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Following the pathetic state of some federal and state roads in Lagos State, the federal government have kick-started curative repair works on some of the roads and bridges in the state.

After completing some ongoing road projects in the nation, Mr Godwin Eke, The Federal controller of works in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday 9th January, 2018 informed Lagosians of the Federal Government’s plan to embark on massive repairs of Lagos roads


Assuring the people of Lagos, He urged residents of Lagos and Nigerians in general to “pray and hope for positivity as the government is committed to deploying more resources to road projects this 2018”.


According to newsmen, the government began massive road rehabilitation on some major roads in September, 2017. Roads like: the Funsho Williams Avenue, Costain Roundabout to Eko Bridge Ramp and the Costain to Iganmu Bridge (Orile-bound) have been severely upgraded.


Others upgraded roads include: Outer Marina to Ahmadu Bello Way (From Apongbon Bridge to Bonny Camp), Apapa Road to Western Onikan Junction through Independent Bridge to Apongbon Bridge (Apongbon-bound) and the National Theatre Train Station to Costain (Costain-bound), among others.


Bridges in Alaka, CMS as well as various portions of Ijora 7-Up and Ijora Olopa, including the usually-flooded region of Oando Petrol Station, have also been rehabilitated. Repair work on various portions from Jibowu to Sabo in Yaba on both carriageways, were also repaired.


Lagosians and Nigerians should expect more road rehabilitation works in 2018,  we will rehabilitate all the federal roads in Lagos and nationwide, as soon as funds are made available’’ He said.


According to Eke, work is currently ongoing on the Lagos-Badagry expressway as the contractor who closed due to christmas and new year break will resume before the end of the week.


“Contractors have yet to also return to site on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway but before the end of January, work will be completed on the pedestrian bridge projects on the highway” he assured.


He, however, lamented over the activities of tanker drivers who have cultivated the habit of parking constantly between the Funsho Williams Avenue and Ijora bridge. “The tankers park on the bridges which is not safe for pedestrians, they do all manner of things; they pour diesel on the road and it damages it’’ he added.



Fingers crossed, these promises will be fulfilled.


Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/01/fg-targets-repair-roads-lagos-2018/

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