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114 Roads: Lagos charges communities to cooperate with contractors

Published on December 20, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) addressing residents after his inspection of Ikotun-Ejigbo-Isolo roads. With him are Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Jide Jimoh (left) and the Executive Secretary, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area, Hon. Kunle Sanyaolu(right).

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle) addressing residents after his inspection of Ikotun-Ejigbo-Isolo roads.
With him are Federal Lawmaker, Hon. Jide Jimoh (left) and the Executive Secretary, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area, Hon. Kunle Sanyaolu(right).

The Lagos State Government has called on all communities in the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, of the state to cooperate with contractors who will execute 114 roads approved for construction by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in all the councils.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Communities and Communications, Kehinde Bamigbetan gave the advice at the weekend at Lagos House Annex, Alausa, Ikeja, during an Ownership workshop which was organized for the Community Development Associations (CDAs) and other stakeholders in the state.

Bamigbetan charged community leaders to take charge of projects in their constituencies by asking questions where necessary, facilitate a cordial relationship between members of their community and contractors, as well as providing support to facilitate speedy completion of projects in their areas.

Kehinde Bamigbetan 1

He disclosed that the construction of 114 roads would commence in the first quarter of 2016, expressing optimism that the road construction projects would, in line with Ambode’s vision, enhance commercial activities in all the benefitting communities.

The Chairman of the body of Executive Secretaries, Kolade Alabi, noted that the road projects would meet the needs of the masses in the society, adding that it would also reduce the travel time from one part of the state to the other.

Alabi implored all CDAs to ensure that they monitor and protect the projects when the work commenced, adding that it was their project and that they should give room for maximum cooperation between the contractors and the people in their various communities.

“On our own part, we assured the Community Development Associations in the state of maximum cooperation and other relevant stakeholders of these projects and we will not compromise the standard of the projects,’’ he said.

Alabi commended the initiative of Ambode on the construction of two roads in each LG and LCDA in the state, saying that the initiative underscored the governor’s style of governance, adding that the 114 road projects would provide the test case for Ambode’s policy of inclusive governance which he promised during his manifesto.

In his paper, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, said after the completion of the 114 roads, they would enhance the living standard of the people and also improve the socio-economic life in their domains.

“All the CDAs should ensure that they also participate actively in the projects because they are the beneficiaries of the projects when completed. The CDAs should monitor the projects which are tools for self-development as active participation will enhance prioritizing community projects,” he said.

The workshop was attended by community leaders, market women, traders and artisans drawn from all the Local Governments within the state.

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