Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised road users and residents of the Badagry area against activities that might damage the completed section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
He stated this during the opening of a newly constructed section of Lagos-Badagry Highway on Friday and also urged them to take ownership of the road.
“We gave our commitment when we came to inspect the level of work on this section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway in the first week of June, last year. We promised we would complete the construction of first phase of the expressway by December. We have kept our word, as we have just delivered the Phase 1 of this important highway exactly six months.
“We still have about 4.7 kilometres section to be constructed from Trade Fair to LASU gate, which makes up the Phase II of the project. The contractor has already been mobilised and we will be delivering this in the next nine months. The last phase of work is about 2 kilometres which will take the construction work to Okokomaiko,” he said.
The Governor also visited Agege to assess the on-going construction of Agege-Pen Cinema flyover.
“At the completion of this bridge, we are not only going to see improvement in traffic management in the area, it would also shoot up value of real estate in Agege and neighbouring communities. Quality of life will also improve, because the bridge construction forms part of Items 9 and 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seek to deliver smart community.
“Road, rail and bridge are been developed in Agege to solve traffic congestion, transportation challenges and movement of people from one part of the State to another. At the completion of this bridge, businesses in this area will flourish. We will push the contractor in this dry season to complete this bridge by early July.
“By the Grace of God, all those whose properties were demolished for the construction of the bridge will be fully compensated before the construction completes in June. Tell those who are not here to be patient; we have received all your grievances and we will ensure you all get full compensation,” Sanwo-Olu stated.