April 26, 2024

Reconstruction: Sanwo-Olu, Abiru seek dualisation of 34 km Ikorodu-Itokin Road

Reconstruction: Sanwo-Olu, Abiru seek dualisation of 34 km Ikorodu-Itokin Road

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Adetokunbo Abiru, Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, have called for the dualization of Ikorodu-Itokin Road.

The duo made the remark when they paid a courtesy visit to Umahi.

The road was constructed in 1975 by Messr. Taylor Woodrow under the regime of General Yakubu Gowon and General Mobolaji Johnson.

Recall that in April 2021, Abiru moved a motion on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on “The Urgent Need For The Rehabilitation Of The Ikorodu-Sagamu And Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe Roads To Further Bridge The Infrastructure Gap And Enhance Economic Growth In Nigeria.”

Abiru convinced the Senate by highlighting the importance of the two roads to the nation’s economic growth as they serve as access points from other parts of the country: Ogun, Edo, and the northern parts of the country, and also routes to the New Lekki-Ibeju corridor, where there are major refinery, Lagos Deep Seaport, and Free Trade Zone facilities, among others.

The governor and the senator also made a case for the dualization of the road, which is currently a single carriage road. 

The minister assured that design for the dualization would begin soon while the reconstruction continues. 

The ongoing rehabilitation and stabilisation ahead of the reconstruction has significantly improved travelling experience on the corridor. 

According to motorists and residents living along the axis, it takes less than 30 minutes to travel from Itamaga to Itokin Bridge, a journey that could take up to 2 hours before the rehabilitation. 

Sanwo-Olu and Abiru also commended President Bola Tinubu, GCFR, for his unwavering support and commitment towards the completion of the rehabilitation of the road and other road infrastructure projects across the country.