by Tunde Ogunmola
In a bid to ensure a pot-hole free Lagos, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC), has taken delivery of a new fleet of state-of-the-art equipment, to enhance road construction and maintenance across Lagos State.
While speaking at the unveiling and training of operators for the equipment, the representative of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Works and Drainages, Engr. Temidayo Erinle and Head Mechanical (LSPWC), Engr. Gbenga Ogunlewe, disclosed that new BF 600 Paver, One Excavator, Three Driving Rollers and Six Hand Rollers have just been delivered to the Corporation, in their bid to enhance performance and delivery of services at various road construction sites.
Erinle emphasized that the BF 600 Automated Paver, which is the latest version of the paving equipment, has a high capacity to quickly spread asphalt on roads especially, on a dual carriage ways.
In his words, “The BF 600 Paver has the capacity to swiftly spread asphalt premix and deliver a 100m road within a time period of 30 – 45 minutes, thereby reducing time and man-hour on construction sites”.
He applauded the vision and magnanimity of the present administration towards their drive to ensure a pot-hole free Lagos which prompted the procurement of the appropriate equipment to tackle defects on our roads. The Special Adviser also revealed that plans are underway to decentralize the operations of the Corporation by creating Zonal offices at Ikorodu and Amuwo-Odofin, as a way to complement the Ojodu plant and tackle the problem of road rehabilitation.
With the procurement of these equipment, maintenance of roads will be made possible , simultaneously on different roads, across the five divisions of the state. Erinle goes further, by urging Nigerians to keep faith with the present administration, assuring them of optimal performance of the corporation in the are of road maintenance and rehabilitation.