Commuting has now become easier for residents of Egan Community in Igando-Egan Local Council Development Area of Lagos State with the completion of the rehabilitated Agric access road in the area.
At a ceremony to declare the road open for public use, Governor Akinwumi Ambode also turned the sod for the construction of the second phase of the project; a- one hundred and fifty metres bridge that would link Egan to Ayobo and assured the residents that the incoming administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu would complete it.
While narrating how the project began, Governor Akinwumi Ambode explained that the hardship experienced by residents of the area on a daily basis while commuting made his administration to consider ways of alleviating their suffering by connecting the road to Ayobo thereby giving them an alternative and also reduce travel time.
The Governor was confident that the development would open up the community, improve socio-economic activities and increase the value of landed properties in the area.
Ambode said: “The unveiling of Agric Road Bamidele Kasali/Dosu Ekunrin Road today is a testimony to our passion to make our people happier, our roads better and our State safer. By this action, we are providing critical and needed infrastructure as well as reciprocating the support our Government has enjoyed from this constituency in the last four years,”
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, appealed to residents to take ownership of the project and ensure that the road furniture are protected from vandals.
Appreciating the State Government on behalf of the residents, the Chairman of the Egan Community Development Association, Elder Demola Osibeluwo, pointed out that the Egan road had been in a bad state for more than twenty years and appealed to the incoming administration to complete the second phase of the project to enable residents to truly enjoy commuting.