Lagos targets 456 roads before May 2019

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

At least a total of 456 inner city roads would have been commissioned before the end of May 2019 in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode gave this hint in Badagry West, as the inauguration of 114 completed roads continues.

While inaugurating Apa palace road, Governor Ambode stated that another set of 114 roads were being identified and would be delivered next year, as he underscored the significance of the project in Badagry.

 “Badagry West is a major link to the Republic of Benin and this project is a great boost, there have been some changes in here in recent times, this is an area that has suffered neglect over time but we are really thankful that its now history,” he stressed.

Speaking further during the commissioning of another road leading to Kweme community, Governor Ambode said that his government remained committed to grassroots development.img_20160920_1224331

The Sole Administrator of Badagry West Local Council Development Area, (LCDA), Mr. Nuatin Williams stated that the unveiled roads had further opened the border communities to opportunities.

Mr Williams pleaded with the state government to speed up on the commencement of the Badagry Deep Sea Port already approved by the Nigerian government.

“We seek the attention of Governor Ambode on the following requests on behalf of our people, the completion of electrification project from Gbagi to Seme border, commencement of the Deep Sea Port project as approved by the Nigerian Government, as well as the perfection of title documents on market and the Suntan Beach Resort,” Williams said. .

The former Executive Secretary of the LCDA- Mr Joseph Agoro could not hide his feelings saying the two roads are strategic to the State and the country.

“People going to Badagry from Ogun State, now link through Apa, the economy of this axis is now being stimulated and the Kwame road is a straight link to Benin Republic and that was why I picked the two roads when I was in office on the request of the governor,” Mr Agoro said.

On his part, the contractor who executed the projects, Jide Oni said about 460 million Naira was spent on the interlocked roads as he put the life span of each road at 15 years.

A member of the community, Mr Zofun Nathaniel who appreciated government’s efforts in opening up the rural areas also pleaded for the completion of the remaining portion of Kweme road.