Lagos raises budget, constructs roads to connect more communities
With its capital expenditure raised from N104,978, 596, 251.00 in 2020, to N125,963, 903, 754.00 in 2021, Lagos State government says more roads and bridges are being constructed to facilitate access to communities around the state.
In the last 24 months of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, the state says it has invested heavily in infrastructure, believing that it is a critical development driver of the economy and the Greater Lagos Vision of the administration.
With this effort, the state has ensured provision of jobs for hundreds of unemployed citizens and also brought succour to commuters. This has, however, remained a tall dream as traffic congestion has continued to define commuters’ daily experience on most Lagos road.
The state government has been able to deliver 51 major road projects within the last two years of Sanwo-Olu on the saddle, according to Aramide Adeyoye, the governor’s special assistant on works and infrastructure.
Arimde, who spoke at the state’s ministerial briefing on Tuesday as part of activities to mark the governor’s two years in office, explained that the need to check traffic gridlock in commercial and residential areas as well as reduce travel time necessitated the construction of these roads.
According to her, these projects were in line with the government’s THEMES Agenda, most especially the First Pillar T which stands for Traffic Management and Transportation.
Adeyoye gave the list of some of the roads as Pen-Cinema fly over, Lagos Ogun Boundary roads Phase II, Lekki-oniru Traffic Circulation Projects, and a network of 31 roads in Ojokoro, AradagunEpeme- Iworo-ajido, and Somolu, to mention but a few.