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Lagos To Rehabilitate 100 Roads To Curb Traffic Snarl

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday revealed that about 100 roads had been targeted for rehabilitation in the ongoing efforts to make Lagos roads motorable and ensure free flowing traffic.

Speaking on Sunday while inspecting the rehabilitation of Iju Road by Lagos State Public Works Corporation, Sanwo-Olu said the ongoing road rehabilitation across Lagos is the first phase, saying the state government plans about six to seven phases of roads rehabilitation with about 100 expected to the rehabilitated.

The governor urged residents to be patient, especially if the roads within their area are not listed in the roads to be rehabilitated in the first phase.

He said the ongoing works are done day and night and it will continue, promising to visit one of the eight gangs rehabilitating one of the roads last night to see first- hand how they are working.

For residents of Ikorodu, especially those living around Igbogbo and Ishawo axis, the governor said before the end of this month or early August, the main contractors would be back to site.

He disclosed that discussion is already on with the main contractors handling the two roads about returning to site, adding that discussion is ongoing with the contractor handling the Agege-Pen Cinema Flyover to also return to site.

While x-raying traffic situation around Iju-Fagba area of Ifako-Ijaye Local Government, Sanwo-Olu threatened to deal with any Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officers found wanting on duty.

He also implored residents to change their mind-set about not being unruly and indiscipline when held in traffic.

The governor stated that when a driver or motorcyclist drove or rode against traffic, the passengers on board are also culpable.

A resident, Pastor Joshua Jeremiah who interacted with the governor while on the tour, commended the governor for approving the rehabilitation of the Iju Road as the ongoing work has helped to improve traffic on the road, though he said more work needs to be done.

Jeremiah complained about the attitude of LASTMA officers including drivers who drive against traffic.

The governor promised both side of the Iju Road will be rehabilitated, imploring the pastor to educate his members and neighbours not to be indiscipline while driving or locked in traffic.

Sanwo-Olu was optimistic that once the rehabilitation works are completed, traffic situation across the city would be better

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