…Says Project Created Over 15,000 Jobs
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]agos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday urged community leaders, youths and residents of the State to take ownership of the 114 roads newly constructed across the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the State, just as he vowed to continue to implement people-oriented projects and policies.
Governor Ambode, who spoke during the commissioning of the 114 roads, held simultaneously in 10 local governments, said residents must guard the infrastructure provided by government for them jealously, assuring that more projects would follow those already completed in the nooks and crannies of the State.
In Epe, the Governor, who was represented by the State’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Wasiu Anifowoshe, and a party chieftain, Alhaji Shakiru Seriki, commissioned about 610meters road in Ajijolaiya Street, Papa Epe and another 620meters road in Adegoke Atowa Street, Epe.
In his keynote address, Governor Ambode said that the construction of the roads across the 57 Councils, made the Lagos economy the most viable in the country between the period of January to August, adding that the completion of the roads was a glorious dawn of community development accelerated through inclusive governance and a historic leap of faith for his administration and the citizens.
“At a time the national economy is facing financial challenges, our administration is able to inject over N19 billion into the economy of our State, stimulating employment and engaging the business sector.
“No fewer than 89 indigenous contractors executed the road project with thorough supervision by the communities and government. About 5,700 direct jobs were created for professionals, artisans and laborers in the construction industry.”