The governor of Lagos Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged residents of the state to exercise patience over the slow rate of repairs on the bad roads across the metropolitan city. The Nation reports that, Sanwo-Olu made the appeal during a question and answer session at an independence day event called ‘The Platform’ at Iganmu area of Lagos. The governor assured that work would begin in earnest on the roads once the current heavy rainfall stops.
The rains, he noted, has been falling since he was sworn into office earlier this year.
He also warned that not all of the roads would be repaired at the same. Governor Sanwo-Olu’s plea came just as Legit.ng reported that the gridlock along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway caused by the ongoing reconstruction of the road by Julius Berger Construction Company bites harder, residents working in Lagos now take refuges on the Island, mainland and in churches. Hundreds of residents are said to be living in the adjourning communities along the ever busy expressway but working in Lagos now squat in various places ranging from churches to relatives and friends.
The residents who spoke to newsmen lamented the lackadaisical attitude of the contractor (Julius Berger) handling the road that reputably has 250 vehicles on it every day.