Community leaders in Alimosho have hailed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s declaration of a state of emergency on roads in the state.

Our Community can report that Sanwo-Olu made the declaration on Sunday, October 13 at the Lagos House Marina following massive construction work he ordered on the state’s roads.

The governor’s directive came after the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms.

He added that the construction was to start immediately as the contractors have been given the mandate to start mobilising their equipment to their respective sites without delay.

Impressed by the recent development, some Community Development Committee (CDC) chairmen in Alimosho have shared their opinion, commending the decision to fix the roads.

The Ayobo-Ipaja CDC Chairman, Comrade Abiodun Coker, stated that the decision to construct the roads in Lagos was a welcome development.

Ayobo-Ipaja CDC Chairman, Comrade Abiodun Coker
Ayobo-Ipaja CDC Chairman, Comrade Abiodun Coker

He said, “It is a welcome development. The major question people are asking is if the decision is palliative or a proper rehabilitation of the roads”.

Coker called on the state government to release a list of the roads being constructed to enable people know areas that would benefit from it.

According to him, the roads in Ayobo-Ipaja are “down at the moment”, constituting a major headache for residents of the council.

The Agbado Okeodo CDC Chairman, Comrade Alaye Adebayo, also praised the governor for the move.

Comrade Alaye Adebayo, Agbado-Oke Odo CDC Chairman

According to him, “It is what we have been yearning for; we believe it is what he’s supposed to do”.

However, he expressed hope that the governor’s orders would be implemented “across board”.

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