Speaking at a stakeholder meeting with residents of Oko-Oba GRA Scheme 1, the State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye said the intervention by the Government is towards realising the objectives of its infrastructural development plans for the residents in the area.
The Commissioner who was represented at the forum by the Director, Physical Planning Department, Tpl. Bola Aliu commended the communal efforts of the residents and civil society organisations towards the development of roads within the estate and assured that with their cooperation the project will be delivered within the scheduled nine-month project duration.
The reconstruction project is a single carriageway along two streets with lengths of 750m and 6.6m respectively while the approved Right of Way for the project is 9.6 million.
The Project Coordinator, Engr. Blessing Oyegua, highlighted the socio-economic benefits of the reconstruction to include: improved connectivity within Oko-Oba GRA Scheme 1; enhancement of the standard of living of residents of the Estate; improved status of Taiwo Adewunmi/Imafidon roads and drastic reduction of vehicular travel time in the area.
He, therefore, solicited for the support and cooperation of Lagosians in the axis for the inconvenience that may result from redirecting traffic during the construction.
Speaking on behalf of other residents, Mr Taiwo Adewunmi thanked the Lagos State Government for the laudable project and appealed to residents to cooperate with the contractor and staff of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on the project.