Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday assured residents and road users that the ongoing rehabilitation of some major roads across the state would soon be completed.
He said that the works on the Ibeju-Lekki/Epe road and some road modifications around Marina will be completed within the next two months to end the difficulties that road users may experience.
Sanwo-Olu told Epe, during the official opening of a 961-seater mini-stadium and the reconstruction of the 339-store Oluwo Fish Market undertaken by the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District. , Tokunbo Abiru, with the support of the Presidency (ODD Office).
The event also saw the handing out of financial grants to 1,250 market women, as well as the distribution of agricultural equipment and financial support to farmers.
The governor said he was delighted with Abiru’s performance since his election as a senator in December 2020, saying he had distributed the dividends of democracy to the citizens.
“With these two projects and the provision of financial subsidies to market women and rural farmers, we will enable citizens to live a better life,” he said.
The governor implored the beneficiaries to use the subsidies and agricultural inputs wisely so as to improve the standard of living of their families.
In his remarks, Abiru said the projects and the financial intervention were underpinned by his determination and passion to improve the lot of the people of the district and uplift the socio-economic conditions of the people, and more importantly, complement the efforts of state government to improve lives.
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Abiru said the passion also informed one of the motions he presented to the National Assembly regarding the need for urgent rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe roads to further address the deficit of infrastructure and strengthen economic growth in the district.
He said he is pleased that the efforts are currently receiving the attention needed for rehabilitation from the federal government.
The lawmaker described the commissioned projects and financial support for market women and farmers as a partial fulfillment of the social contract he had with the people as he sought his mandate in 2020.
For her part, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ms. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, said the sponsorship of the projects is part of the federal government’s efforts to develop youth and bring out the poor. women and other rural dwellers. of poverty.