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Lagos Assembly To Approve Additional N3bn For Inner Roads

Indications have emerged that Lagos State House of Assembly will soon approve additional N3 billion to support the construction of another 248 inner roads across the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state.
The Chairman House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning, Hon. Rotimi Olowo, disclosed this while commissioning Aralile-Adedayo Street in Surulere local government area.
Olowo who represented the state governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, at the commissioning of the road said the successful completion and handing over of the 114 roads by the executive arm of government within six months, motivated the legislature to support the approval of funds for the construction of additional roads that will spread development in the state.
He said, “I just came back from three days budget reordering parley and based on the discussion we are voting additional N3billion for the construction of 248 roads this year and the bulk of the money will be in 2017 budget.”
Olowo said the lawmakers will not only support the executive to sustain the progress made so far but will do all it can to ensure improvement in the quality of life of residents.
“If we can do 114 roads, within a year and next year 248 roads that mean that without the support and appropriation of the House of Assembly there is no way the executive can achieve the goals.
“The 114 roads that we are commissioning got the support of the house and we are very happy with what the local contractors have done so far,” he said adding that the legislative body will continue to support the executive on programmes that will impact positively on the life of the people.

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