…. Commissions Thirty-One networks of roads in Ojokoro LCDA
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday promised to prioritize road, rail, and water transportation which is part of the pillars of his THEMES agenda for greater Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu said this when he commissioned thirty-one network of roads in Ojokoro LCDA in Ifako¬-Ijaiye Local Government Area.He said the network of roads will boost the socio-economic activities of the State; reduce traffic induced health challenges and travel time to access health facilities and educational institutions.
According to Sanwo-Olu ‘The provision of road infrastructure is central to the delivery of the THEMES Agenda of this administration.
‘The drainages that come with the roads help to de-flood the environment while the streetlights complement the security architecture of the State. It is common knowledge that tourism and entertainment are better appreciated and attract more people when access to the venue is relatively stress-free.
‘This Ojokoro LCDA is a strategic settlement with a fast growing population and huge need for infrastructural renewal. The thirty-one network of roads being commissioned today was specifically executed to offer traffic relief to this rapidly developing area, improve the socio-economic activities and connectivity within the axis and its neighbouring Ogun state through Segun Adetiba Road and the bridge across Ilo River. The completion of the network of roads will also complement other completed roads within Ojokoro LCDA.’
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the network of roads will help unlock perennial traffic gridlock along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway with resultant reduction in travel time along the corridor.
Also at the commissioning Special Adviser for Works and Infrastructure in Lagos, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye in her address said 20.216km network of roads will serve a huge population of Lagosians and residents in neighbouring Ogun State.
She implored vehicle owners and drivers to shun over-speeding; noting the road is a shared asset. Engineer Adeboye told Lagosians to be cautious of pedestrians especially children using the roads.