Residents laud Ambode over repair of Oshodi-Apapa expressway

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

A cross section of Lagos State residents on Wednesday lauded the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for keeping to his promise of repairing the failed portions of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, saying that the development has transformed the economic landscape of the axis.

Governor Ambode, had about five weeks ago, made an unscheduled inspection of the road while returning from a function, where he expressed dissatisfaction at the deplorable state of some portions of the road.

A visibly worried Governor Ambode had alighted from his convoy to inspect the bad portions of the road between Berlett and Ilasa, and Cele Bus stop inward Oshodi.

Governor Ambode not only directed the officials of the Ministry of Works to immediately move to site, but also ordered that an immediate palliative measure be put in place to alleviate the sufferings of motorists who have been complaining about the deplorable state of the road through various means.

The Governor had specifically stressed that he could not afford to ignore the road due to its strategic importance to the economy of the State.

A total of 4klm was repaired on the long stretch of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway between Berlett, Ilasa and Cele Bus stops inward Oshodi. The blocked drain which caused the damage to the road was repaired while work is currently ongoing on the service lane of the road.

Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, a trader who deals in office equipment in the area,
Mr. Akeem Abolarinwa said the repair of the road in less than five weeks was a miracle, and it only confirmed the genuine intention of Governor Ambode to transform the State.

He said: “We are very happy with the repair of this road. This road has been in very deplorable state for long and we have been enduring untold hardship as a result of the sad …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper