Abuja - Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has switched on a major public lighting project covering major highways in the region.
Launching the project, he appealed to residents to take ownership of the asset.
The governor also appealed to motorists who plied the roads to obey the State’s Traffic laws especially by not driving against traffic saying by driving against traffic they not only endangered their lives but those of other road users.
He said the switching on ceremony marked the end of the construction work in the area.
However, it also marked the commencement of maintenance works to make sure that the road stays in good state of repair.
He appealed particularly to communities around the project area, including churches, schools, Railway Compound as well as others who passed through the roads to treat the infrastructure as a public asset.
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“It belongs to you,” he said.
“The lighting, I believe, will help this place on a daily basis. At nights, it will make security better, it will also improve the night economy in this community,” the Governor said.
General Manager of Lagos State Electricity Board Damilola Ogunbiyi, thanked Fashola and the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure as well as the State’s Electricity Board for their roles in bringing the project to a successful conclusion.
The project consists of 11,8 kilometres of public lighting and is broken into two sections with one section consisting of 1,2 kilometres from Ikorodu Road to Jibowu while the second consists of 10.6 kilometres on Murtala Mohammed Way (from Jibowu to Iddo).
It brings to a total of 410 kilometres of roads so far lit up in the City by the Government in the last three years.
- CAJ News