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LAGOS PLANS TO REDEVELOP SLUM AREAS IN IKORODU

Lagos
State Government, through the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency
(LASURA), has developed a plan for the redevelopment of slum areas in
Ikorodu.

General
Manager LASURA, Mr. Lateef Sholebo disclosed today this during an
interview in his office and reiterated that the Agency in line with its
responsibility to initiate redevelopment plans for all slum areas in the
State is set to commence the proposed intervention at Ikorodu.

Sholebo
said the upgrade and redevelopment of the slum areas in the town will
end the challenges of poor drainage facilities, poor building
conditions, inadequate waste collection system, inadequate public
toilets, poor road networks among other issues faced by dwellers in
those areas.

He
stated that the agency would upgrade the roads with street lights
within the community, provide clean and potable water, a proper waste
disposal system, stressing that “All in all LASURA is set to develop a
clean and habitable community”.

According
to the General Manager, redevelopment of the slum areas in Ikorodu
would be done through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) under an
arrangement where private investors come in with the funds and
government provides the land. The private sector partners will also
supervise in order to ensure the projects meet acceptable standards.

He
said the Ikorodu community, one of the five divisions in Lagos State,
has a lot of potentials powered by an active social life, adding that
the current noticeable changes and development in Ikorodu area is a result of the commitment of the present administration to boost the economic fortunes of the town.

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