Lagos State public works commences intervention work in Oshodi-Isolo LGA

In response to series of letters and appeal from Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Administration on the need for a collaboration with the state government to rescue the community on deplorable condition of some major roads within the local government which are beyond the capacity of the council authority.

In response to series of letters and appeal from Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Administration on the need for a collaboration with the state government to rescue the community on deplorable condition of some major roads within the local government which are beyond the capacity of the council authority.

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The State Government through public work has commenced comprehensive rehabilitation of Ewu road which was abandoned by a federal contractor facilitated by Former House of Representatives Member Hon.Shadimu.

According to Engr Marouf Adewusi who is in charge of the project while discussing with Local Government entourage who were on inspection of the work said the road re-surfacing would be extended 20 meters into the adjacent streets and some of the drainages would be re-constructed before laying of Asphalt.

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The inspection team which included members of both the Exco and legislature promised to discuss with the executive chairman on how the olive branch can be extended to Ileshomi to Adekunle Allen and Arowojobe streets .

Through the efforts of the local government chairman Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh and other stakeholders of the local government the following roads have gotten the approval of the state government for resurfacing and complete overhauling

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A press statement by the Embassy on Friday, said: “During the visit, Townsend met with the Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, and National Security Adviser, Babagan Monguno, to discuss regional security issues and to express the command’s gratitude for the assistance provided during a hostage rescue operation last year.

“When we asked for their help, the Nigerian government answered the call. Our hostage recovery mission in October would have been impossible without their support.

“They quickly provided assistance that helped the U.S. military to save an American life. That is a strong example of our partnership with Nigeria.”

Townsend also met with senior military officials, including the Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi Magash, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, to talk about on-going cooperation in the region and greater maritime security and threat mitigation.

Nigeria is a key partner in countering violent extremist organizations throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

Townsend said furthermore: “The bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the U.S. is built on several pillars including security cooperation.

“U.S. Africa Command will do our part to advance the security cooperation pillar, so that Nigerians can enjoy the more secure future they all deserve.”

As close partners, the U.S. and Nigeria have worked at ensuring the collaborative relationship continues to grow to include a commitment to interoperability. Nigeria purchased 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, which will be delivered later this year.

“Nigeria’s purchase of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft is another example of their commitment to interoperability and security in the region,” he added. “Our economic relationship with Nigeria is already strong, and we look forward to the continued strengthening of security relationships. Nigeria’s leaders understand the importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring stability in West Africa and partnering on areas of mutual interest.”

The Commander also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.

Leonard said: “General Townsend’s visit to Nigeria demonstrates the strategic importance the United States places on our bilateral relationship with Nigeria.

“Our security cooperation partnership with Nigeria’s military will strengthen the country’s capabilities to secure land and sea borders, enhance overall security, and combat terrorism in the North East.”

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