Lagos State Government has said it is committed to providing first-class roads across the state to enhance operating environment for businesses and citizens.
A statement by the Ministry of Work and Infrastructure stated that its Commissioner, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, reiterated government’s commitment at the handing over of the new Ladipo Police Post.
The police post was constructed as a replacement for the one located at Kalesanwo Street, Ladipo, marked for demolition due to ongoing road reconstruction and expansion in the area.
According to the statement, the commissioner attributes the speedy completion of the post to effective partnership between citizens and government.
Hamzat said, “When corporate entities support government to realise its goals and objectives, especially in the overall interest of the community, then we are able to forge ahead faster.”
He urged owners of properties hindering construction works to cooperate with the government in order to ensure quick delivery of projects.
The commissioner, who observed that court cases would delay delivery of projects, said three cases were in courts over planned demolition of houses obstructing the right of way at Ago Palace Way, Okota, thus delaying the delivery of the road reconstruction project.
He said government would continue to pursue the revamping of its infrastructure by awarding more road contracts across the state.
Hamzat said, “Apart from the 16 strategic and first-class roads being undertaken, six roads have just been awarded in Mushin Local Government Area, including the Post Office Road.
“This government understands its responsibilities especially in the area of infrastructure development.”