The Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency (LASURA) has flagged off a regeneration project in Ifelodun Local Council Development Area (LCDA).Speaking at the ceremony, the General Manager, LASURA, Mr. Lateef Sholebo revealed that the project would begin with the construction of six roads complemented with street lights and covered drainage.
According to Sholebo, the scope of the project would also include a four-kilometre stretch of water reticulation in some selected streets in the community in order to stop the problem of shortage potable water supply in the area.
He stated further that the project involves the construction of network drainages in the area to stop the problem of flooding, especially during the rainy season.
“Among the reasons for executing this important project in this particular community is the economic empowerment to the youths in the area as the contractor has promised to engage the artisans/youths in the construction of the project” he stated.
Sholebo, therefore, solicited the support and cooperation of the entire members of the community for the success of the project and urged them to pay their taxes to allow the government provide more important infrastructural facilities for the community.
The Executive Chairman, Ifelodun Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Mr. Shuaib Fatai Ajidagba in his remarks thanked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for giving approval to the project, describing the occasion as an epoch-making day.
The Chairman also commended the efforts of LASURA for the intervention projects on Raimi Igbaja, Agbamu, Owodunni, Turner, Ifelodun and Oguniyi Streets, saying that on completion, the roads will be connected to the Badagry Expressway to improve the socio-economic status and wellbeing of the residents in the area.