Relief as Lagos commissions Akesan-Obadore road
Residents and commuters, yesterday, 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 fulfill 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 G 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.
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