Days after the Akinwunmi Ambode led Lagos State Government announced plans for the construction and rehabilitation of 181 roads across the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the State, residents of Mushin Community have welcomed construction workers into their community.
Recall that during the recent disbursement of funds to local contractors by the government, the workers were told to immediately commence work on the sites.
The ongoing project will include the construction of drainage channels, roads and street lights across the 57 LGAs.
InsideMainland gathered that construction works have commenced already on Buari, Anipele/Solomon Close and Adebule Street of Mushin LGA and Ayantuga Street of Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye LCDA.
Speaking on the development, the Council boss of Mushin LG, Hon. Emmanuel Bamigboye, appealed to residents to cooperate with contractors to ensure the prompt completion of the project adding that the economic and social benefits of the road when delivered are immeasurable.
“You can remember how Martins Street, Olosha and Aborishade Street, Ilasamaja, were before they were constructed to their present state. Now Buari Street, Anipele Street/ Solomon Close and Adebule Street are undergoing same construction which will transform and open commercial and social activities in that area. I expect the people to give maximum support to the contractor and workers,” he said.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Odi-Olowo/ Ojuwoye LCDA, Hon. Rasaq Ajala implored the people to get involved by monitoring the construction process so that the required standard can be delivered.
“My advice to the people of Ayantuga Street is to get involved in the ongoing construction in their area because it is for them not for the government so that the required standard can be delivered,” he said.
The construction work on the roads is expected to be completed in six months. Once completed, the road will be adorned with street lights, drainage channels on both sides of the road with concrete cover, and a diesel-powered generator for the proper functioning of the street lights.