Lagos government explains heightened traffic gridlock for massive road repairs


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Lagos state government has explained why traffic gridlock in the state is now worse than ever, and promised that it'll soon be over. See what they said!

Following the troubles Lagos residents are experiencing due to the ongoing road repairs in various parts of the Center of Excellence, the Lagos State Government has made an appeal to residents of the state to exercise some patience through this period.


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This was disclosed in an official statement signed by Gbenga Omotoso, State Commissioner for Information and Strategy. The Commissioner stated that the government acknowledges the plight of residents as they commute around the city, and that it is not the desire of the government to cause inconvenience. Instead, it is as a result of the Operation 116 – a commitment made by the government to repair bad roads all over the city.

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Allaying fears of the people, the Commissioner gave assurances that the situation was only temporary. He explained that efforts were being made to ensure that the work was completed as soon as possible. According to him, the contractors were encouraged to operate at night in certain areas in order to reduce the trouble their work causes in the day.

See the latter part of the statement below:

“The daily influx of people from other parts of the country into Lagos has contributed to the big human and vehicular pressure on the roads. The government will surely surmount the challenges with technology and enforcement of traffic rules.

The Government appreciates the perseverance of Lagosians and pledges its commitment to pooling all its resources together to achieving a permanent solution to the problem posed by the rehabilitation of bad roads. The administration will ensure that majority of the roads become smooth and motorable before the Yuletide.”


Lagos government will encourage the contractor to repair roads at night

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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