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Sanwo-Olu delivers 172 roads

Sanwo-Olu delivers 172 roads

…promises 253 more projects

The Lagos State government says it has completed and commissioned 172 roads, totalling 178 kilometres since 2019, with 253 other projects currently ongoing in different parts of the state.

Olufemi Daramola, the special adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on infrastructure, disclosed on Friday at a ministerial press briefing to mark the first anniversary of Sanwo-Olu’s second term in office.

Daramola who emphasised the importance of roads in the development, and opening up of communities for commerce and movement, assured that all ongoing projects would be completed before the expiration of Sanwo-Olu’s tenure in 2027.

More projects underway

The special adviser expressed delight at the transformative infrastructural projects underway in Lagos, asserting that they reflect the administration’s commitment to development.

Some of the projects include the ongoing 3.89km Ojota-Opebi link bridge and approach roads to provide a direct route between Opebi, Mende, Maryland and Ojota, and the 643m Abiola-Onijemo link road with bridge, expected to be completed in May this year.

Others are Babafemi Dada with a bridge – Yinka Folarin-Jamiu Lawal – Shalom Academy Road Network in Alimosho local government area. The 1.57km road will replace the former wooden bridge and is expected to provide a shorter route for motorists connecting the LASU-IBA road with Candos road in the Baruwa community.

According to Daramola, “Infrastructural development remains a critical development vehicle for realising the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Plus Agenda and the Greater Lagos vision of Africa’s model smart city, hence the delivery of new road projects, upgrading and rehabilitation of existing roads and construction of new bridges that have brought succour to the people and helped in delivering dividend of democracy to the citizenry.”

Some other ongoing constructions include the renovation of Old Ojo road, Amuwo Odofin into a dual carriageway running parallel to Lagos Badagry Expressway from Irede Junction to Maza Maza.

The project is executed as Continuous Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) in two phases to serve as a strategic bypass to the Lagos-Badagry Expressway for motorists.

The Lagos state government has also focused on various infrastructure projects beyond roads, including the transformation of Massey Street Children’s Hospital into a modern pediatric facility, the construction of fire stations in Kosofe and Ijede, and the development of academic facilities like the Faculty of Management Sciences Complex and the LASU Business School.

Additionally, urban regeneration efforts will see the renovation of the Oba of Lagos’ palace and some historic sites, including the construction of new residential and hospitality spaces.