114 Lagos roads to cost N17.5bn

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The 114 inner roads to be constructed in the 57 councils of Lagos State will cost N17.5bn.The roads, which will be constructed two per council, will be ready in six months. Mr. Kolade Alabi, the Chairman of the bosses of local government areas and the local council development areas, popularly called Conference 57, stated this in Ikeja.\r\nHe said construction would commence in all the selected sites within seven days, adding that the contractors had been paid 30 per cent of the cost of the road they would work on. He said the remaining cost of the project would be released as work progressed. Alabi spoke at a joint press conference which had the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde; and his counterpart in the Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, among others, in attendance. \r\nHe said, \”You will recall that during the electioneering, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode promised to improve on the access and inner roads in the LGAs and LCDAs, hence, his decision to pay more attention to local government\’s efforts at providing world class roads equipped with streetlights, sidewalks and covered drains.\”

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