Lagos to sign MoU on fourth Mainland Bridge in May

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, speaking at the Quarterly Town Hall Meeting (3rd In The Series) held on Thursday April 14th, 2016 at Ikorodu Town Hall, Ikorodu. PHOTO: LASG

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, speaking at the Quarterly Town Hall Meeting (3rd In The Series) held on Thursday April 14th, 2016 at Ikorodu Town Hall, Ikorodu. PHOTO: LASG

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said the state government would formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with investors for the construction of the proposed 4th Mainland Bridge before the end of May 2016.

The governor, who spoke at the First Quarter 2016 Town Hall Meeting, the third in the series, held at the Ikorodu Town Hall, Ikorodu, assured residents that once the MoU is signed, work would begin on the 4th Mainland Bridge, which according to him, would go a long way to boost the economy of Lagos East Senatorial District.

He said, “Many investors have shown interest in the actualization of our dream for the 4th Mainland Bridge which will run from Ajah to Ikorodu to Isawo and berth at Ojodu, Ikeja back to the Ibadan expressway. By the grace of God, we will sign an MoU and commence action before May 29.”

According to him, investors have equally shown interest in the redevelopment of the fish market to an international fish market and the redevelopment of inner roads in Epe and Ibeju-Lekki.

Governor Ambode said the intention of his administration is to ensure that no part of the state is left undeveloped, expressing optimism that the Lagos East Senatorial District, which used to be the economic hub of the state in the then Western Region, will regain its position.

“Over the years, the economic activities have continually dwindled resulting in urban migration, under development, and unemployment. It is with a view of revitalizing the economic activities of this zone that government has identified the need for urgent interv

Governor Ambode, who also responded to pleas by residents in Ikorodu on the need for the expansion and rehabilitation of the road network, assured that government would explore the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative to transform the Ikorodu-Imota-Agbowa-Itokin-Epe Road into a standard 8-lane Road.



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