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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN LAGOS HAMPERED BY LITIGATION – LAGOS COMMISSIONER

Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr.
Adebowale Akinsanya had said one major challenges to infrastructural
development in the State is litigation by some residents, which has greatly
hampered the rapid development of infrastructure across Lagos.

Speaking at the 9th BusinessDay CEO forum 2018
with the theme “Plastering The Cracks – A Conversation On The State Of Road
Infrastructure In Nigeria Commercial Capital”
, the Commissioner noted that
such challenges have affected the Osborne jetty where the State Government
intends to provide the necessary infrastructure to develop water
transportation.

Akinsanya, who was represented at the event by the Director,
Project Planning and Design in the Ministry, Engr. Rotimi Thomas said the State
Government was planning to invest in water transportation through construction
of a Jetty and dredging of 15 kilometres water channels for boats movement.

Similarly, he said the present administration, in tackling
traffic challenges in the State, began with the identification of major traffic
bottlenecks on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway which
culminated in the construction of Jubilee Bridges at Ajah and Abule Egba.

He observed that in ameliorating the traffic condition in
the State for both pedestrians and motorists, government had constructed the
six-legged pedestrian bridges at Ojodu Berger with a slip road while others are
ongoing in different areas across the State.

The Commissioner added that other ongoing infrastructure
development in the State aimed at improving the traffic situation include the
provision of bus shelters, introduction of high capacity buses, the
construction of laybys at Oworonshoki, Ketu and the Oshodi and Ikeja
interchange to mention just a few.

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