Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has directed the contractor working on Ago Palace Way, Okota area to work day and night to ensure completion of the road by February 2016.
Ambode said this on Thursday during an unscheduled visit to the area. He expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work on the important road.
“We cannot afford to be slow on this road. It is a very strategic and important road to our people. “I have directed the contractor to ensure that this road is completed within now and February next year,” he said.
Governor Ambode also inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of Okota Road where he assured residents that the work would be completed soon. Other roads inspected by the governor include the newly rehabilitated Alfa Nla and Oke Koto roads in Agege.
“You remember that during the campaign, I came here and I said if you vote for me, I will fix this road which is Alfa Nla-Oke Koto roads,” Ambode said.
“I said I will come back to do it and I did promise that before Christmas, this road will be motor able.
“In fulfillment of our promise, we are here today inspecting the completion of this road. What I want to tell you as part of the Christmas gift to you is that we are going to put street lights on this road,” he said.
He further directed the immediate installation of street lights on the full stretch of the road from Alfa Nla to Oke-Koto. Ambode also assured residents that resurfacing work on the adjoining Capitol Road would begin in the first week of January, 2016.