Road Network News #Update
Lagos State government on Wednesday commenced the urban regeneration of Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Ikeja G.R.A with the unveiling of 45 new road construction equipment and commissioning of newly interlocked road in Lekki.
The equipment, which included three road printers, three giant wheel leaders, five driving rollers and 18 hand operating rollers were unveiled after a public demonstration to the media and government functionaries to complete the construction of an interlocked road on Joseph Hotounu Street, Lekki.
Other equipments include one paver, six tractors, three wheel loaders, one chip sealer, one milling machine, one hiab, one sweeper machine and one synchronous chip sealer.
Speaking at the unveiling, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye said the new equipment was procured in line with efforts to reposition the State Public Works Corporation for the urban regeneration programme aimed at addressing environmental and infrastructural challenges in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Ikeja G.R.A.
He also said the equipment would be immediately deployed across the state for the urban renewal initiative, assuring that they would go a long way in ensuring the regeneration of the entire Lagos landscape.
“We are here to commission these machines, equipment and gadgets and to state that these range of products would be deployed immediately to the urban regeneration of Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Ikeja and they are being put in place today to further upgrade the activities of the Lagos State Public Works Corporation so that from their three centers in Badagry, Ojodu and Imota, they can take care of the rest of Lagos State.
The Public Works Corporation has three regional centres in Badagry, Ojodu and Imota of which the various machines would be deployed to the various areas. Essentially, this point is to regenerate V.I, Ikoyi and Ikeja urban centres and it is an all-inclusive developmental process,” he said.