Lagos Assembly worries over conditions of state roads


The Lagos State House of Assembly has expressed worry over the conditions of roads in the state, saying it has begun engagement to ensure that the roads are fixed.

The Chairman, House Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Desmond Elliot, said on Wednesday that the committee had commenced an assessment of roads in the state with the aim of ascertaining their current conditions.

A statement by the House quoted Elliot as saying that the committee had the approval of the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and the House to thoroughly look into the challenge and come up with recommendations to help the state.

“The Speaker and the House are concerned about the conditions of the roads in the state including the fact that some of the roads are washed away a few months or years after they were constructed.

We are also looking at collaborative efforts among the tiers of government. At the end of the exercise, we should be able to give a more concrete report regarding good roads, the not-so-good roads and make presentations to the House for a solution,” he said while hinting that erring contractors could face sanctions.

Elliot further said that the committee, under the instruction of Obasa, had met with the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Works and presented documents that would help with the fixing of federal roads in Lagos.

“The meeting with our counterparts at the National Assembly was fruitful and we are hopeful. We will not stop but make sure that all our roads, whether federal, state or local government roads, within the state, are fixed.

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“We will not fold our hands at the Lagos Assembly, especially under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa. We will work to ensure that Lagos roads are second to none,” he added.

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