Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 9 roads, 1 bridge in Kosofe LG

Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 9 roads, 1 bridge in Kosofe LG

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday inaugurated nine roads and a bridge to boost interconnectivity in Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.


The governor, during inauguration of the roads with a total length of 2.840km, said that the project would serve more than 300,000 residents within the Soluyi-Araromi-Ifako-Gbagada communities.


Sanwo-Olu said that the project would unite three communities, tackle perennial flooding, boost the area’s economy, enhance quality of lives and livelihoods, curb gridlock and boost interconnectivity.


According to him, the project will also serve as an alternative route and by-pass for motorists to link the Third Mainland Bridge and Apapa-Oworonsoki Expressway.


He said that contract for the project was awarded in September 2017 but no progress was recorded until his administration took it over for completion.


Sanwo-Olu stressed that his administration had spent much on completing inherited projects, while initiating new ones across different sectors to ensure the wellbeing of residents.


The governor said that his administration would continue to upgrade the state’s road infrastructure, while perfecting the expansion of transportation network to achieve its inter-modal transport strategy, which was suitable for the ever-increasing population, to address the rise in vehicular volumes and axle loads on roads.


“I want to implore the Community Development Association of this area to immediately assume ownership of and responsibility for the judicious use of these projects/roads.


“You must care for them with devotion and dedication; you should keep them clean and the drainage free of waste at all times,” he said.


Sanwo-Olu also assured the residents that issues of power supply raised by their various leaders would be addressed, to ensure that the already installed transformers in the area were energized.


He said that Taiwo Street, which was recurrent among the requests for road repairs, would be attended to, in addition to other listed roads.


Sanwo-Olu announced the launch of the construction of Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge in January, while assuring the people of adequate security during the Yuletide.


Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, said inauguration of the newly constructed nine roads and bridge revealed the doggedness and commitment of the Sanwo-Olu-administration towards the attainment of the Greater Lagos Agenda.


“In all of these, the key cardinal focus of this administration is its policy on inclusiveness that ensures that no part the state is left behind, in the quest to extend development to the inner parts of Lagos,” she said.


Adeyoye said that prior to the construction, the only access in and out of Soluyi Community, Gbagada was through the ever-busy Ayodele Okeowo Road abutting Deeper Christian Life Bible Church.


Lawmakers, local government chairmen, other leaders and stakeholders from the communities took turns to commend the governor for the project while drawing attention to other areas of need.

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