Sanwo-Olu assures Ikorodu residents of completion of Agric-Ishawo,Igbogbo roads. •Promises that Imota Rice mill will become operational this year
Written by tobi adejare on July 4, 2019
Written by Omolara Omosanya
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of Ikorodu division of the State that work would commence earnestly on the Agric-Ishawo and Igbogbo roads as soon as the rains subside.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who gave the assurance after inspecting the rice mill and light industrial park in Imota, in the Ikorodu axis reminded the people that government is a continum and his administration would not abandon projects embarked upon by the last administration.
The Agric-Ishawo and Igbogbo roads are arterial roads within the Ikorodu division.
Rehabilitation of the roads which had been in very bad states was embarked upon by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration.
During an inspection tour of the road on the 7th of June, 2018, Governor Ambode assured the people that the Agric-Ishawo dual carriage road which would be extended to Arepo in Ogun State would be completed between March and April this year, a promise which was not fulfilled.
In an interview with newsmen at site of the light Industrial park and rice mill, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu promised that reconstruction of the road would begin as soon as the rains subside.
The Governor said “We are aware of the two critical roads that are in Ikorodu, the Igbogbo road and the Agric-Ishawo road, once the rains subside a little bit, the contractor would be fully, fully mobilised to site, we know how critical these two roads are and I know the condition they are now, it’s really for us to exercise a little bit of patience”
On the 32 metric tonnes per hour rice mill at Imota which was also billed to start production in the first quarter of this year, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu noted that the mill which is presently the biggest in the Country would be completed by the end of this year and provide direct employment for one thousand to one thousand five hundred persons.
“We are hoping that before the end of the year, we will probably begin to see the first line being fully completed and we are speaking to other stakeholders to ensure that this project when fully completed will begin to galvanise the objective of Mr President which is looking inward to feed ourselves as a nation” Sanwo-Olu said
Commending the residents for their cooperation, Governor Sanwo-Olu said work would also continue on the light industrial park which would have complimentary conveniences for SMEs, including accommodation.
On the level of work already carried out, the contractor handling the project, Mr Josiah Samuel said the rice mill is at a 60 percent completion stage and would be delivered before the end of the year.
Before the expansion work, the rice mill was operating at 2.5metric tonnes per hour.
The Imota light industrial park is designed to accommodate those to be relocated from Sabo-Yaba light Industrial Parkwhich has been proposed to serve as the State technology hub.