Urban regeneration : Sanwo-Olu visits Lagos Island sites


In line with the administration’s plan to embark on urban regeneration of identified communities in Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu early Saturday morning visited some locations in Lagos Island.

The governor, who was accompanied by the deputy speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Honourable Sanni Eshinlokun and some members of the State Executive Council including the state’s commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, went round the Onala playing ground; the demolished Jankara market; the Isale gangan regeneration site; Adeniji Adele; Ebute Elefun and some areas around Idumagbo designated for redevelopment.

Sanwo-Olu restated his administration’s commitment to urban regeneration, saying that Lagos truly needs regeneration especially, Lagos Island.

The governor assured residents of the affected areas that his administration will ensure a complete renewal of the entire community, emphasising on building of drainage channels, road upgrade and construction to ease vehicular movements of people and goods.

It will be recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu, during electioneering spoke on the need for urban renewal, especially in some communities in Lagos Island. The Governor also said sincerity is the major issue militating against urban redevelopment in the state.

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