by Usman Alabi
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was on an extensive inspection of roads in the Bariga axis of Lagos yesterday. The governor was however not pleased with the state of roads in Bariga, and therefore ordered contractors to move to site in the next two weeks to fix the roads. He specifically ordered that work should commence on Ilaje Road and Odunsi Street in the area.
The governor said: “I have just gone round Odunsi Street, Ariyo Street and then Ilaje Street, all connecting Oworo Bus Stop with Bariga. I am totally displeased with the state of the roads that I have personally seen.
“So, within the next two weeks, contractors will commence work on Ilaje Road and Odunsi Street. We have already awarded contract for the Ariyo Road that will now go under the Third Mainland Bridge after Bertola and go to the other side of Oworo.
“In addition to the roads, on this Ilaje Road, we will give you a brand new jetty. Like we have always said, every community in Lagos will not be left behind. We should be able to live in Bariga, work in Bariga and play in Bariga.
“On the other side of Oworonshoki, we are going to sand fill and dredge that other part where the Bus stop is so that we can have a multi-purpose playground, recreation and entertainment hub.”
Also in response to the plea of the residents of Soluyi community in Bariga, Governor Ambode also ordered that work should commence on the road network in the axis within the next 21 days to facilitate ease of movement to Gbagada express.
“I know all the people in all these communities have always supported our government and so what we have just come to do is to say a big thank you to you. We are doing the work you have sent us to do.
“All I just want to encourage you is to continue to pay your taxes. I am very happy this neighbourhood is a little bit crime free now and I am enjoying the peaceful atmosphere in this area. When you promise me peace. I will do more for your neighbourhood,” He said.