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Ambode urges residents to register, collect PVCs


• Commissions 21 roads, two bridges in Alimosho
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday tasked residents to participate in the ongoing registration and collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs).

He gave the charge at the commissioning of 21 roads and two bridges in Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos.

The governor implored residents to take the continuous voters’ registration seriously, as it is their civic right.

He also urged them to educate one another on the need to register and collect their PVCs.

According to him, this is important so that the residents could have a strong voice in electing their choice candidates.

The governor said the roads and bridges were constructed to build a new economy for Alimosho area.

They are also aimed at promoting the economic integration of the different parts of the state.

Ambode expressed satisfaction that the facilities would make the residents, motorists and visitors to have smooth movement.

He described Alimosho as the most populated local council area in Lagos, as well as the largest constituency in Nigeria.

He said the roads; especially the Ayobo-Ayetoro motorway would serve as an alternative route for commuters and motorists.

The governor pledged commitment to making every part of the city economically viable and livable, adding that the projects would open up the rural and sub-urban communities.

Ambode disclosed that the roads would be connecting 60 communities.

The governor promised to execute more projects in the area, as were captured in the 2018 budget.

The Commissioner for Works, Adebowale Akinsanya, stressed that the roads would open up the areas for improved quality of life and also boosts trade, commerce and investment between Lagos and Ogun state.

He disclosed that modern bus terminals and BRT buses would be built in Alimosho.

Representatives of the various communities and groups commended the governor for the projects, and identified more roads that he should address.

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