Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered immediate repairs of all potholes on roads across the state.
The state government which disclosed this yesterday also said work on the Pen Cinema flyover in Agege area is now at 60 percent completion, while the 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road is also at over 50 percent completion. He gave an assurance that it would be completed by the end of the year.
Speaking during an inspection tour of ongoing projects across the state, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, said it was gratifying to note that after delay caused by rains, work had resumed in full swing across the state.
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At Pen Cinema project site, the Commissioner, who embarked on the inspection alongside other top government functionaries, said : “This is part of the review of ongoing projects in the state and we are at the site of the critical one which is the Pen Cinema Flyover along with Airport Road in addition to all other ongoing projects.
“Most of the difficult parts of the work are already ongoing. Overall, we are at about 60 per cent completion stage and right now, we have over 70 major projects ongoing but as can be seen, work is ongoing,” he said.
He said government was aware of difficulties being experienced with regards to potholes, saying the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, had already directed immediate repairs statewide.
“I like to thank his Excellency, Governor Ambode for giving us the necessary support. The governor is committed to the projects and along with this also is the challenge of potholes being experienced in the state.”
“We have been directed by the Governor that once we have a brief window of no rain, the Public Works Corporation has already been mobilized to go all out every where across the State to get everything done within the next three to four weeks and so you will see our men working all over the road,” Akinsanya said.
At Airport Road, the Commissioner said the project was a bit delayed to ensure that the quality of the work was not comprised and to minimize impact on residents, but assured that it would be completed by the end of the year.
He particularly thanked residents and motorists for their understanding and support, just as he assured that the government remains committed to completing all ongoing projects.