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Ambode to Expand Lagos Eastward & Westward

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By Adeola Ogunrinde

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Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Tuesday said every nook and cranny of Lagos should be livable and economically viable and as such he would work towards eradicating the whole idea of urban slum.

The Governor said this when he inspected 25 network of roads linking Epe, Ikoodu, Ijebu-Ode and Lekki axis.

He also inspected the site where Epe Marina will be situated, which will be a replication of Dubai Marina.

Ambode was impressed with the job being done on the roads, saying the quality of roads meet international standard as the roads will boost the economy of the state Eastwards and Westward especially tourism.

He said the creation of Epe Marina would stretch two kilometers of real estate and tourism along the costal lines.

During the inspection tour, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Ganiyu Johnson, said the network of roads is 30 kilometre standard road, which is the backbone of Lekki Free Trade zone, deep sea ports and proposed airport.

Johnson said Lagos State Government intention is to stimulate the economy with these projects.

He also said a replication of Epe Marina is being done at Badagry Marina and the project would be handed over end of August.

The Governor said the creation of the new tourist centers at Epe and Badagry came out from the retreat held last week at Badagry, which is one of the projects that will grow the Internal Generated Revenue, IGR, of Lagos 2017 to 30bn to 50bn by 2018.

Ambode said: ‘By the time we are investing new tourist centers in Epe and Badagry, we attract more investors to do more in recreation and tourism in Lagos State.’

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