Lagos Mainland residents experiencing difficulties in accessing various roads around their communities can now heave a sigh of relief as the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the immediate repair of all roads that have been affected by potholes across the state in order to bring relief and succor to the generality of the motoring public and residents.
According to the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr Ade Akinsanya, due to the perennial rainfall witnessed in the last few weeks, repair work on many roads in the state were suspended.
He noted that with the rains subsiding, there is need to intensify efforts in completing repairs where it has started but more importantly carrying out massive repair across the state.
Akinsanya added further that the Public Works Corporation (PWC) with help from some contractors have been mandated to move to sites and commence work immediately. According to him, the exercise tagged as ‘operation fix the pothole’ will last for about three to four weeks.
“I like to thank his Excellency, Governor Ambode for giving us the necessary support. The Governor is committed to the projects and along with this also is the challenge of potholes being experienced in the State.
“We have been directed by the Governor that once we have a brief window of no rain, the Public Works Corporation has already been mobilized to go all out everywhere across the State to get everything done within the next three to four weeks and so you will see our men working all over the road,” Akinsanya said.
The Commissioner therefore appealed to residents and motorists to co-operate with them by following the traffic diversion put in place to ensure the early and smooth completion of the repair works.
Recall that earlier in the year, the Lagos State Government embarked on repair and rehabilitation of 115 roads carried out by the Public Works Corporation apart from the 48 major roads totaling 129km of roads rehabilitated.