The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, unveiled 31 road networks in Ojokoro, Ifako-Ijaiye, stating that the provision of road infrastructure was central to the delivery of the agenda of his administration.
He stressed that the 31 road networks commissioned were specifically executed to offer traffic relief to the rapidly developing area, improve the socio-economic activities, and connectivity, within the axis and its neighbouring Ogun State through Segun Adetiba Road and the bridge across Ilo River
While inaugurating the road networks which totals 20.216km, Sanwo-Olu said, “Prior to embarking on these projects, traffic on the road had grown tremendously considering the high rate of the population growth and its attendant vehicular density.”
Therefore, Sanwo-Olu’s noted that the network of roads would help unlock perennial gridlock along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway with resultant reduction in travel time along the corridor.
The governor listed some benefits the road provides for Lagosians especially such as the roads in four locations. He said good road networks facilitate effective management of traffic and transport, thereby boosting the socio-economic activities of the State.
He added that “It reduces traffic-induced health challenges and travel time to access health facilities and educational institutions.” The drainage that is built with the roads would help to de-flood the environment while the streetlights complemented the security architecture of the state.
Therefore, Sanwo-Olu urged that “the prioritization of infrastructure especially, road, rail, and water transportation facilities is predicated on its multiplier effect and direct relationship to other pillars of the agenda.”
He added that the completion of the network of roads would also complement other completed roads within Ojokoro LCDA, stating that the area is a strategic settlement with a fast-growing population and a huge need for infrastructural renewal.