Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has officially announced that the newly built Imeke-Ajido Bridge in Badagry has been completed and is now open for use.
This development was announced in a statement obtained by InsideMainland today, December 29, 2016.
Ambode stated that the 500-meters long bridge, constructed with pedestrian walkways on both sides, is aimed at boosting economic activities and tourism drive in Badagry.
Badagry which is situated between Lagos and the border with Benin at Seme is famous as a foremost tourist destination in Lagos due to its rich historic background and popular museum of slavery. The construction of the Imeke-Ajido seeks to make movement of tourists to and from Badagry quicker more efficient.
The Governor also hopes to facilitate economic growth in this region and across the state. Badagry has a population of over 240,000 residents which subsist majorly on fishing and agriculture. However, other economic activities in the axis include trading in clothing, food items, used cars from overseas and other imported goods.
The completion of Imeke-Ajido bridge is coming ahead of the planned delivery of the
ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway expansion project which Ambode estimates would be completed before the end of 2019.