Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has directed the immediate repairs of all pothole-ridden roads across the State as part of efforts by the present administration to bring relief and succour to the generality of the motoring public and residents.
Speaking on the directive on Friday in Ikeja, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya said that due to the perennial rainfall witnessed in the last few weeks, repair work on many roads in the State was stalled but with the rains subsiding, efforts are being intensified to speedily complete repairs across all local governments and local council development areas.
He explained that the Public Works Corporation (PWC), with the assistance of some of the private contractors, has been mandated to move to various sites and commence work immediately, adding that the operation tagged “Fix The Potholes” will last for about three to four weeks.
Akinsanya, therefore, appealed to residents and motorists to cooperate with the government officials and contractors by following the traffic diversion signs put in place to ensure the early and smooth completion of the repair works.
Recall that earlier this year, the Lagos State Government embarked on repair and rehabilitation of 115 roads carried out by the Public Works Corporation, aside from the 48 major roads totalling 129km rehabilitated and upgraded by the Ministry, while 25 other road projects totalling 94km are still ongoing.