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Buhari to launch Lagos police patrol choppers

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By Olasunkanmi Akoni

LAGOS—President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to commission three helicopters purchased by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration as part of efforts to beef up security in the state.

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Meantime, the state government has disclosed plans to rehabilitate 189 identified deplorable roads,  including the Ilasa-Ijesha bus stop, along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

General Manager, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Engr. Ayo Shodeinde disclosed this yesterday, at Aluasa, Ikeja, while giving highlights of the state government’s efforts in the area of road infrastructural upgrade in the last six months.

Buhari, who will be visiting Lagos officially for the first time since his inauguration, will be handing over the helicopters to the police authorities for immediate operation.

Shodeinde, while giving the update on the total number of roads rehabilitated so far, explained that Ambode has approved rehabilitation of 189 new roads across the state.

He added that despite the N52 billion being owed the state for the total number of federal roads fixed in the past, the state government since June 15, 2015, had rehabilitated 282 roads, “while 189 new roads have been listed for rehabilitation and construction work will soon commence.”

“When the Federal government repays us the debts, we will be able to rehabilitate  more roads  in the state.” Shodeinde said.

One of the deplorable roads listed for rehabilitation, Shodeinde said is the Ilasa-Ijesha Bus stop, along Apapa Oshodi Expressway which has recently turned into nightmare to motorists.

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