MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
Ahead of the planned Alapere Traffic Improvement and Management Phase II, Lagos State Government has pledged minimal demolition while appealing to the people to support the administration’s effort at bringing development to the area.
|L-R: PS (T) Engr. Bade Adebowale, Acting HC (T) Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi, HC MPP &UD, TPL Wasiu Aifowoshe, & Sole Administrator, Agboyi Ketu LCDA, Olatunji Ilelaboye @ the Stakeholders Forum on Improvement of Alapere Junction Ketu Phase II on Friday.
The project, which will see development of Oluwakemi Street and some adjacent streets developed into 4 lane road from Alapere to Agboyi, is planned to carry traffic from Alapere through Agboyi towards Ikorodu.
Speaking at the stakeholders forum on the project attended by both Commissioners for Physical Planning and Urban Development and Transportation, TPL Anifowoshe explained that the stakeholders forum was Government’s intention to ensure inclusive governance. He added that consultation has become an integral part of the Administration as it attempts to bring development to communities.
Anifowoshe noted that the initial efforts of the contractor, which was faulted, led to the new consultation. He explained that a new Master Plan for Agboyi-Ketu will soon be unveiled along with other development plan for the area.
According to him, the resolution of the traffic hiccups along the axis will signpost economic growth and development of the community, the Physical Planning boss, stated that the Ambode’s Administration is determined to ensure even development across the state.
He stated that the State Government will address all the neglects of the past.
In his comment the Commissioner for Transportation stated that finding solutions to the challenges of transportation is a core aspect of the policy commitment of the government.
He called on the community to rededicate themselves to partnering with the government to ensure prompt completion of the project. He declared the readiness of the Ministry, through the contractor, to promptly complete the project as soon as the Right of Way is established.
Commenting on the project a community leader, Comrade Joseph Evra urged government to put human face to the project by way of ensuring prompt compensation or replacement of parts demolished. While expressing gratitude to the Governor for his commitment to even development, the Comrade urged Administration to continue to strive for greater development of Agboyi community.
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Ministry of Transportation