Motorists and residents plying the 32-km Ikorodu-Itokin Road have applauded Senator Tokunbo Abiru as stabilization commence ahead of the major rehabilitation.
The road connects Lagos, Ikorodu, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki to other parts of the country.
Senator Abiru who facilitated the project says the difficulties facing motorists and residents using the corridor prompt him to take the issue to Minister of Works.
He commended the Contractor for initiating palliative work on the road to alleviate the suffering of residents, commuters and motorists while awaiting the start of the rehabilitation.
The Ikorodu-Itoikin Road was constructed in 1975 by Taylor Woodrow, under the regime of General Yakubu Gowon. This is the first major rehabilitation of the road since it was built almost 50 years ago.
Palliative materials like hardcore rocks, stonebased and other construction stabilisation materials are being applied on failed sections of the road to ease movement. The palliative work had been carried out on critical sections at Itoikin, Agbowa. Construction workers are currently working at Imota, after Parks and Gardens Estate.
FactualTimes reports that the work is expected to advance to Isiu, Ikorodu North Headquarters. The work will terminate at Sabo, Ikorodu.
Recall in April 2021, Abiru raised 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”.
In December 2022, the Lagos East Senator paid a courtesy visit to Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN at his office in Abuja to show appreciation for his efforts on two critical Federal roads : Ikorodu- Itoikin Road and Ikorodu/ Sagamu Road.
During the courtesy call, Senator Abiru extended the gratitude of Constituents of the Lagos East Senatorial District to the minister for his efforts over the accelerated construction of Ikorodu- Sagamu Road and the planned rehabilitation of 32-Km Ikorodu-Itoikin Road which had been approved by the Federal Executive Council.