Ambode flags off commissioning of 114 LG roads
• Commissions Lay-By, Slip Road In Alapere
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has flagged off a week-long commissioning of 114 roads, newly constructed in all the 57 Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, promising to commence the construction of the second round of another 114 roads across the state soon.
The construction of the inner roads, which is an initiative of his administration and in fulfilment of his campaign promise, was geared towards massive intervention on access and link roads, to boost security and increase the socio-economic well-being of residents.
Speaking at the formal flag-off ceremony in Ikorodu North LCDA, Ambode said the remarkable feat was not only an eloquent confirmation of a promise kept, but also a testimony of the popular saying that nothing can stop a people, who have resolved to move forward.
Represented by his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, he recalled the contract of hope, which he signed with the people during the electioneering and in his inaugural speech, adding that the completion of the 114 roads was a glorious dawn of community development accelerated through inclusive governance and a historic leap of faith for his administration and the citizens.
“This means that the road network in our State of Excellence has increased by 56.1 kilometres. We have added 112 kilometres of walkways and covered drains, while an additional 56.1 kilometres of our roads are being lit by independently powered street lights, to improve the security of our neighbourhoods, the visibility of pedestrians, commuters and motorists, as well as, creation of a night economy.
“At a time the national economy is facing financial challenges, our administration is able to inject over N19b into the economy of our state, thereby stimulating employment and engaging the business sector,” Ambode said.
He said Jimoh Street in Ikorodu North LCDA, which was the first to be commissioned, was one of the community driven projects, adding that the road was picked as the first to be commissioned in appreciation of the diligence of the contractor, DC Engineering, for being the first to complete the project within the stipulated six months. Similarly, Governor Ambode also commissioned the Ketu-Alapere Lay-by and 700m concretised Slip Road.
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