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.

 

Pictures: #114LGRoads: Local Government Roads Commissioned on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Pictures: #114LGRoads: Local Government Roads Commissioned on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

This is Oribanwa–Lakowe Link Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. The new road is 500m long and 10m wide.
This is Oribanwa–Lakowe Link Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. The new road is 500m long and 10m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Oribanwa–Lakowe Link Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government
Newly constructed and commissioned Oribanwa–Lakowe Link Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government
This is Eleko–Iberekodo Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. The new road is 650m long and 7.5m wide.
This is Eleko–Iberekodo Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. The new road is 650m long and 7.5m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Eleko–Iberekodo Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government.
Newly constructed and commissioned Eleko–Iberekodo Road in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government.
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This is Omoalade Street in Bariga Local Council Development Area. The new road is 425m long and 9m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Omoalade Street in Bariga Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Omoalade Street in Bariga Local Council Development Area.
This is Ifoshi/Fadu Road in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 648m long and 9m wide.
This is Ifoshi/Fadu Road in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area. The new road is 648m long and 9m wide.
This is Dillion Street, Krikiri in Oriade Local Council Development Area. The new road is 400m long and 12m wide.
This is Dillion Street, Krikiri in Oriade Local Council Development Area. The new road is 400m long and 12m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Dillion Street, Krikiri in Oriade Local Council Development Area. #114LGRoads #ItesiwajuEko
Newly constructed and commissioned Dillion Street, Krikiri in Oriade Local Council Development Area.
This is Balogun Street, Kuje in Oriade LCDA, the new road is 477m long and 7.5m wide.
This is Balogun Street, Kuje in Oriade LCDA, the new road is 477m long and 7.5m wide.
The newly constructed road in Balogun Street, Kuje, Oriade LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed road in Balogun Street, Kuje, Oriade LCDA has been commissioned.
This is Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA, the new road is 141m long and 7.5m wide.
This is Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA, the new road is 141m long and 7.5m wide.
The newly constructed Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed Thomas Street in Lagos Island East LCDA has been commissioned.
This is Oba Elegushi road, the new road is 580m long and 9m wide.
This is Oba Elegushi road, the new road is 580m long and 9m wide.
The newly constructed Oba Elegushi road has been commissioned.
The newly constructed Oba Elegushi road has been commissioned.
This is Kweme road in Badagry West LCDA, the new road is 685m long and 9m wide.
This is Kweme road in Badagry West LCDA, the new road is 685m long and 9m wide.
The newly constructed Kweme road in Badagry West LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed Kweme road in Badagry West LCDA has been commissioned.
This is Apa Palace Road in Badagry West LCDA, the new road is 650m long and 9m wide.
This is Apa Palace Road in Badagry West LCDA, the new road is 650m long and 9m wide.
Newly constructed and commissioned Apa Palace Road in Badagry West Local Council Development Area.
Newly constructed and commissioned Apa Palace Road in Badagry West Local Council Development Area.
This is Alhaji Rasaq Street in Ibà LCDA, the newly constructed road is 243m long and 8m wide.
This is Alhaji Rasaq Street in Ibà LCDA, the newly constructed road is 243m long and 8m wide.
The newly constructed road in Alhaji Rasaq Street in Ibà LCDA has been commissioned. 114LGRoads
The newly constructed road in Alhaji Rasaq Street in Ibà LCDA has been commissioned. 
This is Osunba Street, Igando-Ikotun LCDA, the newly constructed road is 605m long and 8m wide.
This is Osunba Street, Igando-Ikotun LCDA, the newly constructed road is 605m long and 8m wide.
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This is Taiwo Molajo Street in Ikorodu LCDA, the newly constructed road is 680 meters long and 10 meters wide.
he newly constructed road in Taiwo Molajo Street, Ikorodu West LCDA has been commissioned.
The newly constructed road in Taiwo Molajo Street, Ikorodu West LCDA has been commissioned.
This is Ologolo road, Ologolo in Eti-Osa LCDA, the newly constructed road is 450m long and 8m wide.
This is Ologolo road, Ologolo in Eti-Osa LCDA, the newly constructed road is 450m long and 8m wide.
This is Seriki Kemberi Street in Iba LCDA, the newly constructed road is 325 meters long and 8 meters wide.
This is Seriki Kemberi Street in Iba LCDA, the newly constructed road is 325 meters long and 8 meters wide.
The road in Seriki Kemberi Street in Iba LCDA has been completed and commissioned.
The road in Seriki Kemberi Street in Iba LCDA has been completed and commissioned.
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This is Ojediran Street in Ikorodu West LCDA, the newly constructed road is 550m long and 10m wide.
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The road in Ojediran Street in Ikorodu West LCDA has been completed and commissioned.
Oworonshoki: Lagos State Government Completes Fourth Lay-by

Oworonshoki: Lagos State Government Completes Fourth Lay-by

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend carried out extensive  inspection of on-going projects across the State, among which is the multi-faceted expansion projects at the ever busy Berger Bus Stop.

The Governor, who ordered contractors to work day and night on the projects to ensure completion by December 2016, said the directive became imperative in view of the strategic importance of the axis being the major gateway to the State.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Director, Project, Fountain Construction Company (FCC), Mr. Thomas Cunningham (left); Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (right) and Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (right behind) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Oworosonki, Lagos, at the weekend.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Director, Project, Fountain Construction Company (FCC), Mr. Thomas Cunningham (left); Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (right) and Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (right behind) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Oworosonki, Lagos, at the weekend.

The expansion projects at Berger include the construction of about 700 meters slip road through which traffic outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway can connect Omole Phase Two, Magodo Phase One and Olowoora.
The road, which was designed with drainage channels, side walks and street light, is about 6 meters wide and can conveniently accommodate two vehicles at a time.

Apart from the Pedestrian Bridge which has been completed, there are also expanded lay-bys and reservation areas at both sides of the Berger Bus Stop to facilitate easy pulling off of commercial and private vehicles from the main expressway, while massive road improvement, construction of lay-by and reservation projects are equally on-going under the bridge.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); with Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (left); Special Adviser on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi (right); and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (2nd right) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Oworosonki, Lagos, at the weekend.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left); with Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (left); Special Adviser on Transportation, Prince Anofi Elegushi (right); and Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (2nd right) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Oworosonki, Lagos, at the weekend.

Governor Ambode, accompanied by top officials of the State Government, also ordered the construction of iron barricade under the newly completed Pedestrian Bridge to compel usage so as to achieve its main purpose of saving lives and facilitating free flow of traffic.

While briefing Governor Ambode on the work done so far on the Berger projects, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson said the projects, upon completion, will not only give Berger a new befitting look, but also ensure permanent removal of gridlock hitherto associated with the area.

 

“The idea is that we should have a reservation area for our commercial buses and also a reservation area on top. In the phase one of it, we have on both sides about 200 meters of reservation area. For instance, vehicles coming from upland and wanting to discharge passengers have been accommodated as we have cleared the road further down and we have about three to four base underneath the bridge.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ajibada Caster Bade-Adebowale (right); Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (2nd left); his counterpart for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (left) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Berger Bus Stop, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at the weekend.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd right); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ajibada Caster Bade-Adebowale (right); Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (2nd left); his counterpart for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare (left) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Berger Bus Stop, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at the weekend.

“We have also improved Wakati Adura, Ijaye Road and Isheri Road in such a way that there will not be any traffic gridlock anymore by the time we complete this project and there will be a free flow of traffic around the whole place. We are also moving the Roundabout at PWC forward a little bit to Wakati Adura area and channelise the place just to improve traffic flow,” Johnson said.

The Governor also inspected the newly completed lay-by at Car Wash Bus Stop in Oworonsoki which made it a total of four modern lay-bys constructed in Oworonsoki axis by the Ambode administration.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), flanked by Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (right) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ajibada Caster Bade-Adebowale (left) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Berger Bus Stop, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at the weekend
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), flanked by Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiyu Johnson (right) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ajibada Caster Bade-Adebowale (left) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of multifaceted expansion projects at Berger Bus Stop, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at the weekend


Besides, Governor Ambode inspected the on-going construction of 1.65km slip road from Olopomeji in Oworonsoki to Ifako with under pass through which vehicles can make U-turn back to either Lagos Island or Oshodi through Gbagada and so on.