In fulfilment of the Executive Order on zero tolerance for potholes as declared by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has commenced full-scale routine repair and rehabilitation of roads across the state.
According to the General Manager of LSPWC, Engr. Olufemi Daramola, during today’s inspection tour of ongoing rehabilitation of Iju road, he said the corporation has been providing palliatives with the use of boulders and crush stones on strategic roads across the state to ensure free flow of traffic in spite of incessant rainfall witnessed in Lagos in the past few weeks.
“In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Executive Order on “Operation Zero Potholes in Lagos” and his passion to ameliorate the sufferings and pains of commuters, we have commenced full-scale rehabilitation work. The weather has not been friendly but we are committed to carrying out the directive of the Governor,” he said.
He added: “In line with the order, we had to fix our plants, put some equipment and logistics in place, but the rain had slowed down our speed of delivery. However, things are getting better and we will go all out to enforce the governor’s directive because he feels the pain of the people and commuters across the State.”
He further said presently road rehabilitation work is ongoing in 26 different locations which includes Oke-Afa Isolo, Ejigbo, Ikotun-Ijegun axis, Oba Sekumade and Bayeku road at Ikorodu, Iddo inward Idumota, Ahmadu Bello way, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikorodu road Ojota interchange opposite LAMATA office and Ikotun-Ijegun road, Damalong link (Jibowu-Moshalashi),
Others are Oba Ogunusi road (Grammar School Section), Ikeja under bridge, Ogudu road, Eric Moore Abebe Junction, Oduduwa Road, Apapa, Oguntolu/ George street, Shomolu, Iddo inward Idumota, Alapere road junction inward Lagos Ibadan Old Toll Gate, Billings way Oregun and Opebi/Allen/Toyin street Ikeja, Herbert Macaulay road Lagos Mainland, Ikotun Igando road, Ilupeju Avenue by Ilupeju Secondary school, Alfred Rewane road by Zenith Bank, Point road Apapa and Apapa road.
He stated that the Lagos State Public Works was fully aware of the public expectation on the state of the roads across Lagos State, stressing that this informed why the corporation and its personnel operate day and night shift for road rehabilitation and maintenance especially as the weather remains unpredictable.
He assured Lagosians that road rehabilitation and maintenance within the purview of the Public Works Corporation cut across the state and in due course all affected areas will be reached and properly rehabilitated.