

The commissioner said inline with the determination of the state government to deliver the project; contractors have been mobilized for the adjoining roads and bridge.

Dr. Salako said, “We have mobilized contractors for the adjoining roads and bridge while contractors have also being paid to tidy up the remaining works on the sites. They are also on site now.”

President, Lagos Mainland Sawmillers Association, Alhaji Ganiyu Onikeku had told The Guardian recently that the project appears to be too slow especially the road construction appealed to the government to hasten up the contractor to complete the project so that its members who are all ready and willing to move could relocate immediately.


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