In furtherance of the State Governments policy on inclusive governance, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, reiterated his administration’s readiness to extend development to every part of the State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at a meeting with stakeholders on the reconstruction and upgrade of Adeniji-Adele Road, Oke-Popo/Tapa Streets in Lagos Island Local Government Area of the State.
The Governor, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, informed residents that arrangements have been concluded to embark on rehabilitation and upgrade of major roads within Lagos Island using semi-rigid pavements.
He said the government has already commenced the reconstruction and upgrade of the popular Massey Street Children Hospital on Lagos Island to a fit-for-purpose children hospital and rehabilitation of these roads will complement the facility.
Governor Sanwoolu added that aside from rehabilitating major roads within the axis, the State government also has plans to redevelop the popular Pelewura Market.
Lending his voice to the initiative, the Oba of Lagos, HRM, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, commended the State Government on the project, saying once started, construction works on the road should be completed without delay so as to make life bearable for commuters and road users.
The Deputy Speaker Mr. Wasiu Esinlokun Sanni, representing Lagos Island I Constituency, applauded the Governor for taking this bold step which will improve the property value and reduce the stress of those commuting in the area and also boost economic activities.
The PS, Office of Infrastructure, Engineer Rotimi Thomas, said Adeniji-Adele Road and Oke-Popo/Tapa Streets are being used to jump-start the rehabilitation and upgrade works, to bring about socio-economic growth, enhance infrastructural development as well as create employment.
The Chairman of the Lagos Island East Local Government, Comrade Kamar Salau-Bashar assured the Government of the total support by the residents of Lagos Island and urged the contractor to engage the teeming youths of the area in the construction works.