- Relief is coming the way of Lagos state road users
- The Lagos state government has commenced work on major roads across the state
- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement while briefing journalists on Sunday, October 13
The Lagos state government has declared a state of emergency on various roads within the state.
The development comes weeks after Lagosians took to Twitter complaining about that state of roads in the state.
The situation has been made worse by the constant rainfall in Nigeria's foremost commercial city.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, October 13 ordered construction work on critical roads and highways across Lagos, beginning from Monday, October 14.
The governor said eight engineering firms had been given the mandate to immediately commence major construction works on the identified roads.
“The contractors have been given the mandate to start mobilising their equipment to their respective sites without further delay.
Their activities must first give our people immediate relief on the affected roads so that there can be the free flow of traffic even during the rehabilitation work,” he told journalists.
The governor said he was not unaware of the pain experienced by road users in the past few days, which was compounded by the persistent downpour of rainfall.
It is expected that the move by the Lagos state government will reduce the heavy traffic being experienced by residents in the last few months.
Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu on Monday, October 7, honoured a divisional police officer, SP Celestine Kalu, for rescuing a Lagos resident, Friday Ojabor, who was a victim of armed robbery.
The victim was taken to several hospitals that could not handle the severity of his injuries before taking him to a teaching hospital.
At the teaching hospital, Kalu stood as Ojabor's surety, covered all the expenses and offered to donate blood during the surgical procedure.
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