Roads maintenance, construction critical to us -Sanwo-Olu

April 19, 2021
31 Views
COVID-19: We may commence administering vaccine Thursday – Sanwo-Olu

https://onlinenigeria.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/roads-maintenance-construction-critical-to-us-sanwo-olu-1.jpg

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said that infrastructure in terms of roads is critical to his administration, noting that road construction and maintenance alone takes 60% of the State’s capital expenditure every year.

Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this in an interview with Channels TV said the state has over 10,000 roads, and fixing them remains paramount to his administration.

“Infrastructure in terms of roads is critical to us, if you take Lagos West, right now we have just awarded the old Navy town road in Ojo and other notorious heavy traffic roads,” he said.

“Around Lagos East, we are doing similar projects at the same time, also at Lagos Central in Ikoyi, which are brand new roads with drainages everywhere. That’s what the citizen’s needs, we are also focusing on regional roads and also internal roads.

“Lagos has over 10,000 roads, it’s huge for us, it’s a work in progress but we need to be very strategic, we are looking at roads that can be used for commuting and connecting communities.

“We must continue fixing roads, it is always about 55-60% of our capital expenditure every year,” he added.

It would be recalled that the Lagos state government had announced that it would increase infrastructure spending in 2021 to 60% of its budget, in a bid to repair damages inflicted by hoodlums in October following the EndSARS protests.

Also, the National Bureau of Statistics recently revealed that Lagos State recorded the highest Internally Generated Revenue of N418.99 billion, accounting for 32.1% of the total; followed by Rivers State with N117.19 billion.

image

You may be interested

2023: Kassim Afegbua moves against Atiku
News
7 views
News
7 views

2023: Kassim Afegbua moves against Atiku

Webby - January 24, 2022

<!-- 2023: Kassim Afegbua moves against Atiku - Champion Newspapers LTD More Stories You cannot print contents of this website.

Atiku storms Anambra, woos Ozigbo, others
News
News

Atiku storms Anambra, woos Ozigbo, others

Webby - January 24, 2022

From Obinna Odogwu, Awka Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

2023: Opposition mounts for Atiku
News
3 views
News
3 views

2023: Opposition mounts for Atiku

Webby - January 24, 2022

By Doris Obinna Even though former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has not formally made his intention to contest for next…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.