Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has appealed to residents in the state to help the state government to realise its objective of transforming the state by protecting and maintaining infrastructure in their domain.
Ambode, who made the appeal when he made an unscheduled inspection tour of on-going projects around Ajasa-Command Road in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state said the road would be completed in the next five weeks.
He said, “We only want to appeal to all our community leaders and all the residents here that you make sure that you maintain whatever infrastructure that we will be giving to you here. I can also assure you that Aboru, Church Street Road linking up with Abesan Estate will also be completed before the end of the year.”
He assured that the dual carriage Ajasa-Command Road would be completed with functional street lights, drainage system, walkways and road median.
Ambode explained that the transformation of the road, which is a major connecting road from Lagos-Abeokuta expressway to Ipaja axis, was part of his promise to run an all-inclusive government where no region will be left undeveloped.
The governor recalled his visit to the area about two months ago when he lamented the dilapidated state of the road, and ordered contractors to move to site immediately.
He said: “You all recall that two months ago, we came here and we were totally displeased with the state of the road in this particular area. I have come to inspect the work that is being done and I must say that we are satisfied with the pace of work, and we also have it on assurance that by the middle of next month, this Ajasa-Command Road will be completed.
“We have come to say a big thank you with this project. You know this project will take you from Aboru and then you cross over from Abesan and then you can go to Ipaja or anywhere you like to go. “We know that it’s been a long time you have been waiting for this project, but you know what, before December you will ride on this road.
We want to thank you for your patience and I can assure you that this is just the beginning, you are going to see more things here.”
Earlier, Special Adviser to the Governor and Chief Executive Officer of Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), Engr. Ayotunde Sodeinde said box covers were being introduced on some parts of the road to ease flow of water pending the completion of the project.