The Lagos State Government has solicited for the cooperation of stakeholders to expand three interconnecting roads namely, Demurin, Agidi and Church Streets in Kosofe Local Government Area of the State.
The Honourable Commissioner for PhysicalPlanning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, speaking at a forum with the stakeholders at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, stated that the meeting marked another remarkable stride towards achieving an effective Transportation and Traffic Management system as well as the Making of Lagos a 21st Century Economy, through massive investment in road infrastructure development across the nooks and crannies of Lagos State.
His words: “That this is coming immediately after our discussion with the people of Eti-Osa on the Regional Road Project last Thursday greatly underscores the courage and doggedness of our administration. This is our culture towards the achievement of a Greater Lagos, through improved road infrastructure, for the social and economic transformation of the State”.
Speaking through the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Folashade Lediju, the Commissioner said that the Project was conceived as a solution to the perennial traffic gridlock experienced by motorists along the Ketu-Mile 12 axis of the Lagos-Ikorodu Road.
Calling for peoples’ cooperation, he stated that “As it is in every development, this project will definitely make demands on our ability to accommodate growth by making needful adjustments and removing impediments in the Right of Way of the Project in the public interest”.
He explained that the interactive meeting is part of the best practices adopted by the Lagos State Government for the common good of the residents, adding that government has kept faith with its promise of inclusive governance in which the views and interests of everyone, regardless of gender, age or creed are considered in the decision process.
“I make bold to say that I am very proud of the accomplishments of this administration led by an unrelenting achiever, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State who has continued to demonstrate an uncommon and unequalled passion for the development of our dear State”, he said.
Salako emphasised that the government is working diligently to ensure that the people are part of the success story as they take ownership of public projects, stressing that “This definitely is another opportunity for stakeholders in Alapere and the entire Kosofe LGA to cooperate with us for the successful execution of Demurin, Agidi and Church Streets road expansion project”.
He revealed that upon completion, the interconnecting roads would boost the transportation and socio-economic development of the State by enhancing interconnectivity within the area in particular and the State in general.
Ths Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Engr. Olujimi Hotonu, said that Demurin, Agidi and Church roads are strategic links, connecting several other roads within Kosofe Local Government Area.
According to her, the roads are alternative bypass routes for traffic on Mile 12 and Ikorodu Road, adding that the project upon completion would reduce travel time and create job opportunities.
She, therefore, urged the residents of the community to cooperate with the government in order to ensure a speedy completion of the roads to make life more comfortable for the people.