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LASG allocates N10b for delivery of 114 roads

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has on Wednesday announced that the sum of N10.8billion would be released to its contractors for the completion of the ongoing construction of 114 roads in its local government areas by the end of June.

This was contained in a statement made available to Daily Time by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr Muslim Folami, in Lagos, which states that construction of the roads was made possible through tax payers’ money.

According to him, the second stage payment of N5.5 billon released to contractors on Monday represents 61 per cent of the N17.85 billion, total cost of the 114 roads.

It could be recalled that Gov. AkinwunmiAmbode had in January inaugurated the construction of 114 inner roads in the state’s 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas to boost economic activities and improve vehicular movement.

Folami stated that as long as residents continue to fulfill their civic responsibilities and obligations, the government would continue to ensure they enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“We are using this medium to urge residents to continue to pay their taxes, so as to be able to enjoy the dividends of democracy. The monies they are paying in form of taxes are what the government is using to construct these roads across the length and breadth of the state,” he said.

He added that besides the completion of the ongoing road projects across the metropolis, the state government had also embarked on the Light-Up-Lagos Project, stressing that this was fast spreading across major highways and streets as well as construction of bridges, flyovers, among others.

Charles Okonji

The Lagos State Government (LASG) has on Wednesday announced that the sum of N10.8billion would be released to its contractors for the completion of the ongoing construction of 114 roads in its local government areas by the end of June.

This was contained in a statement made available to Daily Time by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr Muslim Folami, in Lagos, which states that construction of the roads was made possible through tax payers’ money.

According to him, the second stage payment of N5.5 billon released to contractors on Monday represents 61 per cent of the N17.85 billion, total cost of the 114 roads.

It could be recalled that Gov. AkinwunmiAmbode had in January inaugurated the construction of 114 inner roads in the state’s 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas to boost economic activities and improve vehicular movement.

Folami stated that as long as residents continue to fulfill their civic responsibilities and obligations, the government would continue to ensure they enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“We are using this medium to urge residents to continue to pay their taxes, so as to be able to enjoy the dividends of democracy. The monies they are paying in form of taxes are what the government is using to construct these roads across the length and breadth of the state,” he said.

He added that besides the completion of the ongoing road projects across the metropolis, the state government had also embarked on the Light-Up-Lagos Project, stressing that this was fast spreading across major highways and streets as well as construction of bridges, flyovers, among others.

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