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Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya had said one major challenge to infrastructural development in the State is litigation by some residents, which has greatly hampered the rapid development of infrastructure across Lagos.
Speaking at the 9th BusinessDay CEO forum 2018 with the theme “Plastering The Cracks – A Conversation On The State Of Road Infrastructure In Nigeria Commercial Capital”, the Commissioner noted that such challenges have affected the Osborne jetty where the State Government intends to provide the necessary infrastructure to develop water transportation.
Akinsanya, who was represented at the event by the Director, Project Planning and Design in the Ministry, Engr. Rotimi Thomas said the State Government was planning to invest in water transportation through construction of a Jetty and dredging of 15 kilometres water channels for boat movement.
Similarly, he said the present administration, in tackling traffic challenges in the State, began with the identification of major traffic bottlenecks on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway which culminated in the construction of Jubilee Bridges at Ajah and Abule Egba.
He observed that in ameliorating the traffic condition in the State for both pedestrians and motorists, the government had constructed the six-legged pedestrian bridges at Ojodu Berger with a slip road while others are ongoing in different areas across the State.
The Commissioner added that other ongoing infrastructure developments in the State aimed at improving the traffic situation include the provision of bus shelters, introduction of high capacity buses, the construction of laybys at Oworonshoki, Ketu and the Oshodi and Ikeja interchange to mention just a few.