Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the contractors handling the reconstruction of the Tapa-Okepopo streets and Adeniji Adele roads to take advantage of the clement weather to scale up construction activities to enable his administration to deliver the projects at the end of the year.
He gave the directive during an inspection of ongoing infrastructural projects on Lagos Island.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who also inspected the level of rehabilitation work at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Marina and the new 10-storey Massey Children Hospital in the Sura axis on Lagos Island, inspected the multi-level car park been built for the hospital which will be one of the biggest children hospital in West Africa when completed.
While expressing satisfaction at the pace of work on all the projects, Governor Sanwo-Olu assured the large number of Lagos Island residents, who came out to welcome him that the issue of flooding they experienced yearly would be history when the flood mitigating project currently under construction at Illubirin is completed.
He said: “Significant part of Lagos is below sea level. When water rises from the lagoon, it can flow back to the city. The main observation today is that we are constructing a new 1-kilometre diversion channel from Ilubirin Estate that will take water unto the Lagos lagoon. We are also expecting three high-capacity pumps that are arriving next month. When this is done, issues around flooding on Lagos Island could have been significantly solved.”
The flood prevention effort, the Governor said, would be shifted to Ojo-Giwa collector and Thomas collector on Lagos Island for permanent solution.
The Governor was accompanied on the tour of the projects by some of his cabinet members, especially those whose Ministries and agencies are directly in charge of the projects