Extension of Oshodi-Airport Road reconstruction to LadipoDelete
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday approved the extension of the ongoing reconstruction of the International Airport Road to Ladipo International Market axis along Oshodi Apapa Expressway.
The reconstruction plans include constructing a pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop in response to the yearnings of traders and residents of the area. Contractors are expected to begin work on the bridge next week.
“The extension is to complement the Airport Road reconstruction in line with the regeneration of the entire Oshodi axis”
“There is no point doing the Airport Road if we don’t extend that contract to where I am standing here and so I want to do it from Oshodi to Guardian Newspapers axis; I want to rehabilitate the road and turn it to a modern road. The only way I can do it also is if you don’t do any trading on the road” He revealed during his inspection of the current projects undertaking across the State.
“I promise you I will also do a Pedestrian Bridge at Toyota Bus Stop. So, the contractor that is doing the Airport Road will commence work on the Pedestrian Bridge and this road next week if you allow me. That is why I have come here personally; I was here yesterday. I don’t want to inconvenient you but I have come to appeal to you; just be patience with us; we will bring growth and development to this place,” Ambode said.
The Governor expressed concern that the presence of traders displaying their wares along the construction site area was an interference to the construction work and that they tend to be delaying the completion of work at the schedule period. He urged that they leave the road to enable work continue and that if they comply, the project would becompleted by May 2018.
The Governor also inspected the road construction along Ladipo International Auto Spare Parts Market and Oshodi Transport Interchange. He was accompanied by key members of his cabinet.
“I have come to appeal to you. If you don’t do it by way of appeal, you know I also have the power to close the market but I don’t want to do it and so let there be peace and when there is peace, there is progress and there is development,” He addressed traders in the environment.
During his inspection, He was briefed on the progress of the project so far by the contractor and Managing Director, Planet Projects, Mr. Biodun Otunola.
He further inspected the ongoing construction at Agboyi Ketu Local Government area where he inspected the roads, walkways, lay-bys and solar powered street lights project is expected to be completed in two weeks.
The Governor promised to collaborate with the Local Government to see the possibility of acceding to the request made by residence of the environ.
Construction at the Eko Theatre in Oregun Ikeja was also inspected which is one of the five theatres currently under construction across the State, The Governor assured that the adjoining land space would be converted to a recreation centre for children and a car park.