LASG inaugurates 74 lock up shops for traders in Agege




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Newly inaugurated lock up shops in Agege, name after Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, House Assembly

By Kazeem Akande


Lagos – The Government on Wednesday inaugurated 74 lock up shops for the use traders in Agege area and its environs.

Inaugurating the shops in Lagos, Gov. Babajide Sanwoolu, said the project was put in place to provide the right environment for traders to do their businesses and enhance economic activities in the area.

Sanwoolu, represented by Adviser on Parastatals Monitoring, Mr Afolabi Ayantayo, said with many projects on ground, Agege would soon become the economic hub in the .

“Agege is the fast developing local governments in the and by the time the overhead bridge is completed, Agege is going to witness a face of development.

“Many are undergoing to complement the bridge, and by the time the bridge project is completed, the entire Agege Community become the economic hub in the ,” he said.

According to him, the Agege Stadium, recently upgraded by the state government, had stimulated a lot of business activities in the area, boosting patronage of traders.

The governor also said the ongoing of Lagos- Standard Gauge rail line would also stimulate business activities in the area.

Sanwo-Olu said that the state government was working tirelessly to ensure that some of the alternative within the council area were rehabilitated for smooth vehicular movement.

“At least, by the middle of this year when the state and local projects be completed, they together, uplift the development, not only in the council, but also the state,” he said.

The governor, however, appealed to along the corridor to exercise patience on the road, especially where was ongoing to ensure free flow of traffic.

In remarks, Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi, Chairman, Agege Local Government Area, said that apart from the lock up shops, the council legislative building was nearing completion and would be inaugurated soon.

“We are working hard to ensure that residents enjoy the dividends of .

“Traders in the community benefit from the lock up shops which serve as means of income to the beneficiaries.

“Many projects are ongoing like road construction and rehabilitation across the council area for the benefit of the residents,” Egunjobi said. (NAN)