PICTURE ABOVE: An artist’s impression of the 4th Mainland Bridge (NLE Works Architects)
Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, says his administration will make the Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge a reality.
The governor’s aide said this during an online CovInspiration Show organised to mark the first year in office of Gov. Sanwo-Olu.
The social media show, moderated by UN Youth Ambassador, Dayo Israel, was streamed on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram in compliance with physical distancing rules occasioned by COVID-19.
Adeyoye said: “I can tell you we have begun to see the projects that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr Obafemi Hamzat are putting together – projects like Fourth Mainland Bridge.
“I pray that it comes up alive! In December, we opened up bids and after evaluation, 31 people came up.
“It will be my greatest joy when I see that project come alive even if it is not finished in this first four years.”
The special adviser said that the preferred bidder for the project would be made known soon.
According to her, the government is in the process of awarding contract for the regional road project that will be a relieve to the residents along the Lekki Epe Expressway.
Speaking on Sanwo-Olu’s achievements in the last one year in works and infrastructure, Adeyoye said that the governor had done a lot through the Public Works Corporation (PWC).
“The Ojota Road is under construction, four roads will be commissioned in Shomolu, Ladipo and Akinwunmi in Mushin.
“Epeme in Badagry, which is a six kilometer road; this is a road that will boost the tourism potential in Lagos State.
“Also, 31 networks of roads in Ojokoro, all these roads were in the last one year either being commissioned or to be commissioned,” she said.
According to her, work is ongoing on Ijede road in Ikorodu, while the Pen Cinema Bridge and Lagos Badagry Expressway will be completed by July/September, respectively.
Adeyoye, however, urged residents to desist from throwing refuse in drainages and burning tyres on the road, saying it affects the durability of the roads.
Adeyoye also noted that burning of tyres on road did not only affect the durability of road infrastructure, but also led to pollution and environmental hazards.
“It behoves on all to keep the road in good condition and we should all be responsible and take ownership of those assets.
“When drainages are cleaned regularly, the roads are likely to last longer,” she said
On Abule-Egba-Oshodi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) road, the special adviser said that contractors were working and that the project would be completed.
“LAMATA is up and doing on the supervision of the project and it will be completed soon. l assure you that all projects will be completed, government is a continuum,” she said.
Earlier, the host, Israel, said that the decision to host the cabinet members on CovInspiration (Online) show was to ensure sustenance during COVID-19 partial lockdown.
Israel, who is a Board Member of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said that the show afforded cabinet members opportunity to stay in their comfort zones and speak with viewers.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu has announced plans to commission some projects in the state to commemorate his first year anniversary on Friday. (NAN)