Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, today commissioned the pedestrian bridges and bypass at ojodu Berger to the delight of Lagosians as the state turns 50.
At 50 Lagos is a cultural melting pot, Nigeria’s premier city and Africa’s economic jewel. Lagos at 50 celebrations will end on may 27.
Regarding the absence of car review Officers also known as vehicle inspection officers, VIO, on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, at the commissioning stated unconditionally that he has asked them to remain off the roads for good.
He also placed a limit on the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, operations to the fringes and highways and demanded they keep clear of most of the streets of the state.
He said the aforementioned choices were in line with his administration’s resolve to ensure free flow of traffic across Lagos. He said it’s become evident that these agencies contribute to the traffic challenges on our roads.”
He mentioned as an alternative, the regime would use technology to trace and monitor vehicle registration and MOT certifications and change seizure of vehicles procedures on the roads.
He emphasized the strategic importance of ojodu berger axis being a serious entry point into the state. He said the project is the product of the state’s innovative team of engineers, architects and city planners United Nations agency who have worked exhaustingly who profer innovative answers to tackle the challenges of ojodu berger axis.
He gave a giant thank you to the employees of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and the Chinese contractors, China Civil – CCECC Nigeria
To improve on the project, Mr. Ambode aforementioned a food court would be engineered wherein folks will relax and an interstate terminus at intervals of the Ojodu Berger axis for buses coming back from outside Lagos both for cargo and passengers.
He called on the population for normal tax payments, obeying the rule of law and protection of public infrastructure as the sole path to progress and attainment of the goal of being amongst the world’s high centres for business, recreation and leisure.
While alluding to the actual fact that the state has lived up to its name as a land of prospects, Mr. Ambode conjointly expressed confidence that the longer term prospects of the state was promising while the journey of the following fifty years has commenced on a really sound and solid footing.
Earlier, in his gap remarks, the state’s Commissioner for city district Infrastructure Development, Adebowale Akinsanya, aforementioned the project was formed by the regime as a response to the yearnings of the folks of Ojodu Berger.
He said United Nations agency is additionally overseeing the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, and gave the scope of the project as ninety eight metres pedestrian bridges with illumination, 150m length lay-bys on either side of the highway, 500m length of wall with variable height from three.5m to 7m and 2 multi-by bus park/bus lay-bys on Ogunnusi road with lavatory.
The project will also include enclosed 650m road connecting traffic outward from the highway to Omole/Olowora Junction, 700m Ogunnusi/Wakatiadura twin road from Kosoko road junction to the highway, 250m PWC Road to the highway, street lighting on all the roads and multi-bay bus parks, pedestrian path and drain infrastructure, among others.
He said the state had not only succeeded in remodeling the landscape of this axis but has conjointly given a replacement and pleasant experience to everybody getting into and exiting the state.