Lagos begins rehabilitation of major roads

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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The Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC has commenced full-scale routine repair and rehabilitation of roads across the State.

This is in fulfillment of the Executive Order on zero tolerance for potholes as declared by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The General Manager of LSPWC, Olufemi Daramola, said that the Corporation has been providing palliatives with the use of boulders and crush stones on strategic roads across the State to ensure free flow of traffic in spite of incessant rainfall witnessed in Lagos in the past few weeks.

“In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Executive Order on “Operation Zero Potholes in Lagos and his passion to ameliorate the sufferings and pains of commuters, we have commenced full-scale rehabilitation work. The weather has not been friendly but we are committed to carrying out the directive of the Governor.

“In line with the order, we had to fix our plants, put some equipment and logistics in place, but the rain had slowed down our speed of delivery. However, things are getting better and we will go all out to enforce Governor Sanwo-Olu’s directive because he feels the pain of the people and commuters across the State”, he said.

Road rehabilitation
The General Manager said presently, road rehabilitation work was ongoing in 26 different locations which include Oke-Afa Isolo, Ejigbo, Ikotun-Ijegun axis, Oba Sekumade and Bayeku road at Ikorodu, Iddo inward Idumota, Ahmadu Bello way, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikorodu road Ojota interchange opposite LAMATA office and Ikotun-Ijegun road, Damalong link (Jibowu-Moshalashi).

Others are Oba Ogunusi road (Grammar School Section), Ikeja under bridge, Ogudu road, Eric Moore Abebe Junction, Oduduwa Road, Apapa, Oguntolu/ George street, Shomolu,  Iddo inward Idumota, Alapere road junction inward Lagos Ibadan Old Toll Gate, Billings way Oregun and Opebi/Allen/Toyin street Ikeja, Herbert Macaulay road Lagos Mainland, Ikotun Igando road, Ilupeju Avenue by Ilupeju Secondary school, Alfred Rewane road by Zenith Bank, Point road Apapa and Apapa road.

He explained that the Lagos State Public Works was fully aware of the public expectation,  that this informed why the corporation and its personnel operate day and night shift for road rehabilitation and maintenance especially as the weather remains unpredictable.

Resident’s support
The General Manager, therefore, called for the understanding and cooperation of all residents and road users, noting that the Public Works Corporation was working assiduously to ensure the city of Lagos was rid of potholes in due course as directed by the Governor of the State.

Daramola assured Lagosians that road rehabilitation and maintenance within the purview of the Public Works Corporation cut across the State and in due course all affected areas would be reached and properly rehabilitated.

The General Manager was speaking during an inspection tour of ongoing rehabilitation of Iju road.

Confidence Okwuchi