The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared a state of emergency on dilapidated roads in the state.
Okay.ng understands that the governor also ordered contractors to begin massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, starting from Monday, October 14, 2019.
Jubril Gawat, the governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on New Media, disclosed this in a statement to Okay.ng on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu this evening declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State.. orders massive construction on critical roads starting tomorrow Monday, 14th October 2019 as he met with contractors today,” the statement reads.
“This afternoon, we have just concluded meeting with various reputable construction companies and all of them have been given the brief to immediately commence major construction work in various parts of the State.
“The exercise will begin tomorrow with palliative work on the selected roads, which are both on the Island and Mainland divisions of the State.
“The contractors have been given the mandate to start mobilising to their respective sites without further delay. Their activities must first give our people an immediate relief on the affected roads.
“To complement the major construction work on the highway, Governor @jidesanwoolu said @LSPWC_Official would be carrying out repairs of 116 inner roads across the State, in addition to over 200 roads already rehabilitated by the Corporation in the last 3 months”.
The contractors deployed for the project are included Julius Berger, Hitech, Arab Contractors, Metropolitan Construction, Slavabogu Construction, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), Rajaf Foundation Construction, and RCF Nigeria Limited.