Ambode inaugurates Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway streetlights
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday commissioned the lighting up of the stretch of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.
The streetlights stretched from Ile Zik to former Toll Gate at Sango Ota and Murtala Mohammed International Airport to Oshodi.
Ambode said the initiative was part of the promise of building a 24/7 economy that will create employment and wealth for the people.
He said the commissioning would provide adequate illumination on strategic highways in keeping with his vision to light up all major roads and border towns in the State.
He said: “It is very important to note that the Light Up Lagos Project goes beyond lighting up roads. As a State, we have keyed into the CHANGE mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and have taken the project to Federal Roads. We have gotten the support of Federal Government agencies to take over federal roads, put new installations and retrofit existing installations that are not working.
He added that the project was an integral part of his programmes geared towards putting Lagos on the same pedestal and status as similar megalopolis in the world, adding that the initiative was also part of the security strategy to make Lagos competitive, safe and secure.
He said significant success had been recorded since the commencement of the project among which included an increase in commercial activity in the areas where project had been installed, while driving on major highways and streets in Ikeja, Alausa Central Business District, Third Mainland bridge, Iyana Oworo/Berger axis amongst others have become more pleasurable as a result of the improved illumination.
He assured that the gateway town of Seme in Badagry and other border towns will have their streets lit by September.
The governor urged residents to take ownership of the project and report any suspicious activity around the facilities to security agencies.
He also urged communities, organizations and individuals to key into the initiative through the ‘Adopt A Street Light’ programme, where government will reciprocate with concessions in the payment of Land Use Charge as well as presentation of letters of commendation.
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