The Lagos state government on Sunday declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday ordered the massive construction work on critical roads across the state beginning from Monday 14th October, 2019.
Some of the listed critical highways and roads to be constructed include Ojota stretch of Ikorodu road, Motorways-Kudirat Abiola Way, Apogbon Highway, Ijede Road and Agric/Ishawo Road in Ikorodu, Lekki-Epe expressway from Abraham Adesanya to Eleko junction and not forgetting network roads in Ikoyi,Ikeja GRA and Victoria Island.
The governor who had been in a series of meetings with eight engineering firms said they had been given the mandate to immediately mobilise their equipment on the sites and commence major construction works on the identified roads.
The Governor said he was aware of the pains Lagosians were experiencing in the past few days which was compounded by heavy rainfall. He appealed to Lagosians to bear with the government while efforts were being made to bring permanent relief to them.