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Fashola approves construction of 70 new roads

By on June 25, 2013

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has said that 70 more roads will be reconstructed in the state this year.

Fashola made this known yesterday, Monday, during a joint courtesy visit by the executive members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos and Ikeja branches, led by Mr. Taiwo Taiwo and Mr. Monday Ubani respectively, at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

According to the governor, the reconstruction of an additional number of roads was to ensure that more roads were motorable in the state.

He added that the proposed projects had increased the number of road contracts awarded since the commencement of his second term to 230 roads.

He said, “We set ourselves the target in the second term to complete about 450 roads. Last year, we awarded about 160 roads. This year, we have awarded about 70 roads. This signifies our intention about road construction this year.

“We have already completed about half of the roads we set out to achieve. But again, we can only award that much if we were able to complete much. That was why this year’s project was based on completing the inner roads in the state.”

Meanwhile, Ubani deplored the poor state of the Federal High Court in the state, saying the structure had become a shadow of itself.

He said, “From our investigation, we found out that the court isn’t functioning. And the judges are having challenges with the issue of accommodation.

“The court is also having challenges with the issue of power supply. Most times, they spend over N3m monthly in powering the generator. We want the court to function so that it will reduce the congestion in Ikoyi High Court.”