The Lagos@50 celebrations took a new dimension this week, as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode inaugruated several infrastructural projects across the state.
The projects, including network of roads, bridges, seven transformers, street lighting infrastructure, monuments and a recreation park, the governor said was in line with his commitment to make life comfortable for residents, irrespective of location within the state.
Among the projects inaugurated from Tuesday and expected to climax tomorrrow were the Ijegun-Isheri-Osun-Isolo road, Idimu-Ejigbo road (Phase II), New Market road, Camp Davies road/Ishefun road, all in Alimosho Local Government Area; Brown road in Surulere; Adisa Ajibulu road with bridge and Kolawole Shonibare Street, Ajao Estate road, both in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area.
Other projects included installation of new transformers in Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Eredo, Agbowa-Ikosi, Igbogbo-Bayeku, Ikorodu and Olorunda areas, as well as Ojuloge Monument located opposite National Arts Theatre, Iganmu; empowerment monument at Sabo, Yaba; drummer monument at Ebute Ipakodo Roundabout, Ikorodu and Badagry Recreational Park, Topo, Idale.
At the inauguration of Ijegun-Isheri, Osun-Isolo road, the governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose, said the delivery of the road project was part of the efforts of his administration to ease movement of people from one point to the other.
The dual carriage way road project, which included two bridges at Isheri Oshun and Ailegun junction, drains on both sides, service ducts and street lighting, among others, is a viable alternative route for people of Ijegun, Ijeododo and Isheri Oshun to link Apapa-Oworonshoki Expressway through Jakande Estate.
The road, with a total length of 6,500m long and average width of 20.350m, was also designed to significantly decongest traffic at the ever busy Ikotun junction.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, who represented the governor at the inauguration of the 600metres Kolawole Shonibare Road, Ajao Estate, noted that the project was conceived to alleviate the plights of the citizenry, provide alternative routes that would improve road connectivity, reduce traffic at Oke-Afa junction and improve socio-economic activities in the area.