The Lagos State Government has engaged Stakeholders on the expansion of three interconnecting roads in Kosofe Local Government Area namely, Demurin, Agidi, and Church Streets.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako stated this at an interaction with stakeholders in Ikeja.
Speaking through the Director of Administration and Human Resources, Mrs. Folashade Lediju, the Commissioner said that the Project was conceived as a solution to the perennial traffic gridlock, experienced by motorists along with Ketu- Mile 12 axis of the Lagos- Ikorodu Road.
Calling for people’s cooperation, he stated further that ” as in every development, this project will definitely make demands on our ability to accommodate growth by making needful adjustments and removing impediments in the Right of Way of the Project in the public interest. ”
He explained that the Stakeholders’ meeting was part of the best practices adopted by the Lagos State Government which had continuously sought the common good.
He noted that the Government had kept faith with her promise of inclusive governance in which the view and interest of everyone, regardless of gender, age, or creed matter.
“I make bold to say that I am very proud of the accomplishments of this administration led by an unrelenting achiever, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State who has continued to demonstrate an uncommon and unequaled passion for the development of our dear State,” he said.
Salako emphasized that the Government was working diligently to ensure that the people were part of the success story as they take ownership of public projects.
“This definitely is another opportunity for stakeholders in Alapere and the entire Kosofe LGA to cooperate with us for the successful execution of Demurin, Agidi, and Church Streets road expansion project,” he said.
He added that upon completion, the interconnecting roads would boost the transportation and socio-economic development of the State by enhancing interconnectivity within this area in particular and the State in general.
Ths Special Adviser Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye an engineer said the roads were strategic link roads connecting several other roads within the environs in Kosofe Local Government Area and would open up the area for more development.
According to her, the roads were an alternative bypass route for traffic on Mile 12 and Ikorodu road, adding that the project upon completion would reduce travel time and create job opportunities.
She added that the length of the road in Demurin is about 1.959km, Agidi is about 1.041km while the length of the road in Church Street is about 742m.
She urged the people to cooperate to ensure speedy completion of the roads to make life more comfortable for the people.
The Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Information, Tunde Braimoh who represents Kosofe in the House of Assembly, praised the Governor of Lagos State for the development in Kosofe and urged for speedy dispensation of compensation.
The Oba of Ketu, His Royal Majesty Dr Isiaka Balogun Oyero, Ilufemiloye 1 said that the project was welcome and urged the Government to reach the people with information on its progress through the palace.