Lagos Jubilee Roads Excite Residents
Millions of Lagos residents have been jubilating since the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode inaugurated two roads with flyovers in Lekki Ajah and Abule-Egba areas of the state.
Tagged Jubilee Roads, the multibillion naira projects, including the flyovers and laybys built at Ojodu Berger Bus Stops threw the residents in the area to wild jubilation yesterday as Amode opened it for use.
The governor also used the occasion to ban permanently the Vehicle Inspector Officers from Lagos roads while he directed the Federal Road Safety Corps to restrict their operation to Federal Government roads alone.
Ambode said that government should be about people and by so doing his administration had resolved to make life better for every Lagos residents with the building of modern infrastructures in the metropolis.
Reacting, a resident, Mr. Onaolapo Sode in Abule Egba said that the new flyover had brought life to the area, saying it had reduced to the barest minimum the continuous vehicular traffic on the axis.
He told our correspondent that journey that usually took motorists two hours to travel had been shortened to less than 20 minutes.
Recalling that the governor had also approved the repair of inner roads in Abule Egba, Sode said that the project would not only improve the commercial activities of the place but would serve as a form of beautification to the most populous area of the state.
“You know, Abule-Egba is part of Alimosho Local Government. This is where the government always get the largest number of votes and it is good that the present administration has come to do something here,” he said.
To Mrs. Amudalatu, a resident of Ojodu, nobody ever thought that a project of this nature could come to Ojodu.
She said, “Ojodu Berger Bus Stop now looks like western world. Nobody sells on the road anymore. Commuters now use the pedestrian bridges to cross the road.”