Lajo Community Opens Link Road to Ibeshe

-Call on Ambode to construct access road, develop community
Kunle Adelabu

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Official of Lajo Community Development Association during the tour of the road with THE IMPACT team

The efforts of the Lajo Community Development Association (CDA), Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu to development of the community has yielded another milestone by successfully creating a link-road to link Ibeshe road.
The new road which is about 2km was embarked upon by the community as alternative to the deplorable Lajo-Offin-Igbogbo access road.
The new road cut through the Lajo swamp to Igbo-Agbowa, Abuja to link Ibeshe road according to the Vice Chairman, Lajo Community, Chief Rowland Ikwenobe, the new road would benefit thousands of people in many communities around the area because the route is shorter.
“As you have seen during the inspection (The Impact crew), the road is a link road and it will benefit the two communities and others around. It is a short-cut compare to Igbogbo-Offin road. The newly created link road would also serve other purposes especially when there is Oro festival in Igbogbo when women are not allowed to come out” said Chief Ikwenobe.
He also appealed to the government of Lagos State to come to the aid of the community in rehabilitating the access road, help fixing the newly created link road with laterite and complete the community primary school that was also initiated by the community.

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The new link road created by the community.

Chief Ikwenobe added that the community had written to the Lagos State House of Assembly through Hon. Solaja, soliciting for the state government assistance in rehabilitating and fixing their access and link roads, school and other areas of the community.
“Since your last publication (The Impact Newspaper, June/July edition) in which you extensively covered the community’s plights, we have written letter to the Lagos State House of Assembly through the help of our representative. I won’t call it petition, but a letter for assistance calling the attention of the government to our roads, school and the community health center, all which are in place through the efforts of the community alone”
The Lajo community’s Vice Chairman also commended the role of THE IMPACT Newspaper in calling the attention of the government and the general public to the Lajo’s plights.
“We thank your paper for giving our community necessary coverage. Your publications have actually beamed light on our efforts as a community. Thank you” Chief Ikwenobe stated.
THE IMPCT had in its June/July 2015 edition wrote about the neglect of Lajo community, the efforts of the community in providing all its needs and called the attention of the government to the needs of the Igbogbo community in a story on pages 44 and 45 titled, “Lagos community seeks government intervention on school, road, electrification, others . “
Again, in August/September edition, we also did a follow-up story on page 4, titled, “Lack of Government Presence in Lagos: Hon. Solaja, former HOS visit, promise intervention”

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