Fashola commissions 3.1km Maidan-Aina/Agiliti roads
LAGOS State government has commissioned nine roads in Maidan-Aina-Agiliti area of Mile 12, Kosofe Local Council of the state.
The roads, spanning 3.1 kilometres, has a modern bridge with well laid-out side walkways and streetlights. It was built to bring succour to the mixed community of Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba living in agility.
Residents recalled that for over 20 years the Agiliti road had not only been unaccessible, both for the rich and the poor, it has also cut off the area from the rest of Kosofe.
On a daily basis, especially during rainy season, vehicles drown in the murky pool, while pedestrians either rode in canoe or use makeshift wooden bridge.
Chairman, Joint Community Development Association (CDA) Agiliti said at the commissioning that they had in the last 50 years suffered untold hardship, even loss of lives, trying to ply the bad route.
He said efforts by different associations did not also help their plights.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Obafemi Hamzat, recalled that the situation was so bad in 2007 that the residents appealed for temporary solution and jetty to at least make the route motorable.
In its place, Hamzat said the governor had promised a modern road and has come to fruition today.
The roads, constructed by Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria, has Maidan-Aina-Agiliti road of 1800m by 15.6m; Oremerin/Ibikunle Road (503m); Oniyanrin road (438m); Ajanlekoko-Oluwo road (75m); Adeyeye road (273m) and By-pass road (350m).
Hamzat added that the modern bridge (300m) has 364 piles installed in it and it is to last 300 years.
Commissioning the road, state governor, Babatunde Fashola, said the project was an evidence of his government’s slum regeneration and urban renewal plan.
Fashola said whoever had visited the area before the construction would understand why the whole residents had turned up to witness the commissioning.
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