April 6, 2024

Sanwo-Olu orders completion of link road, bridge projects by June

Sanwo-Olu orders completion of link road, bridge projects by June

.as project hits 75% completion

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Administration has directed the contractors handling the Abiola–Onijemo Link Road with Bridge project to ensure timely delivery of the completion works on the project, latest in June 2024.

The project is in furtherance to the efforts of the state government to improve connectivity and provide an effective bypass to traffic gridlock in the metropolis.

Speaking during an inspection of the project on Friday, the Special Adviser to the Governor, Office of Infrastructure, Engr. Olufemi Daramola described the project as one of the strategic projects being undertaken by Governor Sanwo-Olu in line with the THEMES Plus Agenda.

According to Daramola; “To further consolidate the transportation pillar of the THEMES+Agenda, the Abiola/Onijemo Road with Bridge project was embarked upon 18 months ago.

“It links Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area and Ojodu Local Government Area of the state and when completed would serve as an effective by-pass to heavy traffic gridlocks and reduce travel time.”

Speaking further on the positive impact of the project on the community, the Special Adviser, said, that aside from creating direct and indirect employment for those living in the vicinity, it would also prevent flooding, improve the environmental status of the communities around as well as boost socio-economic development in the area.

Daramola added, “If you know, this place has always been a flood-prone area in which people living on the other side cannot come across and it’s a major strategic bypass. And today it’s a thing of joy,”

He also described the road as a strategic link from College Road through Ajayi Street, Ogba to Aruna/Obawole/Iju-Ishaga in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area and Ojodu Local Government, saying that “upon completion, the project is expected to improve interconnectivity of roads within the axis.

“We know we are going into the wet season now. Mr Governor is assiduous in handing over this project to the people around June this year,

“What has been done here is of high quality, good quality in line with Mr Governor’s strategic master plan for movement of people and commuters in the axis.

“I’m very happy at this stage, I’m convinced that with the quality that has been put into this project, the project is poised to be scheduled to be completed in due course.”

According to Nabeel Esawi the Managing Director, of the construction companies, who are the contractors handling the project,” Today we are almost 75 per cent done with the project.

“The drain is almost 75 also to 80 per cent with the final casting of the bridge concrete that was done today,(Friday) the project is moving closer towards the completion.”