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Ambode Should Revisit Agege-Ifako Model City Plan – Rasheed Makinde

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A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rasheed Makinde has urged the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to revisit the issue of Agege-Ifako Model City Plan as part of dividends of democracy to the people of the area.

Makinde, who is representing Ifako-Ijaiye constituency II made the call while speaking with journalists in his office.

It would be recalled that the Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the Governor to construct an overhead bridge at Pen Cinema area of Agege.

As part of the resolution of the House, members resolved that the level of gridlock along Pen Cinema axis which lasted up to around 11pm was a serious concern, saying the construction of a bridge would mitigate the effect of the traffic and also curtail armed robbery act being perpetrated at the area.

While lending his voice to the call for the overhead bridge to be constructed, Makinde said that the implementation of Agege-Ifako Model City Plan would go a long way in taking care of his constituents.

“I have met with the governor on the Agege-Ifako Model City Planand, and he has given me his assurance. Lagos State government has been working hard to meet the yearnings of the people,” he said.

The lawmaker also hinted that the state government has concluded plans to employ 1,500 graduates as teachers into the primary schools in the state as part of measures to address the problem of unemployment in the state.

While commenting on the refusal of Lagosians to make use of the pedestrian bridges in the state, Makinde advised the defaulters to have a change of attitude.

According to him, “Our people need to change their orientation, those bridges are meant to save lives. They should realize that crossing express roads where such bridges are available constitutes a criminal offence.”

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