Ogudu-Alapere link road: Sanwo Olu tasks motorists, residents on maintenance culture
•Relief as Lagos commissions Akesan-Obadore road
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tasked motorists and residents using the new Ogudu-Alapere link road and Prince Adesoji Ajose Street, Ogudu, on maintaining the infrastructure.
The governor, who spoke at the commissioning of the projects, promised the community to expect more.
He said in the last four years, the administration has painstakingly reworked the state’s transportation master plan, putting in place the required infrastructure that will bedrock and drive the implementation of laudable initiatives in the sector for the optimal benefit of Lagosians.
He congratulated the traditional ruler and people of the community for the completion of the project, saying Ogudu is one of the most serene and peaceful parts of Lagos, and its proximity to the Third Mainland Bridge makes it one of the desirable neighbourhoods in Lagos. Mainland.
He said: “As a government, we will continue to offer respite and succour to road users in the state by putting in place an enduring framework for the delivery of road infrastructure as well as for the provision of supporting drainage infrastructure to sustain these roads.
“We have commissioned many projects, which include the Ogudu/Alapere link road and all our projects are commissioned for the betterment of the people of Lagosians.
“We are not going to stop, we will continue to do more for the people of Lagos, we will fulfill all the promises we have made. The Community Development Associations in this area should assume responsibility for all these projects/roads by ensuring that they are kept clean and protect them by ensuring that the drains are free of refuse.”
On her part, outgone Special adviser on Works and infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, extolled the governor’s vision in improving the ease with which people can commute from one point to another in line with the State Transport Master Plan (STMP).
She said before the project inception and the administration’s intervention, the existing roads were without drainage facilities and disconnected, but now the constructed road will help in reducing travel time in the axis and man-hour loss in traffic gridlock around Ogudu roundabout.
The new link road, she said, will also eliminate perennial flooding along the axis, enhance property value, provide an aesthetically pleasing environment and improve the socioeconomic potential of the area.
On his part, Chairman, Kosofe Local Council, Moyosore Ogunlewe, said the road had not been reconstructed before over years.
He congratulated Ogudu and Alapere residents, and charged them not to damage the road.
Also, the State House of Assembly member, representing Kosofe I, Sanni Ganiu Okanlawon, Oba of Ogudu, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Oba Nogeem Fashola, extolled the governor for his great vision in improving Lagos State.
Meanwhile, residents and commuters have heaved a sigh of relief as Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu, formally commissioned the constructed Akesan-Obadore road in Alimosho Local Council of the state.
Sanwo Olu, who represented at the event by the Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, said the rehabilitated road would improve connectivity, living conditions of the people across the state, boost trade and commerce, as well as ensure the safety of the commuters and road users.
The governor said over 19 projects had been completed in the last four years in Alimosho, because of what the council represents in Lagos State.
He said: “We still have 11 other road projects that is ongoing and we promise to do more and fulfil it all.”
Also, Permanent Secretary, Office of Infrastructure, Daramola Olufemi Olubunmi, said the occasion represented another testament to the state’s unwavering commitment to transform communities through the provision of quality infrastructure that enhance the well-being of the citizens and fuel economic growth.
“The project is another attestation of great achievements of the governor under the traffic management and transportation pillar.
“We have consistently made significant strides in rehabilitating existing roads, expanding vital highways and constructing pivotal arterial roads and bridges”
“Akesan-Obadore road is very strategic as it serves as a major thoroughfare connecting the densely populated Akesan/Obadore community to the LASU-Iba road.
The state has strategically provided an alternate route for commuters in Ijegun, Ijagemo, Abaranje and other areas to connect to LASU road,” she added.
On his part, the Oba of Akesan, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Oba Nojeemdeen Abidemi Ogunjobi, thanked the governor for the completion of the project.
He said the road has remained a colonial relic, until the governor came to their rescue his tenure to rehabilitate the road.
He urged the governor to do more for the community by building modern schools, health centres, markets and police station for the Akesan/Obadore community.