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.
Lagos traffic makes driving in the city a herculean task
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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