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Caleb Varsity founder hails FG’s repair of Ikorodu-Imota-Itoikin-Epe Road

Caleb University

Oladega Adebogun, the founder of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, has hailed President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government for rehabilitating the Ikorodu-Imota-Itoikin-Epe Road.

Adebogun said the road before now ranked among the worst, not only in Lagos, but in Nigeria, and had become an albatross to past administrations in the country.

The educationist gave the commendation during an interaction with the media in Lagos, noting that by this singular action, President Tinubu has renewed the hope of residents and commuters along that axis, who had lost hope that the decrepit road would ever be repaired.

“The road usually gets abandoned during the rainy season and had posed a recurrent nightmare to residents and commuters along the axis from Ikorodu through Imota to Itoikin and beyond to Epe. It was a harrowing experience for road users during vacation and festive periods,” he said.

Adebogun said it was a huge relief for residents when the rehabilitation was completed in March this year, thereby reducing Ikorodu to Epe travel time from about two hours to less than thirty minutes. He described the rehabilitation of the road as a pointer and attestation that many more development projects promised by the Tinubu administration would be completed and delivered.

The school proprietor also commended Dave Umahi, the minister of works, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, and Adetokunbo Abiru, the senator representing Lagos East District, for the various roles they played in the rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Imota road.

He recalled how Sanwo-Olu visited to assess the deplorable condition of the road early this year while Abiru moved a motion in 2021 on the floor of the Nigerian Senate on, “The urgent need for the rehabilitation of the Ikorodu-Sagamu and Ikorodu-Itoikin-Epe Roads to further bridge the infrastructure gap and enhance economic growth in Nigeria”.

Adebogun said in less than one year in office, President Tinubu has performed creditably and deserves the support of Nigerians to actualise all aspects of his Renewed Hope Agenda.