The Lagos State Government on Friday appealed to residents of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area to cooperate with it during the reconstruction of the Otto-Wolfe/Mba-Cardoso Road.
Dr Idris Salako, the state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, made appeal at a stakeholders’ meeting at the council’s secretariat in Ajegunle.
He was represented by a director in the ministry, Mr Bola Aliu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Otto-Wolfe/ Mba-Cardoso Road links Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and serves as a major bypass connecting Ajegunle through Boundary to Lagos Island.
Contract for the 3,550-metre road was awarded to Messrs Banci Nig. Ltd. in March 2020 with a completion period of 18 months.
Salako said the state government required the residents to remove all encumbrances on the way of the project because the road was vital for rapid economic growth.
“It is important that we all give our full cooperation for the project to come into fruition so that we can reap its many benefits.
“In this regard, your total support is very essential,” he urged.
Salako said the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration was committed to even infrastructure development of the state.
“The reconstruction of the road represents another giant leap that will enhance the transportation and socio-economic development of this community and its environs.
“The administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has, as a matter of deliberate policy, articulated the THEMES Agenda and maintained a consistent focus on improving the intermodal transportation system of the state,” Salako said.
Salako said the state government had within 13 months constructed and rehabilitated many major roads to ease transport across the state.
He said that the stakeholders’ meeting was held to establish mutual understanding and cooperation required for the smooth execution of the project.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said that the project was intended to bring succour to the people of the area by enhancing connectivity and socio-economic activities.
Adeyoye promised that the government would do its best to minimize inconveniences during the construction.
Mr Lukman Olumoh, Lawmaker, representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 1 in the state House of Assembly, lauded the government for the project.
He assured of the community’s cooperation during the road construction.