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Epe to become industrial hub, tourists destination, says Ambode

By Gbenga Salau   |   20 May 2017   |   4:35 am  

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); his wife, Bolanle (3rd left); Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adebowale Akinsanya (right); retired Justice George Oguntade (2nd right); Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Abiodun Tobun (right); and Oloja of Epe Kingdom, Oba Kamorudeen Ishola Animashaun (left) during the commissioning of the newly reconstructed and upgraded Strategic Arterial/Inner Roads in Epe…yesterday

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said that the massive infrastructure and physical renewal efforts by his administration are geared towards making Epe the industrial hub and world-class destination for tourists.

Speaking at the commissioning of the first phase of the construction of network of roads in Epe, Ambode said that at the inception of his administration he promised to address infrastructural deficit across the state especially in rural areas.

Also, he stopped over in Ogudu to commission a network of roads too, stating that it is all aimed at reducing travel time and ensure that taxes are judiciously used for the good of all.


According to the governor, the plan is to open up Epe town to local and international investors who would be keen to take advantage of the ongoing transformation of Ibeju-Lekki axis as it is being turned into an industrial hub.

He further said that the Epe Marina project, which is at the settlement stage, when completed, would turn Epe into a world-class destination for tourists and adventure seekers.

The governor also talked about plans to enter into a Public Private Partnership arrangement for an eight-lane road dualisation of the Ikorodu-Agbowa-Itoikin-Ijebu-Ode and Itoikin Epe projects, which will provide viable alternative routes to the expressway, thereby witnessing increased vehicular movements resulting from industrial activities at the Lekki Free Trade Zone.

The Chairman of the Community Development Committee (CDC), Alhaji Yinka Tobun, said Epe people couldn’t thank Ambode enough for transforming the town from a rustic community to a bubbling, commercial city.

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