The Lagos State Government on Monday began the reconstruction of a 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road, with a promise to complete the project in less than two years.
Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development said that the project is according to what the state government said about its commitment to transform the entire axis.
He said the terrible state of the road is wrong for the status of the state as the fifth largest economy in Africa and the nation’s commercial centre.
“To fast-track the project, three groups of workers will work on the project and they will work day and night, while upon completion, the project will be linked to the Oworonshoki Reclamation Project, which is also ongoing,” he said.
“There will be some minor inconveniences, but we are going to mitigate the impact. The work will be accelerated.
“The project is to make life easier for everybody. We just want to appeal to people to cooperate with us.
“We will be here to talk to the people in case of any issue, and we are also working with our partner, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN),” Akinsanya said.