The Lagos State Government has commenced the second phase of construction of the popular Camp David Road in Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

The Chairman, Ayobo-Ipaja Community Development Committee (CDC), Comrade Abiodun Coker, disclosed this at the monthly meeting of the CDC held at the Council Secretariat, Igbogila on Friday, February 22.

Our Community Alimosho can report that the road, which links Megida, Ayobo to Isefun and Ijon is 7.8 kilometres long, out of which only one kilometre has been constructed.

According to Coker, the second phase of the road construction would cover 5.1 kilometres.

The CDC chairman dispelled rumours circulating that only additional one kilometre of the road would be constructed.

He further disclosed that the construction of the road was not politically-motivated to get votes as being insinuated in some quarters.

Coker said, “Construction of Megida-Isefun-Ijon road has commenced, and it is not politically-motivated to get votes.

“It’s because we kept on asking persistently.”

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He added, “5.1 kilometres of the road will be constructed, although it may not get to Ijon fully because the total stretch of the road is between 7.8 and 8 kilometres.

“One kilometre of the road has been constructed and if 5.1 kilometres are added, it will bring the total number to 6.1 or 6.3 kilometres.

“We’ll continue to push for the completion of the rest.”

He described the construction of the road as a dividend of democracy and a right of residents of the area.

When contacted, a community leader in the area, Mukadam Maruf Oladejo confirmed the recommencement of the road construction.

Oladejo disclosed that the second phase of the project would commence from Badek junction down to Ijon.

He added, “The gutter aspect of the project has been taken care of. They are on it fully.”