The Lagos state government has announced the closure of the Agege pen-cinema route, this is to accelerate the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema Flyover starting from Today January 4.
The Permanent secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in person of Mr. Olujimi Hotonu on monday announced that “there would be a complete closure of the roads in the axis at some point during the construction but it would start with partial restriction of movement”
The commencement of this bridge has eaten up houses as well as buildings along the road as tears and curses have not ceased from the mouths of tenants and landlords who have been rendered homeless as a result of a series of demolition that affected their buildings but who is to blame: The government or the landlord?
He further asserted that the construction of the flyover across the Pen Cinema intersection embarked upon by the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was part of the continuous drive to ease traffic within the metropolis and improve on the State’s economic infrastructure.
While the state government has given assurances that it will make alternative traffic arrangements, the closure is bound to create traffic congestion on the Ogba axis and
businesses located around Pen cinema and its environs would also witness a decline in patronage.
The Pen cinema flyover is one of several that has been constructed by the Lagos State government as the government had in May last year commissioned two flyovers christened “Jubilee bridges” at Ajah and Abule-egba to ease traffic.
Sadly, we are yet to get a completion date but rumours have been ongoing that the construction will span for over six months, 6 months of uneasy traffic and slim market patronage from customers. “Nigeria we Hail thee”