Posted by GRANDNEWS | 1 January 1970 | 378 times
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commissioned a network of 31 roads in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, saying the roads are expected to decongest traffic gridlock and provide major bypass/alternate routes along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Describing Ojokoro LCDA as a strategic settlement that needs infrastructural renewal due to its fast growing population, Governor Sanwo-Olu assured the residents that his administration will also construct more roads and undertake projects in other sectors for the benefit of the area.
He added that provision of road infrastructure is central to the delivery of the State’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda while advising residents to safeguard the roads by taking ownership of the infrastructure.
“Let us protect our network of roads by ensuring that drainage channels are not turned into dumpsites. Streetlights must be protected from vandalism. Any motorist who damages the poles should be handed over to enforcement agents to ensure that they pay for the repairs.”
“There should be no over speeding. We need to be cautious of pedestrians, especially children using the roads. Let it be a collective responsibility of all to ensure parking on the roads is not allowed”, he stated
Sanwo-Olu explained that the network of 31 roads was specifically executed to reduce traffic in the area, improve the socio-economic activities as well as connectivity within the community and its neighbouring Ogun State through Segun Adetiba Road and the bridge across Ilo River.
According to him, good road network will facilitate effective management of Traffic and Transportation; reduce travel time for accessing health facilities and educational institutions; reduce flooding of the environment due to the construction of effective drainage channels with streetlights complementing the security architecture of the State.
In a similar vein, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, in her opening remarks, said government's driving force is the resolve to ensure connectivity, reduce pressure on major arterial roads and open up the local economy through the commissioning of the 31 roads.
Adeyoye said the network of roads, which will be constructed in two phases, are to be connected to each other to ease traffic logjam and help save travel time to the barest minimum for improved road connectivity within the area.
“I urge all community and religious leaders as well as the people of Ojokoro, and others that will use these roads to guard jealously the infrastructure being commissioned today and those that would be provided in the near future. Together, we shall build a greater Lagos State,” Adeyoye stated.
Also speaking at the occasion, member representing Ifako-Ijaiye II, Mr. Rasheed Makinde lauded the State for ensuring that the roads were completed and commissioned within seven months of assumption of office.
The lawmaker also lent his voice to the call on the residents to make judicious use of the roads and not to turn the walkways into trading centres.
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