1tr Naira Yearly Will Solve Lagos State Road Construction Deficit

1tr Naira Yearly Will Solve Lagos State Road Construction Deficit

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday justified the decision of his administration to engage indigenous contractors for the construction of 114 inner roads simultaneously across the State, just as he disclosed that about N1trillion is needed yearly to address the deficit in road construction.

Governor Ambode, who spoke in Oshodi-Isolo at the ongoing inauguration of 114 roads constructed across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), said indigenous contractors were engaged for the project not only to boost employment but also encourage the local construction industry to grow.

Speaking through the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson at the commissioning of Kalejaiye Street, the Governor assured residents that any mistake committed by the indigenous contractors in the course of the project would be addressed, adding that the construction of the inner roads was in response to the yearning of the people.

He said: “We have to encourage our indigenous contractors because whether we like it or not, that is the one of the ways to generate employment and when we engage them, there will be money in the circulation.

“We are challenging them to do their best and as government we don’t want to shy away from mistakes. If they (indigenous contractors) make mistakes, we also try to correct and encourage them. We are learning, it is a learning process and with time, I believe they will get there,” he said.

At the commissioning of Ogunyinka Street, also in Oshodi LG, Ambode who was represented by the Iyaloja General of Nigeria, Chief Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo also urged indigenous contractors to justify the confidence reposed in them.

In Odi Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA, the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Seye Oladejo and a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, said Nigerian can overcome the current recession if more local contractors are engaged for developmental projects to grow the economy just as the State Government did in the execution of the 114 road construction.

Two roads in the LCDA, Awoyejo Buraimoh and Akinola Aiyetoro streets in Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA were inaugurated by the Governor, who expressed optimism that if the roads are properly maintained, it would boost socio-economic activities and increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the council area.

Speaking at the commissioning of Balogun Oyero and Adebimpe roads in Ikosi-Isheri LCDA, Ambode said that the level of work done by the 89 indigenous contractors in the construction of the 114 roads was a direct and indirect way of creating jobs to residents.

The Governor was represented respectively by his Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mrs Yetunde Onabule and Mr. Olusola Esan, said the contractors were picked through a bidding process in line with International best practices.

He commended the contractors for delivering on these projects and demonstrating the capacity of the construction industry in the state.

Likewise at the handover of Hassan Odumeru street in Ikosi-Ejinrin LCDA, the Governor who was represented by a member of the House of Representatives, Hon Olawale Raji, said  the use of indigenous contractors for the 114 roads was a direct and indirect way of creating jobs for Lagosians.

Hon Olusegun Olulade, a member of the House of Assembly, inaugurated Ajagbe Street on behalf of the Governor.

Also, at the inauguration of Karimu Opeloyeru Street in Apapa Iganmu LCDA, the Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, said government will continue to invest on infrastructural and socio economic projects in other to stimulate the economy of the state.

Few metres away from Karimu Opeloyeru Street, Comrade Linus Okojie of the Human Service Project commissioned Amusu Street on behalf of the Governor.

He also appealed to the community leaders to ensure that the newly constructed road is maintained, urging the residents to make good use of the road having in mind appropriate maintenance culture.

In Alimosho LG, the Governor was represented at the handover of Oke/Alhaji Idowu Street by the Commissioner of Youth and Social Development, Pharm. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf.

In Ayobo Ipaja LCDA, the Governor said with the inauguration of Ajelanwa Baruwa and Megida-Alaja roads, 56 villages have been opened up for an enhanced economic opportunities noting that many hopes had been brightened by the initiative.

Ambode who spoke through a member of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Bisi Yusuf, said more than 20,000 youths in the Lagos West Senatorial District would be offered job opportunities in the area of fishery by the State Government.

In Ikoyi Obalende LCDA, Governor Ambode who inaugurated Ademola Road where he was represented by his Special Adviser on Primary Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga, said his administration would not neglect any community within the state.

Governor Ambode also inaugurated Ademola Olujobi, Ado Soba Road and Eko Akete Road in Amuwo Odofin LG, and was represented by Imam Shakiru Gafar of Lagos Central Mosque and HRM Oba Onijanikin of Ijanikin.

Similarly, the Governor also commissioned Osenatu Ahmed Crescent by his Special Adviser on Housing, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson.

Pictures: #114LGRoads: Local Government Roads Commissioned On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Pictures: #114LGRoads: Local Government Roads Commissioned On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Newly constructed and commissioned road in North Avenue, Apapa Local Government. The road is 648m long and 7.5m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in North Avenue, Apapa Local Government. The road is 648m long and 7.5m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Caucrick road in Apapa Local Government. The road is 227m long and 7.5m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Caucrick road in Apapa Local Government. The road is 227m long and 7.5m wide.
This is Ogbe/Iragunshin/Odogbawojo Road in Eredo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 596m long and 8m wide.
This is Ogbe/Iragunshin/Odogbawojo Road in Eredo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 596m long and 8m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Ogbe/Iragunshin/Odogbawojo Road in Eredo Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Ogbe/Iragunshin/Odogbawojo Road in Eredo Local Council Development Area.
This is Church Street in Eredo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 486m long and 8m wide
This is Church Street in Eredo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 486m long and 8m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned Church Street in Eredo Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Church Street in Eredo Local Council Development Area.
This is Council Street, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area. The new road is 633m long and 7.5m wide
This is Council Street, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area. The new road is 633m long and 7.5m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Council Street, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area.
This is Community Road, Agodo in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area. The new road is 667m long and 7.5m wide
This is Community Road, Agodo in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area. The new road is 667m long and 7.5m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned Community Road, Agodo in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Community Road, Agodo in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area.
This is Martin Street, Mushin Local Government. The new road is 560m long and 9m wide.
This is Martin Street, Mushin Local Government. The new road is 560m long and 9m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Martin Street, Mushin Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Martin Street, Mushin Local Government.
This is Aborishade Street, Lawanson in Mushin Local Government. The new road is 611m long and 9m wide
This is Aborishade Street, Lawanson in Mushin Local Government. The new road is 611m long and 9m wide
The newly constructed and commissioned road in Aborishade Street, Lawanson in Mushin Local Government.
The newly constructed and commissioned road in Aborishade Street, Lawanson in Mushin Local Government.
This is Morogbo-Joseph Street in Olorunda Local Council Development Area. The new road is 600m long and 9m wide.
This is Morogbo-Joseph Street in Olorunda Local Council Development Area. The new road is 600m long and 9m wide.
This is Palace Road/Iworo Road-Epe Jetty in Olorunda Local Council Development Area. The road is 449m long and 9m wide
This is Palace Road/Iworo Road-Epe Jetty in Olorunda Local Council Development Area. The road is 449m long and 9m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned Palace Road/Iworo Road-Epe Jetty in Olorunda Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Palace Road/Iworo Road-Epe Jetty in Olorunda Local Council Development Area.
This is Fashola Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area. The new road is 435m long and 7.5m wide.
This is Fashola Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area. The new road is 435m long and 7.5m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Fashola Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Fashola Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area.
This is Ogundele Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area. The new road is 605m long and 9m wide
This is Ogundele Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area. The new road is 605m long and 9m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Ogundele Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Ogundele Street, Orile-Agege Local Council Development Area.
This is Aralile Street, Surulere Local Government. The new road is 275m long and 8m wide.
This is Aralile Street, Surulere Local Government. The new road is 275m long and 8m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Aralile Street, Surulere Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Aralile Street, Surulere Local Government.
The newly constructed Federal Low Cost bye-pass to Itoikin Rd in Ikorodu North LCD. The road is 675m long and 8m wide.
The newly constructed Federal Low Cost bye-pass to Itoikin Rd in Ikorodu North LCD. The road is 675m long and 8m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Federal Low Cost by-pass to Itoikin Road in Ikorodu North Local Council Development.
Newly constructed and commissioned Federal Low Cost by-pass to Itoikin Road in Ikorodu North Local Council Development.
Newly constructed and commissioned Oloruntoyin Str in Bariga LCDA. The road is 537m long and 9m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Oloruntoyin Street in Bariga LCDA. The road is 537m long and 9m wide
This is Molade Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, the new road is 531m long and 9m wide
This is Molade Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, the new road is 531m long and 9m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned Molade Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned Road in Molade Street, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government.
This is Temidire Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, the new road is 567m long and 9m wide
This is Temidire Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, the new road is 567m long and 9m wide
Newly constructed and commissioned Temidire Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Temidire Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned Kola Ogunkoya Str, in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA. The road is 310m long and 10m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned road in Kola Ogunkoya Str, in Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA. The road is 310m long and 10m wide.
Alhaji Oseni Street, in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area. The new road is 338m long and 10m wide.
Alhaji Oseni Street, in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area. The new road is 338m long and 10m wide.
Newly inaugurated Alhaji Oseni Street, in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area.
Newly commissioned Road in Alhaji Oseni Street, Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area.
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This is Micheal Ogun/Durojaye Street in Surulere Local Government. The new road is 664m long and 8m wide
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Newly constructed and commissioned road in Micheal Ogun/Durojaye Street, Surulere Local Government.

 

Lagos Flags Off Construction of 114 Roads in 57 LGAs

Lagos Flags Off Construction of 114 Roads in 57 LGAs

…Mobilizes Contractors With 30 Percent Payment
…Project
to be Completed In Six Months

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the flagging off of 114 roads to be constructed in the 57 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State, just as it assured that more roads will be accommodated in the next phase of the project.

The project, which is being fully funded by the State Government, will be constructed two per each LGAs and LCDAs, and is expected to be completed within six months.

Speaking at a joint press briefing addressed by the State’s Ministries of Information and Strategy, Local Government and Community Affairs and the Conference of Executive Secretaries of LGAs and LCDAs, the government disclosed that the project would commence simultaneously in all the Councils within the next seven days.

Giving a background to the project, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde said the mission for the actualization of the project started in October 2015 when Governor Akinwumi Ambode met with the Executive Secretaries of all the 57 Councils in the State, and agreed with them on the need to massively embark on rehabilitation and construction of inner roads across the State.

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Ayorinde said the project was designed to complement the massive road construction and rehabilitation going on in the State which culminated in the repair of 300 roads in just seven months, adding that same was in sync with the determination of the current administration to make Lagos work for all.

While corroborating Ayorinde, Chairman of Conference 57, the umbrella body of Executive Secretaries of LGAs and LCDAs in the State, Hon. Kolade Alabi recalled that upon assumption of office, Governor Ambode directed the Council bosses to submit a list of two inner roads in each of the Councils for construction in the first phase of the initiative through open competitive bidding.

Alabi said that in executing the project, a unique model of bottom up infrastructural development and inclusive governance style was adopted, which eventually culminated in the active participation of all the relevant stakeholders in the list of the roads selected for the project.

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He said stakeholders such as the Community Development Associations (CDAs) and others were involved in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the project, adding that a transparent process was also adopted in the appointment of contractors that would execute the project.

He said the project was initially designed to gulp N19 billion, but the cost was reduced to N17.5 billion after a transparent bidding process, adding that the contractors have been directed to engage the locals, especially artisans and experts, so as to boost the fight against unemployment and poverty.

Alabi, who is also the Executive Secretary of Bariga LCDA, further disclosed that the 114 roads will be of best standard with walkways, street lights and drainage, adding that contractors have already been mobilized with payment of 30 percent of the total cost.

The remaining cost of the project, according to Alabi, would be released as work progress on the project.

“This is no doubt unprecedented in the history of not just Lagos State, but in the entire nation with all modesty. I salute Governor Ambode’s vision, sense of commitment and dedication to grassroots development. It is indeed taking Lagos to the next level and the benefits as well as the gains of this project on the socio-economic lives of Lagosians cannot be over-emphasised,” Alabi said.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim Folami said the project was in fulfillment of the campaign promise made to the people by the Governor.

Folami said that the next phase will commence after the completion of the first phase, assuring that Governor Ambode would not relent until all the inner roads in the State are fully rehabilitated.