Stakeholders and buyers that patronise the markets inside the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC), are not tired of testifying to the good works the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Chief (Mrs.) Lucy Omosefe-Ajayi, has been doing in transforming the once ran down complex, especially in the areas of rehabilitation of the internal access roads and the physical structure of the complex’s administrative building.
Some of them who spoke to us on condition of anonymity said that the trade fair complex has never had it so good as it is having it now under Omosefe-Ajayi led executive.
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Hear one of the excited stakeholders who described Omosefe-Ajayi as ‘Ekwueme’ (talk and do):’The road is in good shape coming from FESTAC and through Orile; it is 100 percent sharp via the service lane but from under the bridge, it is dilapidated seriously. However, CCECC has been permitted to start their work, which it has started and also the executive director has also made work easier for the construction company by allowing it to use LITFC to divert the drainage and water log, which is making work slow, to pass through the canal in the complex; .they took permission to break the fence and also would evacuate the canal for easy flow of water, The other access road into the premises leading from the top of the bridge is also not in a very good condition and causes serious gridlock for traders and people of that area due to serious port holes and as a matter of fact, Mrs Ajayi has directed the Chinese company to use the asphat scraped from the 5km road to fill the potholes on the Express road leading into the complex and exiting the complex as a palliative measure before the major contract was re approved by the newly elected Lagos state governor
According to Happy Hours Restaurants and Bar boss located inside the trade fair complex, ‘as we are talking, I’m part and parcel of what is going on in trade fair. All roads in trade fair is inter locked, the buildings are well painted. The grass trimmed periodically. All offices in the complex has a new looks. Thank you ma’am for your good works. Thank you my incoming minister. a very big thank you ma’am for jobs well done.’
As at yesterday, July 14, 2019, the Chinese company, CCECC, is said to have moved over thirty (30) loading trucks/tippers into their yard at the Trade fair Complex and their operators for accreditation ahead of the rehabilitation of the Lagos Badagry Express way, which coursed serious hold up throughout the day at the under bridge Trade Fair .