Lagos assures on construction of quality infrastructure

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Jul 17th, 2014
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Lagos State Government has assured residents of its commitment to construct high quality infrastructure in the state.

State Commissioner for Works, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, who gave the assurance while briefing newsmen in his office, said the government has put in motion a process intended to revamp the infrastructure of the State under the strategic inner road development programme.

According to him, “We have identified roads that are high traffic bearing capacity of the roads. It is the major link roads that we first address before embarking on the arterial roads, which we have also started focusing on.”

The commissioner explained that the government, contrary to insinuations, has not neglected Oshodi axis in the construction of roads, saying that it has so far worked on roads such as Oyetayo, Brown, Church, Kike Adeyemi and Adisa Ajibulu streets within the area.

He said the Public Works Corporation (PWC) in the last one year, have worked on 39 roads within the old Oshodi Isolo LG.

“More specifically, it is to be stated that when the level of disrepair of a particular road makes it rather a waste of funds to maintain then only palliative measure are applied before the commencement of the upgrade and rehabilitation of such roads as we have demonstrated across the entire state.

“Currently the Public Works Corporation having identified over 1000 roads that are in dire need of maintenance. The speed of delivery however is a function of the weather condition. Most construction and maintenance works are affected by rainfall.

“Obviously, the Administration cannot move as fast as we desire on all of these roads at the same time because we live in a built up city. Enhanced construction/rehabilitation of roads has to be systematic but we are at least moving and will work hard to increase our pace despite resource limitation,” Hamzat said.

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