Three more roundabouts to be removed in Lekki, says Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and Chairman/Managing Director, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jeffrey Ewing during the Chevron Chairman’s courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday said the government has concluded plans to remove three more roundabouts on Lekki-Ajah corridor to ease vehicular movement.

The governor assured that his administration will complete the ongoing construction of Ajah Flyover by the end of May 2017

Ambode, who spoke at Lagos House in Ikeja when he received the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited led by its Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Jeffrey Ewing, said the roundabouts would be removed starting from next week, adding that the action was in line with the resolve of government to totally eliminate traffic in the axis.

The affected roundabouts, according to Governor Ambode, are Igbo Efon, Chevron and Third Roundabout.

“I also like to use this opportunity to say that because of the impact that we have seen in the elimination of roundabouts in the Lekki axis, we have actually approved another exercise and starting from next week, we will commence the elimination of additional three roundabouts in the axis most especially Chevron, Igbo Efon and Third Roundabout. We believe doing that will totally eliminate traffic in that axis and we hope to also open the Ajah Flyover before the end of May,” Governor Ambode said.

He said since assumption of office, his administration had tried as much as possible to improve the business environment, and assured that government would continue to invest in security and infrastructure to make life comfortable for residents and investors.

“We have tried to improve services within the State and the area of operation of Chevron which is the Lekki axis is not left out. A few weeks back, we improved on the traffic management towards that axis and we believe that the move would also enhance the productivity of the people.

He noted that the essence of government is to create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive, assuring that he would continue to do his best to provide a safe and sound environment.

“Security will be improved upon; we don’t think we have gotten to the ideal state but we will continue to expend resources efficiently on security to ensure that the businesses that come to Lagos and the ones existing in Lagos will continue to thrive,” he said.

Besides, Ambode commended Chevron Nigeria for the provision of jobs for people in the State, sound Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as being dutiful in the payment of taxes, and expressed readiness to partner with the organisation in the interest of the people.

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