Lagos State Government says it willsoonprovide a “proper link bridge to replace the wooden makeshift one currently in use” in Igando and Ayobo areas of the state.
A statement by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure on Thursday quoted the Commissioner, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, as saying this in an interview with journalists.
Hamzat said the government was aware of the situation in Igando as well as all other such challenges regarding roads in Lagos. He added that government was working to provide solutions.
He said, “It is a deliberate policy of the state government to ensure the interconnectivity of communities and we are committed to providing such link.
“We have undertaken the Okota-Itire Link Bridge. We are working on Ajao-Ejigbo Bridge. Even the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge is to address the issue of communal linkage and reduction in travel time across the state.”
Hamzat also noted that no government had the resources to undertake therehabilitation and provision of all roads and bridges in any jurisdiction simultaneously.
He said a process of prioritising was put in place to determine where to undertake any project.
He said, “Traffic demand and population of communities, the benefit cost analysis of the roads, bridges (or any other project) and the expected impact of the project(s) are all considerations that come to play during project prioritising processes.”
Hamzat insisted that since the inception of the Fashola administration all areas of the state had been beneficiaries of the road project portfolio of the state.
He said the Isheri-Osun-Jakande Bridge and Ipaja Ayobo road projects required patience on the part of the people.