14th December, 2015
Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode says he will flag off the construction of 114 roads in the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs of Lagos State in January, 2016.
Ambode, who spoke at the handing over of the 33KV electrical sub-station at the Gberigbe Piggery Farm Estate and the Gberigbe Community Hall, Ikorodu to the Community Development Associations in the area on Monday said the 114 roads was part of the vision 20:20:57 roads.
According to Ambode, the 114 roads had an average length of 600 metres, with two roads per council, adding that, each of the council would construct two roads to make it 114 roads.
“The flag-off of the 20:20:57 roads will start with the adoption of the first 114 roads with an average of 600 meters length, this will cut across the 57 LG/LCDA with provision of world class infrastructure at the local level in the state.
“The construction will start in January next year while additional ones will commence using the standard procurement process as soon as the first phase is completed,” said Ambode who was represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo.
The governor, however, assured residents of improved inclusive and community-driven government, noting that, the two community projects handed over would create job opportunity for the unemployed youths in the area.
Ambode charged the residents to ensure that security of lives and property were given utmost concern, saying that it is the responsibility of every meaningful Lagosians to ensure that they report any evil perpetrator within their communities in a timely manner through the 112 or 767 toll free lines or through the law enforcement agencies.
He maintained that feedback mechanism had also been enhanced through provision of toll-free-lines to all Local Government Executive Secretaries as well as access through the internet, adding that “we should take advantage of these channels to ensure they serve us better than before.”
Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami noted that the projects handed over were part of the Lagos State Government commitment to improve infrastructure, enhance business and good living condition of the citizen.
He added with the projects, that the foundation for a bigger and sound community inclusive development had been enhanced
Folami implored the communities to ensure sustainability of the various projects and programmes provided by the government.
Among those who witnessed the ceremony include the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Jafar Sanuth; Senior Special Assistant to Governor on Community Affairs, Alhaji Adeniyi Quadri; the Executive Secretaries from Ikorodu area, Directors from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs and members of CDAs.