By Azeez Sanusi
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola has urged Lagosians to adopt more positive attitude towards public facilities so as to ensure optimal use of resources.
He also decried the conversion of roads and its setbacks to market, sales points and workshop, saying it amounts gross abuse of public facilities. The Governor spoke at the handing over 16 completed roads in Mushin.
He disclosed that the N87 billion sourced from the bond market is being deployed to pay contractors on projects being undertaken by his administration.
He declared, “our roads are common property. How we use it, is our responsibility. We must behave as responsible people by avoiding trading on the road or doing car wash or mechanic works on the roads”.
Fashola explained that only an effective partnership between the people and the government will guarantee meaningful and gave the assurance that his administration will deliver life changing projects in Lagos.
He implored Community Development Associations, CDAs, Moslem and Christian clerics to continue to preach peace and tolerance which are factors that determine togetherness that sustain our infrastructure.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat stated that the road projects are part of the State government’s efforts at upgrading the socio-economic infrastructure available in Mushin, one of the identified less developed communities in the State.
Hamzat listed the new roads as Akanro/Ishaga, Akinyemi Crescent, Badejo Kalesanwo Street, Olanibi Ojekunle Street, Kekereowo Babalola Street, Ronke Street, Akinlawon Street, Ajana Street, Sadiku Street, Paul Okuntola Street, Eniola Street, Apesin Street, Kelani Street, Oyewuwo Street, Folarin Street and Oke Onijo Street. The total length of the roads is 10km.