By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos
Prominent traditional rulers in Lagos State, alongside lawmakers and chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for commissioning 114 roads in all the 57 councils of the state.
The commendation came when the governor on Saturday flagged off a week-long commissioning of the 114 inner roads, with a pledge to commence the construction of second round of another 114 roads across the state soon.
Ambode on the same day, also commissioned the Ketu-Alapere modern Lay-by and 700 meters concretized Slip Road which comes with horticulture, artworks, walkways, covered drains and street lights. The concretized road is designed to last for at least 25 years.
On the other hand, the 114 roads, were selected two per each of the 57 councils, and were designed with walkways, medians, street lights and standard drainage systems. The remaining 113 roads would be commissioned this week.
Speaking on the newly constructed roads, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom, Oba Kabiru Shotebi said the delivery of the projects and many other projects, had vindicated the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The monarch said Ambode deserved to be commended for the massive developmental projects and other initiatives aimed at making life simpler, easy and better for the people.
Another monarch, Ranodu of Imota, Oba Ajibade Agoro, said the completion of the roads was a great achievement in not just the history of Lagos but Nigeria, adding that Governor Ambode has proven himself to be a miracle worker and a silent achiever who is passionately committed to the development of the state.
“When Asiwaju Bola Tinubu came, he laid a solid foundation in Lagos State and Governor Babatunde Fashola built on it and made tremendous progress. Now, Governor Ambode is acting as a miracle worker in government and moving the State forward,” Oba Agoro said.
Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade and a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu, Mr. Babajimi Benson said the move was a confirmation that the APC controlled government was concerned about the people and infrastructural transformation.
On his part, a chieftain of APC, Bashorun Tajudeen Jaiyesimi said the completion of the roads, as well as the completion of a Lay-by and Slip Road in Alapere axis of the State confirmed the genuine intention of Ambode to transform the state.
Jaiyesimi expressed optimism that the Alapere Lay-by and Slip Road would go a long way to reduce the traffic gridlock on the toll gate end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other adjoining routes.
Jaiyesimi, who is also the Aare Baba Oba of Ikosi Land, congratulated Tinubu; former Senator representing Lagos West, Ganiyu Olanrewaju Solomon and other party chieftains for supporting Governor Ambode after the primary election which produced the Governor, saying that the result of the support was the massive people-oriented projects being witnessed across the State.