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Imota Rice Mill, Pen Cinema flyover among projects for completion 2021 in Lagos

The 52 tons per hour rice mill being constructed in Imota, Ikorodu; the Pen Cinema flyover, Agege, and the LAGOSHOMS housing scheme at Iponri, comprising 132 housing units, are among major infrastructure listed for completion by the Lagos State government in 2021.

Others, according to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, include the Glover Memorial Hall, Marina; Ariyo (Mile 10) – Ira-muwo Bridge phase 1 road in Ojo, and the remodelled Youth Centre in Abesan, Ipaja.

Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at the state’s annual thanksgiving service held at Government House, Ikeja, on Sunday, which had 350 persons in physical attendance and over 1,000 others virtually in line with Covid-19 protocols.

Also listed for completion by the government are the Idale housing scheme, Badagry, comprising 252 units of 2- bedroom bungalows; LAGOSHOMS housing project, Lekki phase 2, comprising 84 housing units; and LagoSHOMS scheme, phase 2B in Igbogbo, comprising 84 housing units, among others.

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The Pen Cinema flyover project which was started by the previous administration in the state is aimed at addressing the road congestion that remains the headache of motorists and residents of the Agege Pen Cinema axis of Nigeria’s commercial city.

“Starting from this month, Lagosians are going to see renewed efforts that have been put into uplifting their welfare and living standards. Over the next few months, we have 377 projects slated for commissioning across the state; all embarked upon to positively impact the live of every resident of Lagos State.

On the thanksgiving service, Sanwo-olu said it was important to return all glory to God for seeing the state through despite the turbulent challenges witnessed in 2020.

“There is no doubt that when we cast our minds back and reflect deeply on all that transpired in the just concluded year 2020, we would see very clearly that our God is indeed faithful and worthy of all our praise and our thanksgiving. Indeed, if it had not been for the Lord who was on our side, the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul. Our help is indeed in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), represented by J.T Kalejaiye, also a pastor in RCCG, in his sermon, admonished people to imbibe the attitude of thanking God in all situations.

“Let gratitude be your attitude because an attitude of gratitude takes one to a higher altitude. Very few people love to give thanks. When we pray, we get God informed. However, when we give thanks, we get God involved,” he said.

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