Economic activities between Lagos and Ogun States have received a
boost as newly completed flyover bridges were launched in Ajah on the
island of Lagos and in Abule-Egba on the mainland.
The two bridges tagged Jubilee Bridges are strategic infrastructure on
both Ajah-Epe and Abule-Egba axes as they are on ever-busy routes that
connect Lagos with neighbouring Ogun States.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode during the occasion said the launch of the
infrastructure would signpost the beginning of a new dawn in the
Governor Ambode was of the view that the facilities would in no small
measure improve economic activities and make life easier for the
people who had hitherto experienced perennial traffic gridlock on the
“We commissioned the Jubilee Bridge, Ajah and now, we are here in
Abule-Egba to commission the Abule-Egba Jubilee Bridge; the driving
motive behind Ajah bridge is to improve connectivity in the axis and
facilitate economic growth while the Abule-Egba bridge is about
opening up other areas of the State and improving the lives of our
“Upon assumption of office, we set out with the goal to make every
part of our State economically viable and livable, today, we all have
cause to rejoice as the Jubilee Bridge, Abule-Egba is delivered, this
bridge is one of the interventions we embarked upon to ensure free
flow of traffic, stimulate commercial activities and create
opportunities for our people, Lagos means business and today,
Abule-Egba is open for business, this bridge signposts the beginning
of a new era of development that would enhance the standard of living
of the people in this axis with the provision of this infrastructure,”
More to come
The Governor noted that a BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor project to
connect the popular Oshodi to Abule-Egba had commenced, saying that
the phase two of the project that would connect Abule-Egba to the
boundary of Ogun State.
He commended the contractors for timely delivery of the projects which
were delivered ahead of schedule.
The Ajah flyover bridge which is 160 metres dual carriage way totaling
620 metres ramp with service lanes on both sides was completed within
10 months as against the 16 months earlier scheduled.
In the same vein, the 700 metres Abule-Egba bridge was completed in 13
months instead of the 15 months period expected for the project to be
“I want to commend the contractors, Messrs Hitech (which constructed
Ajah flyover) and Craneburg Construction (which built Abule-Egba
bridge) for timely delivery of these projects in commemoration of the
Golden jubilee anniversary of our State, I urge all Lagosians to
continue to support government for the actualisation of development
projects like these,” Governor Ambode affirmed.
Speaking in an interview, one of the stakeholders, Mr Damola Adeyinka
said the execution of the projects in a period of recession in the
country spoke volume about what would have gone into the project
A resident of Harmony estate in Ajah area, Mrs Bunmi Tejumola
commended government’s efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the
people in Ajah and environs.
Meanwhile, a member of the Badore-Ajah Stakeholders Forum Mr Sandy
Akpan, called the attention of the government to the activities of
sand dredgers whose operations had greatly depleted the
Ado-Badore-Ajah road, saying that if they were not checked, the people
might not enjoy the bridge infrastructure just provided by the
Speaking in the same vein, the Vice Chairman of the Forum, Mr Segun
Sijuade appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency, embark
on the beautification and greening of the open spaces around the Ajah
flyover bridge to forestall unwarranted occupation of the areas.
“If these spaces are left open, very soon, illegal markets and
shanties may start springing up here, so the government needs to
prevent all those things,” Mr Sijuade highlighted.
Other projects commissioned include 2.7 kilometres Freedom Road and
2.2 kilometres Admiralty Way in Lekki axes.