LAGOS – The contractors handling the N3billion Agbowa Timbervile, a modern sawmill, have given an assurance that the project will be completed by December, a State Government official, said on Sunday.
He said that the major preliminary work on the project had been done and the contractors had commenced the concluding aspects of the ultra-modern sawmill.
The Agbowa Timberville, being built on 214 hectares of land, is designed to have 250 office units and 250 housing units for saw millers.
It will also have saw sheds, trailer parks, modern restaurants, meeting halls and a recreation centre, among other facilities.
“We are happy with the pace of work here and we have received the words of the contractors that the project should be completed by December.
“The major work, which is the sand filling of the site, has been done. And about 150 structures, comprising housing units and offices, have been erected .We hope the remaining structures will be completed soon.
“You see, Gov. Babatunde Fashola did promise shortly after saw millers were displaced by a fire incident at Oko-Baba that they would be relocated to a modern sawmill.
“The promise is not only being fulfilled, it is being fulfilled in a big way,“ he said
Durojaiye said incorporation of housing units in the project was to enable the saw millers that would operate at the facility to work close to their homes.
The President, Lagos Mainland Saw Millers Association, Mr Abdul-Ganiu Onikeku, said the saw millers were impressed with the massive development going on in the area.