Ikorodu Local Government is laying the finishing touches to its lenient water passage project across the central part of Lagos’s waterbed region.
The project which began in November of 2022 is nearing its completion stage, and according to the council chairman, Hon. Wasiu Adesina, the project should be finalised by the end of 2023 first quarter.
It is cast to be the lengthiest drainage project executed by a Local Government in Lagos State.
In his message to Ikorodu News Network (INN), Hon. Adesina stated that the drainage was constructed during the Late Lateef Jakande’s governorship tenure between 1979 and 1983, and has since been dilapidated.
“I saw the need to restructure the drainage, and make it elevated, to ease the passage of water, plus a slab on top of it, serving as a walkway because the passage is very narrow”.
“It forsook worsened state resulted in gutter blockage which causes homes to drench in water during the rainy season”.
“But now, with this avant-garde upgrade and adequate channelling, the ancestral axis of Ikorodu Local Government will be safe from water smog” Adesina explained.
The drainage system stretches from the state-of-the-art mini stadium and Youth Activity Centre in Ita-Elewa to Ikorodu central mosque, measuring a staggering length of 176.8 meters.