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Caleb varsity founder hails govt for Ikorodu-Itokin road repair

The Proprietor and Founder, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, Dr Oladega Adebogun, has commended the state government for the efforts made in the reconstruction of the Ikorodu-Itokin Road.

Adebogun gave the commendation in a statement by his spokesperson, Prof. Elvis Otobo, on Wednesday.

He also lauded the senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Tokunbo Abiru, for his role in the road repair, describing the development as a testament to the progress of the country’s democracy.

According to him, the 34-kilometre road was constructed in 1975 during the regime of Gen. Yakubu Gowon, who was Nigeria’s Head of State, and Brig. Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, who was the pioneer military governor of Lagos.

He noted that Johnson was the Chairman, Board of Trustees of Caleb University until his demise in October 2019.

“The Ikorodu-Itoikin Road was a nightmare for travellers, motorists and residents until the President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government intervened and approved its reconstruction, through the Federal Ministry of Works,” he said.

According to him, the significance of the Ikorodu-Itokin Road is that it remains a crucial access point from other parts of the country.

The proprietor said it was also a strategic route to the new Lekki-Ibeju corridor, which houses the Dangote Refinery, the Lagos deep seaport and the free trade zone.

“The reconstruction of the road, a significant infrastructural development, has not only improved the travelling experience on the corridor but also brought joy and happiness to residents, institutions, companies and communities that ply it daily,” he added.

The educationist, however, called for the dualisation of the road, to enhance its capacity and durability.

Last Thursday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Abiru paid a visit to the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, over the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Itokin Road.

The visit was aimed at expressing gratitude and discussing the progress of the road project.

According to a statement by Abiru’s media aide, Enitan Olukotun, the governor commended Umahi for the rapid pace of work on the road.


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