Ibeju Lekki may soon be opening up to connect to other parts of Nigeria as Gov. Akeredolu looks to record landmark achievement in linking Ilaje With Lagos.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to construct a 50 kilometer road to link Ibeju Lekki and Ondo State. The road is expected to connect Araromi seaside in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State with Akodo in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos state.
This has been regarded as a laudable and remarkable feat. In less than 100 days of the of the new administration in the State, the Governor has attracted such a monumental project to the state.
The project is the first and only MoU ever signed by NDDC with any state government within it’s mandate area (the Niger-Delta region). The people of Ilaje and the Niger-Delta areas of the state have rolled out drums to thank Arakunrin Akeredolu and NDDC for this laudable stride. This 50 km road is expected to be completed within two and a half years.
“Once this project is completed, the people in the area and it’s environs can now travel to Lagos by road in less than an hour, as against the usual 4 – 5 hours spent through other roads to Lagos. The Party therefore assured the people of the State to expect more of such laudable projects during the lifetime of the present Akeredolu’s government in the State”, the statement reads.
The construction of the age-long neglected 50 kilometers road from Akodo in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State to Araromi in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State will no doubt boost integrated economic development in Ibeju Lekki and Ondo State.
Hopes have been expressed beyond the signing of the MOU, that work will commence swiftly towards completion of the 50km road in a good time.