Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday commissioned the 2.481km Ajasa-Command Road, in the Agbado/Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Alimosho, where he assured that his administration would not renege on its promise to run a government of inclusion that would leave no community behind.
The governor, who performed the commissioning ceremony that witnessed a large turnout of residents of the area, said he would spare nothing to make life more comfortable for the people of the state.
He said: “During my electioneering campaign, I promised to make life easier and more comfortable for our people through the implementation of people’s centered policies and provision of first class infrastructure. I promised a government of inclusion; that leaves no community behind. In fulfillment of this, we commenced work on the construction of this road five months ago.”
His words: “On that day, I gave my word to immediately mobilise resources and men to deliver this project. Today, I am delighted that we have delivered a brand new dual carriage way; 2.481km long and 15 meters wide, complete with street lights, drainage and walk-way,” Governor Ambode said.
He said the road would serve as an alternative route to Abeokuta expressway, assuring that work would continue earnestly to link Abesan Estate from Aboru before the end of the year, expressing optimism that it would go a long way to reduce traffic gridlock usually experienced along the axis.
“As a government, we will continue to provide first class infrastructure in our communities and create an enabling environment for every Lagosian in fulfillment of our electioneering promises.”
Gov. Ambode also said that the commissioning of the road on May 27 was significant, as it coincided with the 49th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State, adding that it was a pleasure to celebrate with the Alimosho community; most especially Ajasa Command, Meiran and Aboru communities.
“It is also double and triple joy for us. We celebrate with all our children as we mark Children’s Day today. May God almighty continue to guide and guard our children to become great men and women in our lifetime.
“Triple joy, because, today, we are witnessing the rebirth of growth and development of the Alimosho economy with the commissioning of this road project. In exactly one year from today, your state, Lagos will be marking her golden anniversary of 50 years. We shall all witness that day together,” he said.