Governor Akinwumi Ambode today said he will collaborate with Ogun State Government to construct Ijebu-Ode junction which will link Mojoda to Ogun State.The Governor made this known today when he commissioned the arterial and inner roads in Epe Local Government area.
In his address Ambode said ‘At the inception of our administration in 2015, we promised to address the challenges of gross infrastructural deficit, the issue of flooding and erosion that the people of Epe have lived with for decades.
It gladdens my heart to see that two years into the tenure of this administration, the dream of transforming Epe and its environs into a modern city is becoming a reality. The narrow roads are being redefined to give Epe a face lift. The network of roads have been complimented with street lights to provide illumination, improve security and enhance socio-economic activities. This is consistent with our pledge to ensure inclusive pledge to ensure inclusive growth, where no part of the State will be left behind or neglected.
The ongoing infrastructural development in Epe is a foundation for economic progress and development. Our plan is to open up Epe town to local and international investors who would be keen to take advantage of the ongoing transformation of Ibeju-Lekki axis as we turn it into an industrial hub. The Epe Marina project, which is at the settlement stage, when completed, will turn Epe into a world class destination for tourists and adventure seekers.’
The Epe Phase one project which was commissioned today includes Lagos Road (Oke Osho/T. Junction/Aiyetoro Roundabout), Professor Agbalajobi (Aiyetoro Garage/Ita Marun-Ottin) and Oloja Estate (Bature/Otunba Adeniyi/Omotayo/Uthman Mustapha/Adekunle Rahman)
According to Ambode, the phase two of the project is to commence immediately which will be from Oke-Oso-Araga-Poka and Epe-Poka-Mojoda road while the proposed Phase III will take be from Mojoda to Ijebu-Ode junction.
The Governor in his speech also noted that his administration is to go into a Public Private Partnership partnership for an Eight-lane road dualisation of the Ikorodu-Agbowa-Itoikin-Ijebu-Ode and Itoikin Epe projects. These roads will provide viable alternative routes to Lekki-Eti-Osa-Epe expressway which will witness increased vehicular movements.
Ambode also commissioned Omotayo Banwo and Kola Iyaomolere Streets in continuation of efforts to further improve road connectivity and reduce travel time in Kosofe Local Government area.