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Lagos working on 205 roads

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday said that the state government was executing no fewer than 205 road projects in different parts of the state.

Fashola said this in Ikeja at a programme to commemorate the 2,600 days of his administration.

The governor said that the road projects cut across all the 20 local government areas and the 37 local council development areas of the state.

He said that the projects were part of his administration’s efforts to promote development.

The governor said that the roads included: Langbasa and Unity roads in Ajah, Ibeshe Road in Ikorodu, Ikotun-Ijegun Bridge, Ayobo-Ipaja Road in Alimosho, and Ago-Palace Way in Okota.

Fashola said that he was aware of several other roads requiring intervention in different communities.

The governor said that it would be impossible for the government to work on all roads at the same time.

He gave the assurance that the government would touch all roads in due course.

Fashola said that the government had always given a priority attention to roads with large traffic and those with more socio-economic impact on the lives of residents.

The governor said that no road was for the exclusive use of residents in a particular area.

“The impression of some people that until their street is done, government is not working, is not the right impression.

“This is because the assets that we build are collective assets. They do not belong to certain streets and certain residents.

“If you look at the roads across the state, they don’t belong to only the people who live in that community.

“The roads facilitate transportation to their homes, to their businesses and to their schools.

“Residents from other areas cannot be stopped from using such roads; so, our roads are our collective assets,“ he said.

On the Ago Palace Way , Fashola said that litigation over right of way was responsible for the delayed delivery of the project.

He apologised to commuters for inconveniences experienced on the road, and gave the assurance that the project would be completed soon.

The governor also said that work was at an advanced stage on the Ikotun-Ijegun Link Bridge, giving the assurance that the project would be delivered soon.

He reeled out some of the achievements of his administration in the last 100 days, and said that the state government had delivered two housing estates within the period.

According to him, the estates are Pa Omojola Estate in Gbagada and Oba Lateef Adams Estate in Agege.

He said that the housing projects would reduce accommodation problem.

The governor said that a relaxation park was constructed in Alausa, Ikeja, within the period, adding that more than 2,000 life jackets were provided to ferry operators to aid water transportation.

Fashola said that the state government was committed to the welfare of all residents, adding that it would continue to execute projects to achieve that. (NAN)


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