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Lagos targets rapid economic development with infrastructure renewal
By Benson Akomo
July 15, 2013 19:39:22pm GMT
Lagos

WorldStage Newsonline-- The road construction and rehabilitation going on all over Lagos State is geared towards bringing development to all parts of the state, the Managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola has said.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting before the flag-off of the rehabilitation of Lisabi-Apata road in Shomolu Local Government Area, Mobereola said government was poised to bring development to all parts of the state to promote commerce, social well-being and economic development of all residents.

LAMATA chief said government knew the importance of good and motorable road network to commuters, traders and business owners, hence the determination of government to ensure that all road infrastructure are put in proper state.

Dr. Mobereola who was represented at the ceremony by LAMATA’s Director of Road Maintenance and Traffic Management, Engr. Funsho Elulade, said government would continue to ensure judicious use of tax-payers money by providing amenities and infrastructure that best support their daily aspirations.

He called on the people of Shomolu to support the contractor to carry out the repair works by removing all unserviceable vehicles parked or abandoned on the road as well as dissuade their youths from disturbing the contractor.

The work he said involves the repair and reconstruction of weak drains/culverts, provision and construction of drain cover slabs to be used as walkways, provision, laying and compaction of 40mm thick asphaltic concrete over the entire length of the road, provision and installation of concrete kerbs and traffic safety signs (road marking) to improve traffic.

In his speech, member representing Shomolu Constituency I, Hon. Rotimi Emmanuel Olowo, thanked the Lagos State Government and LAMATA for coming to Shomolu to rescue Lisabi-Apata Road from further deterioration. He pledged the support of the people to the contractor.

Chairman of the council, Olorogun Gbolahan Bago-Stowe warned miscreants from disturbing the contractor saying that anyone caught would be dealt with according to law.

Olorogun Bago-Stowe, who told the contractor that his doors were open for consultation or support at any time, also said Community Development Association Chairmen, who were in attendance at the stakeholder meeting and made contributions on how to move the project forward as well as pledged their support, could be contacted whenever there was any challenge.

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