Sanwo-Olu Declares Six-month Traffic Diversion On Lagos Roads

Govt Declares Six-month Traffic Diversion On Lagos Roads

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s led government of Lagos State has announced a traffic diversion plan along Adeniji through Falomo, including Bourdillon and Queens Drive on Lagos Island.

This development was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday by the Commissioner for Transportation, Oluwaseun Osiyemi.

According to him, the diversion is intended to aid in the repair of deteriorated asphaltic sections of the roads. Commencing on Monday, May 13, 2024, the repair work is projected to conclude on November 7, 2024.

“To mitigate the traffic implications, the repair works will be conducted in phases. Phase 1 will focus on the stretch from Glover Road Junction on Alfred Rewane Road to Falomo Roundabout, starting from Monday, 13th May, 2024. During this phase, the portion of the road from Glover Junction to Falomo Roundabout will be closed to traffic.

“For the period of the 1st Phase repair works, motorists on Alfred Rewane Road heading towards Falomo Roundabout will turn left at Glover Road Junction onto Thompson Avenue to access Falomo Bridge through Bourdillon Road and continue their journeys.

“The other side of the road will be open to traffic (i.e Falomo Roundabout heading towards Mainland),” Osiyemi noted.

The commissioner emphasized the importance of drivers practising patience during the partial closure, which is a crucial component of the traffic management plan for the repair of the asphalt pavement on the impacted road segments by the Federal Ministry of Works.

How To Get Compensation For Your Demolished Properties – Lagos Govt Sends Message To Lagosians

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has called on Lagosians affected by the ongoing demolition of houses in some parts of the state to apply for compensation.

Naija News reports that the Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, made this known during an interview with Arise Television on Friday.

Wahab noted that Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration empathizes with the residents and will treat each application on a case-by-case basis.

He said, “Compensations are based on application, and they are profiled and treated on a case-by-case basis. Those involved, let them apply, don’t limit the application of compensation to just Mende Villa, and then we take it to the governor for approval.

“This is a government that has empathy for the people. Let us accept it, climate change is real. Let us embrace it and not let emotions take over.

“Compensation is based on rights. As a state, I know how much we are giving to the people of Ilasan Jakande. I won’t mention it, but over two thousand people are being given compensation. Squatters who are not allotees are being given compensation to find a place to relocate to.”

The commissioner said the demolition was enforced rapidly because the government discovered foul play by the developers or homeowners.

He added, “The home owners were engaging the government but they failed to tell the tenants, we found out but we didn’t wait in our offices, we came out to them.

“We had served them contravention notices, we are engaging the stakeholders, it’s been on for the past 7 months and we will not start enforcement until we are sure we have spoken to everybody. We are not afraid to enforce our laws.

“On those people that we demolished their houses, for me as Tokunbo Wahab I feel bad because I’m human, I saw people that were distressed. However, I’ll rather let those people be distressed and save the lives of 22 million Lagosians from flooding.

“When they say Lagos will go under in 50 years, should we fold our hands and watch it happen? We are choosing to do the right thing and it is painful at times to do the right thing.”

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