By KIKELOMO SHONIBARE, Lagos
The Lagos State Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson has reiterated the commitment of the present administration to ensuring even infrastructure development across the nooks and crannies of the State, as some roads embarked upon by the State Government at Ogudu in Kosofe Local Government Area are in the last phase of completion.
The Commissioner, who disclosed this on Thursday while speaking at a Stakeholders’ Meeting with house owners and residents at Ogudu, explained that the construction of Ligali, Celestial, Boys Scout Way and Adebare roads within the Ogudu Bridge interchange axis will soon be completed and handed over to the government by the contractors, as part of efforts to ease the traffic gridlock in area.
He stated that the meeting was organised by the Ministry as part of the all-inclusive policy of this administration to solicit for the support and cooperation of the community as well as sensitize them on the scope of work and the temporary discomfort that might be experienced during the construction period.
While noting that public services such as electricity and water supply would be disrupted in view of the need to relocate the supply cables and pipes, Johnson gave assurance that the services would be restored as soon as possible.
Responding on behalf of the residents, Chairman of the Ogudu G.R.A Residents Association, Group Captain Salami (Rtd) applauded the State Government for the initiative and promised that residents will support and cooperate with the contractors for a speedy completion of the roads project.
He however called on the present administration to rehabilitate other roads in the area, improve traffic management and construct a pedestrian bridge across the expressway in order to eliminate avoidable deaths caused by frequent crossing of the highway by pedestrians in the area.
Also speaking at the meeting, the representative of the construction company, Mr. Soji Akintayo promised that his firm would be humane in discharging the project, stressing that the company will employ residents of the area that are ready and competent to work with it during the construction.
The contract terms for the construction of Adebare road comes with the inclusion of drains on both sides, streetlight, overlaying of existing asphalt pavement, outfall drain and repairs of walkway on Imam Ligali, Celestial Way and Boys Scout Way.