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  •  Mr Mudashiru Obasa Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly has expressed concern over the daily harrowing experiences of motorists plying the failed portion of the Pen Cinema bridge in Agege A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker Mr Eromosele Ebhomele said that Obasa visited the bridge in Lagos on Wednesday with members of the House Committee on Works The speaker explained that the incessant flooding at the Okekoto end of the bridge had resulted in a gully further exacerbated by poor drainage system in the area Obasa assured of the government s efforts to continue to develop the state and meet the yearnings of the residents He said Bothered by the recent experiences faced by motorists plying the Pen Cinema bridge I was at the bad spot today with members of the House Committee on Works led by Mr Abiodun Tobun Other leaders from the area and government officials whose offices are saddled with the tasks of maintaining roads and drainage accompanied us I am happy to note that work has commenced immediately and machinery have been deployed to the place and the drains are already being cleared I want to implore residents of the affected area and the entire Agege to help maintain all government infrastructure and to discourage themselves and others from clogging the drains with waste Those who joined the speaker on the inspection visit include Mr Yinka Ogundimu Agege II Mr Rasheed Makinde Ifako ijaiye II Mrs Mojisola Alli Macaulay Amuwo Odofin I Others are Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi Executive Chairman Agege Local Government Council and Mr Johnson Babatunde his counterpart in Orile Agege LCDA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Speaker decries motorists’ harrowing experiences on Pen-Cinema bridge
     Mr Mudashiru Obasa Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly has expressed concern over the daily harrowing experiences of motorists plying the failed portion of the Pen Cinema bridge in Agege A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker Mr Eromosele Ebhomele said that Obasa visited the bridge in Lagos on Wednesday with members of the House Committee on Works The speaker explained that the incessant flooding at the Okekoto end of the bridge had resulted in a gully further exacerbated by poor drainage system in the area Obasa assured of the government s efforts to continue to develop the state and meet the yearnings of the residents He said Bothered by the recent experiences faced by motorists plying the Pen Cinema bridge I was at the bad spot today with members of the House Committee on Works led by Mr Abiodun Tobun Other leaders from the area and government officials whose offices are saddled with the tasks of maintaining roads and drainage accompanied us I am happy to note that work has commenced immediately and machinery have been deployed to the place and the drains are already being cleared I want to implore residents of the affected area and the entire Agege to help maintain all government infrastructure and to discourage themselves and others from clogging the drains with waste Those who joined the speaker on the inspection visit include Mr Yinka Ogundimu Agege II Mr Rasheed Makinde Ifako ijaiye II Mrs Mojisola Alli Macaulay Amuwo Odofin I Others are Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi Executive Chairman Agege Local Government Council and Mr Johnson Babatunde his counterpart in Orile Agege LCDA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos Speaker decries motorists’ harrowing experiences on Pen-Cinema bridge
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    Lagos Speaker decries motorists’ harrowing experiences on Pen-Cinema bridge

    Mr Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, has expressed concern over the daily harrowing experiences of motorists plying the failed portion of the Pen Cinema bridge in Agege.

    A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker, Mr Eromosele Ebhomele, said that Obasa visited the bridge in Lagos on Wednesday with members of the House Committee on Works.

    The speaker explained that the incessant flooding at the Okekoto end of the bridge had resulted in a gully further exacerbated by poor drainage system in the area.

    Obasa assured of the government’s efforts to continue to develop the state and meet the yearnings of the residents.

    He said: “Bothered by the recent experiences faced by motorists plying the Pen Cinema bridge, I was at the bad spot today with members of the House Committee on Works led by Mr Abiodun Tobun.

    “Other leaders from the area and government officials whose offices are saddled with the tasks of maintaining roads and drainage accompanied us.

    “I am happy to note that work has commenced immediately and machinery have been deployed to the place and the drains are already being cleared.

    “I want to implore residents of the affected area and the entire Agege to help maintain all government infrastructure, and to discourage themselves and others from clogging the drains with waste.

    ”Those who joined the speaker on the inspection visit include Mr Yinka Ogundimu (Agege II), Mr Rasheed Makinde (Ifako-ijaiye II), Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay (Amuwo-Odofin I).

    Others are Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure; Mr Ganiyu Egunjobi, Executive Chairman, Agege Local Government Council; and Mr Johnson Babatunde, his counterpart in Orile-Agege LCDA.


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  •  Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu says his administration will continue to support the construction industry According to him it will do so by planning coordinating and facilitating strategic investment in infrastructure to lay foundation for long term growth This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by Mr Adeshina Odunuga spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Odunuga said the governor represented by his Special Adviser on Works and infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said this at the Official Opening Ceremony of Big 5 Construct Nigeria in Victoria Island Lagos The Big 5 construct Nigeria is West Africa s largest annual event drawing participants including buyers suppliers influencers decision makers and innovators experts and educators from NIgeria and beyond The year 2022 event had investors from various countries including Kuwait Turkey Dubai China Saudi Arabia The Special Adviser said Lagos State was fortunate to host global experts in view of the importance of the construction sector She said it was important in achieving sustainable socio economic development in a fast growing and highly competitive economy as Lagos According to her Lagos State has a target to generate a strong economic base for the productivity of the people with its attendant impact on employment and innovation Adeyoye said it also had a target to become the preferred investment destination in Africa She said without adequate and quality infrastructure it will be impossible to create jobs at the rate required to engage the growing population of our youth It is therefore not surprising that the exhibition of this magnitude is happening in the city of Lagos She commended conveners of the Big 5 construct Nigeria for sustaining the annual exhibition Adeyoye described it as an excellent platform to network with professionals visitors exhibitors and construction industry experts Also speaking during a session of the Chartered Institute of Builders Masterclass Mr Adeniyi Andrew Project Coordinator South West Royal Builders emphasised the importance of Quality Control and ISO standardisation in the sector He urged construction stakeholders to always ensure quality assurance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos assures support for construction industry growth
     Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu says his administration will continue to support the construction industry According to him it will do so by planning coordinating and facilitating strategic investment in infrastructure to lay foundation for long term growth This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by Mr Adeshina Odunuga spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Odunuga said the governor represented by his Special Adviser on Works and infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said this at the Official Opening Ceremony of Big 5 Construct Nigeria in Victoria Island Lagos The Big 5 construct Nigeria is West Africa s largest annual event drawing participants including buyers suppliers influencers decision makers and innovators experts and educators from NIgeria and beyond The year 2022 event had investors from various countries including Kuwait Turkey Dubai China Saudi Arabia The Special Adviser said Lagos State was fortunate to host global experts in view of the importance of the construction sector She said it was important in achieving sustainable socio economic development in a fast growing and highly competitive economy as Lagos According to her Lagos State has a target to generate a strong economic base for the productivity of the people with its attendant impact on employment and innovation Adeyoye said it also had a target to become the preferred investment destination in Africa She said without adequate and quality infrastructure it will be impossible to create jobs at the rate required to engage the growing population of our youth It is therefore not surprising that the exhibition of this magnitude is happening in the city of Lagos She commended conveners of the Big 5 construct Nigeria for sustaining the annual exhibition Adeyoye described it as an excellent platform to network with professionals visitors exhibitors and construction industry experts Also speaking during a session of the Chartered Institute of Builders Masterclass Mr Adeniyi Andrew Project Coordinator South West Royal Builders emphasised the importance of Quality Control and ISO standardisation in the sector He urged construction stakeholders to always ensure quality assurance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos assures support for construction industry growth
    General news6 days ago

    Lagos assures support for construction industry growth

    Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu says his administration will continue to support the construction industry.

    According to him, it will do so by planning, coordinating and facilitating strategic investment in infrastructure to lay foundation for long term growth.

    This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by Mr Adeshina Odunuga, spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

    Odunuga said the governor, represented by his Special Adviser on Works and infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said this at the Official Opening Ceremony of Big 5 Construct Nigeria, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

    The Big 5 construct Nigeria is West Africa’s largest annual event drawing participants including buyers, suppliers, influencers, decision makers and innovators, experts and educators from NIgeria and beyond.

    The year 2022 event had investors from various countries including Kuwait, Turkey, Dubai, China, Saudi Arabia.

    The Special Adviser said Lagos State was fortunate to host global experts in view of the importance of the construction sector.

    She said it was important in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in a fast-growing and highly competitive economy as Lagos.

    According to her, Lagos State has a target to generate a strong economic base for the productivity of the people with its attendant impact on employment and innovation.

    Adeyoye said it also  had a target to become the preferred investment destination in Africa.

    She said, “without adequate and quality infrastructure, it will be impossible to create jobs at the rate required to engage the growing population of our youth.

    “It is therefore not surprising that the exhibition of this magnitude is happening in the city of Lagos.

    ”She commended conveners of “the Big 5 construct Nigeria” for sustaining the annual exhibition.

    Adeyoye described it as an excellent platform to network with professionals, visitors, exhibitors and construction industry experts.

    Also speaking during a session of the Chartered Institute of Builders Masterclass, Mr Adeniyi Andrew, Project Coordinator, South West, Royal Builders, emphasised the importance of Quality Control and ISO standardisation in the sector.

    He urged construction stakeholders to always ensure quality assurance.


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  •  The Lagos State Government on Thursday said that the first phase of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the six lane Eti Epe Expressway was 95 per cent completed The Special Adviser to Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye disclosed this during an inspection tour of projects on the axis Phase one which is a total of about 18 75km is 95 per cent completed Anybody coming from Epe Junction to Eleko would see the way the whole road is transformed Hitherto the hues and cries were much there were gullies and ditches all over the whole road This was a road done over 40 years ago without drains she said Adeyoye appealed to motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic signs around the construction zone She said this was necessary to ensure timely delivery of the second phase of the project The News Agency of Nigeria reports that phase 1 of the project is 18 75km and spans from Eleko Junction to Epe T Junction Phase 2 is 26 7km spanning from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction She called for attitudinal change on the part of motorists and commuters to restore sanity to the road as construction works progress on sections of Eleko T Junction back to Abraham Adesanya She appealed to Lagos residents to support the contractors on the project for success of the second phase by obeying traffic rules imbibing lane discipline and patience around construction zones Adeyoye said the government was concerned about the hardship caused by gridlock She said the Sanwo Olu led administration was determined to replicate the success of speedy construction achieved on Phase 1 in the second phase Adeyoye promised to give residents and stakeholders the best value in terms of traffic management plans for the project She advised the contractor to adopt methods that would reduce traffic impact on phase 2 which is located on a busier terrain prone to gridlock She said the progress recorded on phase 1 was already taming perennial flooding on the axis The special adviser said that the old road constructed over 40 years ago had no drains or drainage outfalls A road is as good as its drains Adeyoye said The Chairman on Infrastructure Lekki Estates Residents Association Mr Suleman Bello pledged support of residents for timely delivery of the project He said the association had begun sensitisation of residents and other stakeholders on need for patience around the construction corridor A representative of Craneburg contractors on the project Mr Zakhia El Bashanuny said preliminary construction had begun on the second phase of the project He said it would be delivered ahead of scheduled delivery date El Bashanuny appealed for cooperation from the stakeholders and motorists He said that the gridlock around Awoyaya was not created by the construction but impatience of motorists refusing to obey traffic rules NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lekki-Epe road rehabilitation Phase 1 95% completed — LASG
     The Lagos State Government on Thursday said that the first phase of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the six lane Eti Epe Expressway was 95 per cent completed The Special Adviser to Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye disclosed this during an inspection tour of projects on the axis Phase one which is a total of about 18 75km is 95 per cent completed Anybody coming from Epe Junction to Eleko would see the way the whole road is transformed Hitherto the hues and cries were much there were gullies and ditches all over the whole road This was a road done over 40 years ago without drains she said Adeyoye appealed to motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic signs around the construction zone She said this was necessary to ensure timely delivery of the second phase of the project The News Agency of Nigeria reports that phase 1 of the project is 18 75km and spans from Eleko Junction to Epe T Junction Phase 2 is 26 7km spanning from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction She called for attitudinal change on the part of motorists and commuters to restore sanity to the road as construction works progress on sections of Eleko T Junction back to Abraham Adesanya She appealed to Lagos residents to support the contractors on the project for success of the second phase by obeying traffic rules imbibing lane discipline and patience around construction zones Adeyoye said the government was concerned about the hardship caused by gridlock She said the Sanwo Olu led administration was determined to replicate the success of speedy construction achieved on Phase 1 in the second phase Adeyoye promised to give residents and stakeholders the best value in terms of traffic management plans for the project She advised the contractor to adopt methods that would reduce traffic impact on phase 2 which is located on a busier terrain prone to gridlock She said the progress recorded on phase 1 was already taming perennial flooding on the axis The special adviser said that the old road constructed over 40 years ago had no drains or drainage outfalls A road is as good as its drains Adeyoye said The Chairman on Infrastructure Lekki Estates Residents Association Mr Suleman Bello pledged support of residents for timely delivery of the project He said the association had begun sensitisation of residents and other stakeholders on need for patience around the construction corridor A representative of Craneburg contractors on the project Mr Zakhia El Bashanuny said preliminary construction had begun on the second phase of the project He said it would be delivered ahead of scheduled delivery date El Bashanuny appealed for cooperation from the stakeholders and motorists He said that the gridlock around Awoyaya was not created by the construction but impatience of motorists refusing to obey traffic rules NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lekki-Epe road rehabilitation Phase 1 95% completed — LASG
    General news2 weeks ago

    Lekki-Epe road rehabilitation Phase 1 95% completed — LASG

    The Lagos State Government on Thursday said that the first phase of the rehabilitation and upgrading of the six-lane Eti--Epe Expressway was 95 per cent completed.

    The Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, disclosed this during an inspection tour of projects on the axis.

    “Phase one, which is a total of about 18.75km, is 95 per cent completed.

    Anybody coming from Epe Junction to Eleko would see the way the whole road is transformed.

    “Hitherto, the hues and cries were much, there were gullies and ditches all over the whole road.

    “This was a road done over 40 years ago without drains,” she said.

    Adeyoye appealed to motorists to exercise patience and obey traffic signs around the construction zone.

    She said this was necessary to ensure timely delivery of the second phase of the project.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that phase 1 of the project is 18.75km and spans from Eleko Junction to Epe-T-Junction,.

    Phase 2 is 26.7km, spanning from Abraham Adesanya Roundabout to Eleko Junction.

    She called for attitudinal change on the part of motorists and commuters to restore sanity to the road as construction works progress on sections of Eleko T Junction back to Abraham Adesanya.

    She appealed to Lagos residents to support the contractors on the project for success of the second phase by obeying traffic rules, imbibing lane discipline and patience around construction zones.

    Adeyoye said the government was concerned about the hardship caused by gridlock.

    She said the Sanwo-Olu-led administration was determined to replicate the success of speedy construction achieved on Phase 1 in the second phase.

    Adeyoye promised to give residents and stakeholders the best value in terms of traffic management plans for the project.

    She advised the contractor to adopt methods that would reduce traffic impact on phase 2, which is located on a busier terrain, prone to gridlock.

    She said the progress recorded on phase 1, was already taming perennial flooding on the axis.

    The special adviser said that the old road constructed over 40 years ago had no drains or drainage outfalls.

    ” A road is as good as its drains,” Adeyoye said.

    The Chairman on Infrastructure, Lekki Estates Residents Association, Mr Suleman Bello, pledged support of residents for timely delivery of the project.

    He said the association had begun sensitisation of residents and other stakeholders on need for patience around the construction corridor.

    A representative of Craneburg, contractors on the project, Mr Zakhia El Bashanuny, said preliminary construction had begun on the second phase of the project.

    He said it would be delivered ahead of scheduled delivery date.

    El Bashanuny appealed for cooperation from the stakeholders and motorists.

    He said that the gridlock around Awoyaya was not created by the construction but impatience of motorists refusing to obey traffic rules.


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  •  The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said the upgrade and reconstruction of the Old Ojo Road would decongest the Lagos Badagry Expressway This according to the government will help to reduce hardship of residents on the axis The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Mr Omotayo Bamgbose Martins said these in Alausa Ikeja He spoke at a stakeholders meeting on the reconstruction of Old Ojo Road Phase 1 in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Bamgbose Martins said the project would be done in two phases He said that the first phase which is four kilometres would decongest the Lagos Badagry Expressway and enhance social and economic well being of people on the axis The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the first phase of the project awarded in July 2022 to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd with 18 months completion period spans from Irede Road to Oluti Bus Stop The Old Ojo Road located in Oriade area of the council is a 7 650m single carriageway dilapidated surfaced road to be reconstructed into a dual carriageway It will serve as a strategic by pass for motorists from Kirikiri Ifelodun to Ojo Local Government Area via Irede Abule Oshun Road It is also parallel to Lagos Badagry Expressway from Mazamaza to Trade Fair The commissioner said the project was in line with the THEMES agenda of the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu led administration to make Lagos a 21st century economy He said that the project would complement the ongoing Lagos Badagry Expressway project to ease connectivity among communities in Ajeromi Ifelodun Amuwo Odofin and Ojo sections of the Badagry division of Lagos State He urged residents to take ownership of the project cooperate and support the contractors The commissioner appealed to them to be patient promising that government would pay compensation to owners of buildings affected by the project Bamgbose Martins advised Lagos residents to always respect physical planning laws and stop building on the Right of Ways RoWs and public spaces to avoid loss of lives and property May I also take this opportunity to urge citizens to respect Physical Planning laws so that together we can avoid incessant building collapse and loss of lives I am inclined to urge you all to maintain vigilance in your environment and ensure that people act correctly by building right he said Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye also said the upgrade of the 7 650 metres Old Ojo Road to dual carriageway would be done in two phases Adeyoye said rigid pavement construction which is more durable would be adopted to accommodate heavy duty vehicles on the axis She said that 65 per cent of petroleum products that serve the nation pass through the corridor The special adviser however lamented vandalism of drain cover slabs removal of iron roads used in construction permanent blockade by trucks cows trampling to damage fresh construction and other infractions on the axis To break slabs to remove iron rods used for the construction is not good she said Adeyoye responded to concerns of residents of Satellite Town and other communities on the menace of tank farms containers and trucks in the area She promised to continually engage with federal agencies towards resolving the issues Adeyoye said the state government was not in charge of allocation of tank farms She also spoke on efforts to increase fire stations on the axis Stakeholders at the meeting thanked the state government for the project The Special Adviser to the Governor on eGIS and Planning Matters Mr Olajide Babatunde and Permanent Secretary Mrs Abiola Kosegbe were among those present at the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LASG plans to decongest Lagos-Badagry Expressway, engages stakeholders
     The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said the upgrade and reconstruction of the Old Ojo Road would decongest the Lagos Badagry Expressway This according to the government will help to reduce hardship of residents on the axis The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Mr Omotayo Bamgbose Martins said these in Alausa Ikeja He spoke at a stakeholders meeting on the reconstruction of Old Ojo Road Phase 1 in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Bamgbose Martins said the project would be done in two phases He said that the first phase which is four kilometres would decongest the Lagos Badagry Expressway and enhance social and economic well being of people on the axis The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the first phase of the project awarded in July 2022 to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd with 18 months completion period spans from Irede Road to Oluti Bus Stop The Old Ojo Road located in Oriade area of the council is a 7 650m single carriageway dilapidated surfaced road to be reconstructed into a dual carriageway It will serve as a strategic by pass for motorists from Kirikiri Ifelodun to Ojo Local Government Area via Irede Abule Oshun Road It is also parallel to Lagos Badagry Expressway from Mazamaza to Trade Fair The commissioner said the project was in line with the THEMES agenda of the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu led administration to make Lagos a 21st century economy He said that the project would complement the ongoing Lagos Badagry Expressway project to ease connectivity among communities in Ajeromi Ifelodun Amuwo Odofin and Ojo sections of the Badagry division of Lagos State He urged residents to take ownership of the project cooperate and support the contractors The commissioner appealed to them to be patient promising that government would pay compensation to owners of buildings affected by the project Bamgbose Martins advised Lagos residents to always respect physical planning laws and stop building on the Right of Ways RoWs and public spaces to avoid loss of lives and property May I also take this opportunity to urge citizens to respect Physical Planning laws so that together we can avoid incessant building collapse and loss of lives I am inclined to urge you all to maintain vigilance in your environment and ensure that people act correctly by building right he said Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye also said the upgrade of the 7 650 metres Old Ojo Road to dual carriageway would be done in two phases Adeyoye said rigid pavement construction which is more durable would be adopted to accommodate heavy duty vehicles on the axis She said that 65 per cent of petroleum products that serve the nation pass through the corridor The special adviser however lamented vandalism of drain cover slabs removal of iron roads used in construction permanent blockade by trucks cows trampling to damage fresh construction and other infractions on the axis To break slabs to remove iron rods used for the construction is not good she said Adeyoye responded to concerns of residents of Satellite Town and other communities on the menace of tank farms containers and trucks in the area She promised to continually engage with federal agencies towards resolving the issues Adeyoye said the state government was not in charge of allocation of tank farms She also spoke on efforts to increase fire stations on the axis Stakeholders at the meeting thanked the state government for the project The Special Adviser to the Governor on eGIS and Planning Matters Mr Olajide Babatunde and Permanent Secretary Mrs Abiola Kosegbe were among those present at the meeting NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LASG plans to decongest Lagos-Badagry Expressway, engages stakeholders
    General news2 weeks ago

    LASG plans to decongest Lagos-Badagry Expressway, engages stakeholders

    The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said the upgrade and reconstruction of the Old Ojo Road would decongest the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

    This, according to the government, will help to reduce hardship of residents on the axis.

    The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, said these in Alausa, Ikeja.

    He spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting on the reconstruction of Old Ojo Road (Phase 1), in Amuwo Odofin Local Government.

    Bamgbose-Martins said the project would be done in two phases.

    He said that the first phase, which is four kilometres, would decongest the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and enhance social and economic well-being of people on the axis.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the first phase of the project, awarded in July 2022 to Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd with 18 months completion period, spans from Irede Road to Oluti Bus Stop.The Old Ojo Road, located in Oriade area of the council, is a 7,650m single carriageway dilapidated surfaced road to be reconstructed into a dual carriageway.

    It will serve as a strategic by-pass for motorists from Kirikiri Ifelodun to Ojo Local Government Area via Irede (Abule Oshun) Road.It is also parallel to Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Mazamaza to Trade Fair.The commissioner said the project was in line with the THEMES agenda of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to make Lagos a 21st century economy.

    He said that the project would complement the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway project to ease connectivity among communities in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin and Ojo sections of the Badagry division of Lagos State. 

    He urged residents to take ownership of the project, cooperate and support the contractors.

    The commissioner appealed to them to be patient, promising that government would pay compensation to owners of buildings affected by the project.

    Bamgbose-Martins advised Lagos residents to always respect physical planning laws and stop building on the Right of Ways (RoWs) and public spaces, to avoid loss of lives and property.

    “May I also take this opportunity to urge citizens to respect Physical Planning laws so that together we can avoid incessant building collapse and loss of lives.

    “I am inclined to urge you all to maintain vigilance in your environment and ensure that people act correctly by building right,” he said.

    Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, also said the upgrade of the 7,650 metres Old Ojo Road to dual carriageway would be done in two phases.

    Adeyoye said rigid pavement construction, which is more durable, would be adopted to accommodate heavy duty vehicles on the axis.

    She said that 65 per cent of petroleum products that serve the nation pass through the corridor.

    The special adviser, however, lamented  vandalism of drain cover slabs, removal of iron roads used in construction, permanent blockade by trucks, cows trampling to damage fresh construction and other infractions on the axis.

    “To break slabs, to remove iron rods used for the construction is not good,” she said.

    Adeyoye responded to concerns of residents of Satellite Town and other communities on the menace of tank farms, containers and trucks in the area.

    She promised to continually engage with federal agencies towards resolving the issues.

    Adeyoye said the state government was not in charge of allocation of tank farms.

    She also spoke on efforts to increase fire stations on the axis.

    Stakeholders at the meeting thanked the state government for the project.

    The Special Adviser to the Governor on eGIS and Planning Matters, Mr Olajide Babatunde and Permanent Secretary, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe, were among those present at the meeting.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria s industrialisation L R Mr Olowu Damilare Best Graduating Student 2020 Lagos State University Chairman Ikeja Branch Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Mr Olutosin Ogunmola and Mr Damilare Oladipupo Best Graduating student 2020 University of Lagos during Young Engineers Day which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos Mr Olowu Damilare Best Graduating Student 2020 Lagos State University receiving an award during Young Engineers Day which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos Mr Damilare Oladipupo Best Graduating studentMultiple award winning engineer Mrs Atinuke Owolabi has called on Federal and State Governments to give research grants to young engineers to help them contribute more to the nation s technological development Owolabi made the call on Thursday at the Young Engineers Day which was part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE in Lagos She said grants from federal and state governments could motivate the youths to come up with innovations to develop Nigeria create mass employment tackle poverty and drive the nation s industrialisation The engineer who has NGOs training young professionals said the younger generation were better with technology and should be encouraged to drive Nigeria s industrial revolution She said that the Ikeja branch has a Young Engineers Forum a platform which it uses for mentorship training and retraining of young professionals towards helping Nigeria catch up with global innovations Owolabi said NSE Ikeja recently organised a job fair where over 50 young engineers were given automatic employment because companies invited were impressed by the skills of the employees developed through mentorship The 2022 Engineering Week Planning Committee Chairman said engineers were doing their bit in line with the theme of the event Taking Responsibility for Nigeria s Transformation the Imperative for Engineers We need to encourage them young engineers and I encourage federal and state governments and other Nigerians to support young engineers by giving them job opportunities motivation and grants she said She urged about 350 young engineers in attendance with some joining virtually to embark on personal self development to build capacity and use the social media responsibly The News Agency of Nigeria reports that various teams of the Young Engineers Forum made presentations to showcase their innovations A team leader Mr Henry Uzor and his team invented a solar powered wheel chair that recognises the voice of its user and carries out the commands NAN reports that Uzor s team came first in the Young Engineers Forum Presentations at the Nigerian Society of Engineers National conference in Abuja in 2021 Making a slide presentation Uzor said digital transformation on a larger scale was the solution needed to boost the nation s economy towards industrialisation Uzor a graduate of the Federal College of Technology Owerri while showcasing his team s innovations enumerated advantages of both the wheel chair and a technology for virtual teaching in the education sector He said the world is going digital and we Nigeria are not doing enough Miss Cherish Jefferson a 500 level student University of Lagos whose team took free science education to a marginalised riverine community won the heart of the guest speaker as she shared their success stories Jefferson an Administrator and Quantity Assurance Manager on the team told NAN that they were members of the Sustainable Development Advocates Club also taking refuse out of Lagos lagoons The guest speaker Mr Igbuan Okaisabor who is CEO Construction Kaiser Ltd offered to support Jefferson s team s free science education and environmental protection drive While delivering his lecture Okaisabor advised the young engineers to build relationships and networks to ensure their steady growth emphasising the importance of mentorship If we do not prepare the next generation who will take over for us he said He said that advanced economies grew fast because generations of older engineers their governments and citizens invested in young engineers Okaisabor reeled out lessons and growth initiatives the young professionals should emulate Female panelists at the event shared insights on how women could multitask without losing out on progressive ideas that are changing the face of engineering in the nation They urged young engineers to evolve goals and run with the visions to revolutionise the nation s technological space for digitisation and industrialisation Plaques were presented to Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu on Works and Infrastructure the keynote speaker best graduating engineering students and other deserving elders of the engineering community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria’s industrialisation
      Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria s industrialisation L R Mr Olowu Damilare Best Graduating Student 2020 Lagos State University Chairman Ikeja Branch Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Mr Olutosin Ogunmola and Mr Damilare Oladipupo Best Graduating student 2020 University of Lagos during Young Engineers Day which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos Mr Olowu Damilare Best Graduating Student 2020 Lagos State University receiving an award during Young Engineers Day which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos Mr Damilare Oladipupo Best Graduating studentMultiple award winning engineer Mrs Atinuke Owolabi has called on Federal and State Governments to give research grants to young engineers to help them contribute more to the nation s technological development Owolabi made the call on Thursday at the Young Engineers Day which was part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE in Lagos She said grants from federal and state governments could motivate the youths to come up with innovations to develop Nigeria create mass employment tackle poverty and drive the nation s industrialisation The engineer who has NGOs training young professionals said the younger generation were better with technology and should be encouraged to drive Nigeria s industrial revolution She said that the Ikeja branch has a Young Engineers Forum a platform which it uses for mentorship training and retraining of young professionals towards helping Nigeria catch up with global innovations Owolabi said NSE Ikeja recently organised a job fair where over 50 young engineers were given automatic employment because companies invited were impressed by the skills of the employees developed through mentorship The 2022 Engineering Week Planning Committee Chairman said engineers were doing their bit in line with the theme of the event Taking Responsibility for Nigeria s Transformation the Imperative for Engineers We need to encourage them young engineers and I encourage federal and state governments and other Nigerians to support young engineers by giving them job opportunities motivation and grants she said She urged about 350 young engineers in attendance with some joining virtually to embark on personal self development to build capacity and use the social media responsibly The News Agency of Nigeria reports that various teams of the Young Engineers Forum made presentations to showcase their innovations A team leader Mr Henry Uzor and his team invented a solar powered wheel chair that recognises the voice of its user and carries out the commands NAN reports that Uzor s team came first in the Young Engineers Forum Presentations at the Nigerian Society of Engineers National conference in Abuja in 2021 Making a slide presentation Uzor said digital transformation on a larger scale was the solution needed to boost the nation s economy towards industrialisation Uzor a graduate of the Federal College of Technology Owerri while showcasing his team s innovations enumerated advantages of both the wheel chair and a technology for virtual teaching in the education sector He said the world is going digital and we Nigeria are not doing enough Miss Cherish Jefferson a 500 level student University of Lagos whose team took free science education to a marginalised riverine community won the heart of the guest speaker as she shared their success stories Jefferson an Administrator and Quantity Assurance Manager on the team told NAN that they were members of the Sustainable Development Advocates Club also taking refuse out of Lagos lagoons The guest speaker Mr Igbuan Okaisabor who is CEO Construction Kaiser Ltd offered to support Jefferson s team s free science education and environmental protection drive While delivering his lecture Okaisabor advised the young engineers to build relationships and networks to ensure their steady growth emphasising the importance of mentorship If we do not prepare the next generation who will take over for us he said He said that advanced economies grew fast because generations of older engineers their governments and citizens invested in young engineers Okaisabor reeled out lessons and growth initiatives the young professionals should emulate Female panelists at the event shared insights on how women could multitask without losing out on progressive ideas that are changing the face of engineering in the nation They urged young engineers to evolve goals and run with the visions to revolutionise the nation s technological space for digitisation and industrialisation Plaques were presented to Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu on Works and Infrastructure the keynote speaker best graduating engineering students and other deserving elders of the engineering community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria’s industrialisation
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    Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria’s industrialisation

    Young engineers advocate research grants to drive Nigeria’s industrialisation L-R: Mr Olowu Damilare, Best Graduating Student 2020, Lagos State University; Chairman, Ikeja Branch, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr Olutosin Ogunmola and Mr Damilare Oladipupo, Best Graduating student 2020, University of Lagos during ‘Young Engineers Day” which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos. 

    Mr Olowu Damilare, Best Graduating Student 2020, Lagos State University; receiving an award during ‘Young Engineers Day” which marks part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of Ikeja NSE on Thursday in Lagos. 

    Mr Damilare Oladipupo, Best Graduating studentMultiple award-winning engineer, Mrs Atinuke Owolabi has called on Federal and State Governments to give research grants to young engineers to help them contribute more to the nation’s technological development.

    Owolabi made the call on Thursday, at the “Young Engineers Day” which was part of activities of the 2022 Engineering Week of the Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Lagos.

    She said grants from federal and state governments could motivate the youths to come up with innovations to develop Nigeria, create mass employment, tackle poverty and drive the nation’s industrialisation.

    The engineer, who has NGOs training young professionals, said the younger generation were better with technology and should be encouraged to drive Nigeria’s industrial revolution.

    She said that the Ikeja branch has a “Young Engineers Forum” a platform which it uses for mentorship, training and retraining of young professionals towards helping Nigeria catch up with global innovations.

    Owolabi said NSE Ikeja recently organised a job fair where over 50 young engineers were given automatic employment because companies invited were impressed by the skills of the employees developed through mentorship.

    The 2022 Engineering Week Planning Committee Chairman said engineers were doing their bit in line with the theme of the event “Taking Responsibility for Nigeria’s Transformation: the Imperative for Engineers”.

    “We need to encourage them (young engineers), and I encourage federal and state governments and other Nigerians to support young engineers by giving them job opportunities, motivation and grants,” she said.

    She urged about 350 young engineers in attendance, with some joining virtually, to embark on personal self development to build capacity and use the social media responsibly.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that various teams of the Young Engineers Forum made presentations to showcase their innovations.

    A team leader, Mr Henry Uzor, and his team invented a solar powered wheel chair that recognises the voice of its user and carries out the commands.

    NAN reports that Uzor’s team came first in the Young Engineers Forum Presentations at the Nigerian Society of Engineers National conference in Abuja in 2021. Making a slide presentation, Uzor said digital transformation on a larger scale was the solution needed to boost the nation’s economy towards industrialisation.

    Uzor, a graduate of the Federal College of Technology, Owerri, while showcasing his team’s innovations, enumerated advantages of both the wheel chair and a technology for virtual teaching in the education sector.

    He said the”world is going digital and we (Nigeria) are not doing enough”.

    Miss Cherish Jefferson, a 500 level student, University of Lagos whose team took free science education to a marginalised riverine community won the heart of the guest speaker as she shared their success stories.

    Jefferson, an Administrator and Quantity Assurance Manager on the team, told NAN that they were members of the Sustainable Development Advocates Club also taking refuse out of Lagos lagoons.

    The guest speaker, Mr Igbuan Okaisabor, who is CEO Construction Kaiser Ltd, offered to support Jefferson’s team’s free science education and environmental protection drive.

    While delivering his lecture, Okaisabor advised the young engineers to build relationships and networks to ensure their steady growth, emphasising the importance of mentorship.

    “If we do not prepare the next generation, who will take over for us?

    ” he said.

    He said that advanced economies grew fast because generations of older engineers, their governments and citizens invested in young engineers.

    Okaisabor reeled out lessons and growth initiatives the young professionals should emulate.

    Female panelists at the event shared insights on how women could multitask without losing out on progressive ideas that are changing the face of engineering in the nation.

    They urged young engineers to evolve goals and run with the visions to revolutionise the nation’s technological space for digitisation and industrialisation.

    Plaques were presented to Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, the keynote speaker, best graduating engineering students and other deserving elders of the engineering community.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State Government says it has engaged stakeholders on discussions toward smooth establishment of the Right of Way RoW for construction of the Opebi Mende link Bridge in Ikeja A statement on Saturday by Mr Mukaila Sanusi spokesperson of the Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said the project was a priority of the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu administration Sanusi said the Commissioner for physical planning and urban development Dr Idris Salako led the stakeholders meeting in Alausa on Friday Salako said the construction of the Opebi Mende link Bridge and approach roads would ease gridlock and transportion network in line with the THEMES agenda of the Lagos state government It is a known fact that the people are the ultimate beneficiaries of development projects like this As promised through the THEMES Agenda of the Administration the government led by Sanwo Olu will continue to take concrete steps toward ensuring the delivery of the dividends of democracy to our people Evidently this particular project like many that have been executed across sectors will add on as a good example of making life more abundant for the governed he said He urged the stakeholders to grant public officers and contractors working on the site unhindered access for hitch free operations to ensure the project was delivered on schedule Salako added that as part of the procedure for the establishment of the RoW officials of the ministry would serve statutory notices on buildings earmarked for removal and mark such affected buildings at the expiration of the notices He added that officers from Lands Bureau would later carry out valuation exercise for compensation purposes before the actual removal of structures The Special Adviser to the governor on E GIS and Planning Matters Dr Olajide Babatunde urged all property owners to respect the RoW of public facilities to avoid the removal of their structures The Special Adviser Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye urged the stakeholders to take ownership of the project and accord it the deserved support as their inputs and suggestions were factored in Others at the meeting included Permanent Secretary Office of Infrastructure Mr Olufemi Daramola General Manager Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency Ms Ajibike Shomade and General Manager Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency Mr Daisi Oso NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LASG engages stakeholders on Opebi-Mende Link Bridge project Right of Way
     The Lagos State Government says it has engaged stakeholders on discussions toward smooth establishment of the Right of Way RoW for construction of the Opebi Mende link Bridge in Ikeja A statement on Saturday by Mr Mukaila Sanusi spokesperson of the Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said the project was a priority of the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu administration Sanusi said the Commissioner for physical planning and urban development Dr Idris Salako led the stakeholders meeting in Alausa on Friday Salako said the construction of the Opebi Mende link Bridge and approach roads would ease gridlock and transportion network in line with the THEMES agenda of the Lagos state government It is a known fact that the people are the ultimate beneficiaries of development projects like this As promised through the THEMES Agenda of the Administration the government led by Sanwo Olu will continue to take concrete steps toward ensuring the delivery of the dividends of democracy to our people Evidently this particular project like many that have been executed across sectors will add on as a good example of making life more abundant for the governed he said He urged the stakeholders to grant public officers and contractors working on the site unhindered access for hitch free operations to ensure the project was delivered on schedule Salako added that as part of the procedure for the establishment of the RoW officials of the ministry would serve statutory notices on buildings earmarked for removal and mark such affected buildings at the expiration of the notices He added that officers from Lands Bureau would later carry out valuation exercise for compensation purposes before the actual removal of structures The Special Adviser to the governor on E GIS and Planning Matters Dr Olajide Babatunde urged all property owners to respect the RoW of public facilities to avoid the removal of their structures The Special Adviser Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye urged the stakeholders to take ownership of the project and accord it the deserved support as their inputs and suggestions were factored in Others at the meeting included Permanent Secretary Office of Infrastructure Mr Olufemi Daramola General Manager Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency Ms Ajibike Shomade and General Manager Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency Mr Daisi Oso NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LASG engages stakeholders on Opebi-Mende Link Bridge project Right of Way
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    LASG engages stakeholders on Opebi-Mende Link Bridge project Right of Way

    The Lagos State Government says it has engaged stakeholders on discussions toward smooth establishment of the Right of Way (RoW) for construction of the Opebi-Mende link Bridge in Ikeja.

    A statement on Saturday by Mr Mukaila Sanusi, spokesperson of the Lagos state Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, said the project was a priority of the Gov.  Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

    Sanusi said the Commissioner for physical planning and urban development, Dr Idris Salako, led the stakeholders meeting in Alausa on Friday.

    Salako said the construction of the Opebi-Mende link Bridge and approach roads would ease gridlock and transportion network in line with the THEMES agenda of the Lagos state government.

    “It is a known fact that the people are the ultimate beneficiaries of development projects like this.

    As promised through the THEMES Agenda of the Administration, the government led by Sanwo-Olu will continue to take concrete steps toward ensuring the delivery of the dividends of democracy to our people.

    “Evidently, this particular project, like many that have been executed across sectors, will add on as a good example of making life more abundant for the governed,” he said.

    He urged the stakeholders to grant public officers and contractors working on the site unhindered access for hitch-free operations to ensure the project was delivered on schedule.

    Salako added that as part of the procedure for the establishment of the RoW, officials of the ministry would serve statutory notices on buildings earmarked for removal and mark such affected buildings at the expiration of the notices.

    He added that officers from Lands Bureau would later carry out valuation exercise for compensation purposes before the actual removal of structures.

    The Special Adviser to the governor on E-GIS and Planning Matters, Dr Olajide Babatunde urged all property owners to respect the RoW of public facilities to avoid the removal of their structures.

    The Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye urged the stakeholders “to take ownership of the project and accord it the deserved support as their inputs and suggestions were factored in”.

    Others at the meeting included: Permanent Secretary, Office of Infrastructure, Mr Olufemi Daramola; General Manager, Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency, Ms Ajibike Shomade and General Manager, Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency, Mr Daisi Oso.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  As part of the Babajide Sanwo Olu administration s commitment to Traffic Management and Transportation pilling works have commenced for the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge of Lagos State The Opebi Ojota Link Bridge which is one of the legacy projects of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration is aimed at easing the burden of commuters and decongesting traffic in the Ikeja axis and on Ikorodu road by providing a direct link between Opebi Mende Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road reducing the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank Anthony way and setting precedence for Ojota commuters to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge The construction of the 3 9km Opebi Ojota link bridge and approach roads was flagged off on January 26 2022 by Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu who described the project as another milestone in the implementation of the Traffic Management and Transportation Pillar of his administration s THEMES Developmental Agenda and the State Strategic Transport Master Plan STMP Over 100 registered Nigerian Engineers are currently working on the project while students from various universities and members of the National Youth Service Corps are also learning practical aspects of their courses such as Geology and Civil Engineering on the project site Speaking to journalists at the Mende area of the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge when some members of the state executive council inspected the ongoing construction especially the ongoing pilling works for the bridge the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said the bridge would be delivered in June 2023 She said the bridge apart from providing infrastructure and transport solutions to millions of Lagos residents will also bring to bear innovation adding that when completed the bridge would have a positive impact on the health of residents who will have the opportunity to exercise on it just like the Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge Adeyoye said the project concept designed by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation will not only provide an infrastructure solution but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public She said a lot was put into consideration in the design and construction of the bridge saying it would have a walkway for residents to jog and keep fit Adeyoye also disclosed that building the local capacity and content of Nigerian engineers was considered in the award of the contract adding that aside from qualified Nigerian engineers being empowered through the project engineering students are being tutored to have practical experiences Also speaking Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederick Oladeinde said the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge is a demonstration of the Sanwo Olu administration s plan to regenerate Lagos by providing residents with infrastructure that would be complemented by the recent inter modal transportation system befitting of a mega city like Lagos while also easing gridlock across the metropolis When you look at all the projects that we are doing they are projects that will either connect communities or make our public transport better So the focus of this project Opebi Ojota Link Bridge is on public transport We are building infrastructure so that people can move efficiently and conveniently from one point to the other This is how Lagos State Government is thinking in terms of all the projects they are doing to ensure efficiency So when you look at the population of Lagos you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transportation system So to develop public transport you must have good infrastructure So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport for our people he said Speaking to journalists some of the students at the site said they have learned a lot from the ongoing construction of the Opebi Ojota Link bridges and approach roads especially in the area of a soil test drilling and some civil engineering works
    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge Project to complete in June 2023 – LASG
     As part of the Babajide Sanwo Olu administration s commitment to Traffic Management and Transportation pilling works have commenced for the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge of Lagos State The Opebi Ojota Link Bridge which is one of the legacy projects of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration is aimed at easing the burden of commuters and decongesting traffic in the Ikeja axis and on Ikorodu road by providing a direct link between Opebi Mende Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road reducing the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank Anthony way and setting precedence for Ojota commuters to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge The construction of the 3 9km Opebi Ojota link bridge and approach roads was flagged off on January 26 2022 by Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu who described the project as another milestone in the implementation of the Traffic Management and Transportation Pillar of his administration s THEMES Developmental Agenda and the State Strategic Transport Master Plan STMP Over 100 registered Nigerian Engineers are currently working on the project while students from various universities and members of the National Youth Service Corps are also learning practical aspects of their courses such as Geology and Civil Engineering on the project site Speaking to journalists at the Mende area of the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge when some members of the state executive council inspected the ongoing construction especially the ongoing pilling works for the bridge the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said the bridge would be delivered in June 2023 She said the bridge apart from providing infrastructure and transport solutions to millions of Lagos residents will also bring to bear innovation adding that when completed the bridge would have a positive impact on the health of residents who will have the opportunity to exercise on it just like the Lekki Ikoyi Link Bridge Adeyoye said the project concept designed by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation will not only provide an infrastructure solution but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public She said a lot was put into consideration in the design and construction of the bridge saying it would have a walkway for residents to jog and keep fit Adeyoye also disclosed that building the local capacity and content of Nigerian engineers was considered in the award of the contract adding that aside from qualified Nigerian engineers being empowered through the project engineering students are being tutored to have practical experiences Also speaking Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation Dr Frederick Oladeinde said the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge is a demonstration of the Sanwo Olu administration s plan to regenerate Lagos by providing residents with infrastructure that would be complemented by the recent inter modal transportation system befitting of a mega city like Lagos while also easing gridlock across the metropolis When you look at all the projects that we are doing they are projects that will either connect communities or make our public transport better So the focus of this project Opebi Ojota Link Bridge is on public transport We are building infrastructure so that people can move efficiently and conveniently from one point to the other This is how Lagos State Government is thinking in terms of all the projects they are doing to ensure efficiency So when you look at the population of Lagos you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transportation system So to develop public transport you must have good infrastructure So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport for our people he said Speaking to journalists some of the students at the site said they have learned a lot from the ongoing construction of the Opebi Ojota Link bridges and approach roads especially in the area of a soil test drilling and some civil engineering works
    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge Project to complete in June 2023 – LASG
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    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge Project to complete in June 2023 – LASG

    As part of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration's commitment to Traffic Management and Transportation, pilling works have commenced for the Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge of Lagos State.The Opebi- Ojota Link Bridge, which is one of the legacy projects of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration, is aimed at easing the burden of commuters and decongesting traffic in the Ikeja axis and on Ikorodu road by providing a direct link between Opebi, Mende, Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road, reducing the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony way, and setting precedence for Ojota commuters to link the 3rd Mainland Bridge.The construction of the 3.9km Opebi-Ojota link bridge and approach roads, was flagged off on January 26, 2022, by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who described the project as another milestone in the implementation of the Traffic Management and Transportation Pillar of his administration’s THEMES Developmental Agenda and the State Strategic Transport Master Plan (STMP).Over 100 registered Nigerian Engineers are currently working on the project while students from various universities and members of the National Youth Service Corps are also learning practical aspects of their courses such as Geology and Civil Engineering on the project site.Speaking to journalists at the Mende area of the Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge, when some members of the state executive council inspected the ongoing construction, especially the ongoing pilling works for the bridge, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. (Mrs) Aramide Adeyoye said the bridge would be delivered in June 2023.She said the bridge apart from providing infrastructure and transport solutions to millions of Lagos residents, will also bring to bear innovation, adding that when completed, the bridge would have a positive impact on the health of residents who will have the opportunity to exercise on it, just like the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.Adeyoye, said the project concept designed by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation, will not only provide an infrastructure solution, but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public.She said a lot was put into consideration in the design and construction of the bridge, saying it would have a walkway for residents to jog and keep fit.Adeyoye also disclosed that building the local capacity and content of Nigerian engineers was considered in the award of the contract, adding that aside from qualified Nigerian engineers being empowered through the project; engineering students are being tutored to have practical experiences.Also speaking, Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladeinde, said the Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge is a demonstration of the Sanwo-Olu administration's plan to regenerate Lagos by providing residents with infrastructure that would be complemented by the recent inter-modal transportation system, befitting of a mega city like Lagos, while also easing gridlock across the metropolis.“When you look at all the projects that we are doing, they are projects that will either connect communities or make our public transport better. So the focus of this project (Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge) is on public transport. We are building infrastructure so that people can move efficiently and conveniently from one point to the other.“This is how Lagos State Government is thinking in terms of all the projects they are doing to ensure efficiency. So when you look at the population of Lagos, you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transportation system. So to develop public transport, you must have good infrastructure.So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport for our people,” he said. Speaking to journalists, some of the students at the site said they have learned a lot from the ongoing construction of the Opebi-Ojota Link bridges and approach roads, especially in the area of a soil test, drilling, and some civil engineering works.

  •  The Lagos State Government says the Opebi Mende Ojota Link Bridge will be completed by June 2023 The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said this at the commencement of bored piling for the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge at Maryland Lagos on Friday Bored piling can be literally called a form of building foundation that provides support for structures Adeyoye said that with a total length of 3 9 kilometres the project was designed to provide direct link between Opebi Mende Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road She said that the bridge would reduce the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way and traffic on other roads around the environment According to her the project designed in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation will not only provide infrastructure solution but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public She said the project was a vision to reality and also brought about innovation as part of the bridge would be for working and exercising for residents Adeyoye said the construction of the bridge would bring about learning opportunities for students and creating of jobs On his part the commissioner for transportation Mr Frederic Oladeinde said the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration was determined to provide infrastructure that would be complemented by decent Inter modal transportation system befitting of a mega city like Lagos Oladeinde described the project as huge as it would connect communities to Ojota and enable commuters to navigate from Ikeja to the Island and at the same time reducing travel time So when you look at the population of Lagos you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transport To develop the public transport you must have good infrastructure So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport on our network for our people One of the reasons why we are working with the ministry of works is to ensure that the junction connection is efficient for public transport to take because we need to give priority to public transportation So when you look at all the projects that we are doing it is project that will either connect community on our project or will make our public transport better he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on Jan 26 Sanwo Olu announced the kick off of the construction of the bridge which was concieved over 20 year ago Sanwo Olu described the project as a legacy of his administration to ease the burden of commuters NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge ready by June 2023 – Lagos Govt
     The Lagos State Government says the Opebi Mende Ojota Link Bridge will be completed by June 2023 The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said this at the commencement of bored piling for the Opebi Ojota Link Bridge at Maryland Lagos on Friday Bored piling can be literally called a form of building foundation that provides support for structures Adeyoye said that with a total length of 3 9 kilometres the project was designed to provide direct link between Opebi Mende Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road She said that the bridge would reduce the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way and traffic on other roads around the environment According to her the project designed in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation will not only provide infrastructure solution but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public She said the project was a vision to reality and also brought about innovation as part of the bridge would be for working and exercising for residents Adeyoye said the construction of the bridge would bring about learning opportunities for students and creating of jobs On his part the commissioner for transportation Mr Frederic Oladeinde said the Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu s administration was determined to provide infrastructure that would be complemented by decent Inter modal transportation system befitting of a mega city like Lagos Oladeinde described the project as huge as it would connect communities to Ojota and enable commuters to navigate from Ikeja to the Island and at the same time reducing travel time So when you look at the population of Lagos you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transport To develop the public transport you must have good infrastructure So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport on our network for our people One of the reasons why we are working with the ministry of works is to ensure that the junction connection is efficient for public transport to take because we need to give priority to public transportation So when you look at all the projects that we are doing it is project that will either connect community on our project or will make our public transport better he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on Jan 26 Sanwo Olu announced the kick off of the construction of the bridge which was concieved over 20 year ago Sanwo Olu described the project as a legacy of his administration to ease the burden of commuters NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge ready by June 2023 – Lagos Govt
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    Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge ready by June 2023 – Lagos Govt

    The Lagos State Government says the Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge will be completed by June 2023.

    The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye said this at  the commencement of bored piling for the Opebi-Ojota Link Bridge at Maryland, Lagos on Friday.

    Bored piling can be literally called a form of building foundation that provides support for structures.

    Adeyoye said that with a total length of 3.9 kilometres, the project was designed to provide direct link between Opebi, Mende, Maryland and Ojota to Ikorodu road.

    She said that the bridge would reduce the perennial traffic on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way, and traffic on other roads around the environment.

    According to her, the project designed in conjunction with the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation will not only provide infrastructure solution, but also a transport solution that ensures value and relief for the motoring public.

    She said  the project was a vision to reality, and also brought about innovation, as part of the bridge would be for working and exercising for residents.

    Adeyoye said  the construction of the bridge would bring about learning opportunities for students and creating of jobs.

    On his part, the commissioner for transportation, Mr Frederic Oladeinde said the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration was determined to provide infrastructure that would be complemented by decent Inter-modal transportation system, befitting of a mega city like Lagos.

    Oladeinde described the project as huge, as it would connect communities to Ojota, and enable commuters to navigate from Ikeja to the Island, and at the same time, reducing travel time.

    ”So when you look at the population of Lagos, you will understand that it is important that we develop our public transport. To develop the public transport, you must have good infrastructure.

    ”So we are developing the infrastructure required to ensure that we put a decent public transport on our network for our people.

    ”One of the reasons why we are working with the ministry of works is to ensure that the junction connection is efficient for public transport to take, because we need to give priority to public transportation.

    ”So when you look at all the projects that we are doing, it is project that will either connect community on our project or will make our public transport better,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on Jan. 26,  Sanwo-Olu  announced the kick off of the construction of the bridge, which was concieved over 20 year ago.

    Sanwo-Olu described the project as a legacy of his administration to ease the burden of commuters.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State government on Wednesday engaged construction experts on domestication of the National Building Code NBC to develop standards to tame building collapse The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the experts brainstormed at a workshop in Ikeja organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP The event organised for stakeholders in the construction sector focused on the domestication of the NBC in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code BEEC Stakeholders at the event included the seven built environment professional associations and their subsidiaries which included surveyors engineers town planners architects estate surveyors and valuers builders and quantity surveyors Others were ministries and officials of the Lagos State government construction experts from the Lagos State University University of Lagos Yaba College of Technology and other tertiary and research institutions in the state The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako said the workshop was aimed at collectively evolving methodical steps to domesticate the NBC in Lagos State Salako said the move to domesticate the NBC was in response to agitations by building professionals for its adoption in regulating the built environment to enhance construction standards Without doubt the successful domestication of the National Building Code and the subsequent evolution of a Lagos State Building Code will go down in the annals as first by any state of the federation While helping to depart from recourse to standards from other polities such as the British and American standards The advantage of this is legion and it includes the opportunity to focus on the peculiarities of our state especially as a coastal low lying entity with urbanisation challenges It is also a formula for tackling incidents of building collapse in the state effectively he said Salako said the huge investments by Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu in regulating the physical planning environment was fast tracking development leading the state towards achieving a 21st Century Economy as contained in the THEMES Agenda He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and its principals for midwifing the process Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure who was represented by Mr Adebayo Ayodeji said evolution of codes would ensure quality and safety Chairman Lagos State Chapter Nigerian Institute of Architects Mr David Majekodunmi giving an overview of the NBC said it was written as far back as 2006 and was signed into law 36 years after Majekodunmi said the Lagos State government on its part set up various agencies to deal with building regulations adding thatthe Building Code is the guide needed to eliminate all infractions in the construction sector He defined the NBC as a set of rules and regulations developed to protect people and property from danger as well as offering environment friendly designs to reduce carbon footprints He thanked the Lagos State government and its agencies for the implementation of physical planning laws He said construction had four stages which included pre design design construction and post construction all captured in the code If everybody goes by this book we all have our roles to play he said Other experts at the event said Nigeria derived its standards used in the National Building Code NBC document from both the American and the British NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt, experts brainstorm on domestication of national building code
     The Lagos State government on Wednesday engaged construction experts on domestication of the National Building Code NBC to develop standards to tame building collapse The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the experts brainstormed at a workshop in Ikeja organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP The event organised for stakeholders in the construction sector focused on the domestication of the NBC in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code BEEC Stakeholders at the event included the seven built environment professional associations and their subsidiaries which included surveyors engineers town planners architects estate surveyors and valuers builders and quantity surveyors Others were ministries and officials of the Lagos State government construction experts from the Lagos State University University of Lagos Yaba College of Technology and other tertiary and research institutions in the state The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako said the workshop was aimed at collectively evolving methodical steps to domesticate the NBC in Lagos State Salako said the move to domesticate the NBC was in response to agitations by building professionals for its adoption in regulating the built environment to enhance construction standards Without doubt the successful domestication of the National Building Code and the subsequent evolution of a Lagos State Building Code will go down in the annals as first by any state of the federation While helping to depart from recourse to standards from other polities such as the British and American standards The advantage of this is legion and it includes the opportunity to focus on the peculiarities of our state especially as a coastal low lying entity with urbanisation challenges It is also a formula for tackling incidents of building collapse in the state effectively he said Salako said the huge investments by Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu in regulating the physical planning environment was fast tracking development leading the state towards achieving a 21st Century Economy as contained in the THEMES Agenda He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and its principals for midwifing the process Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure who was represented by Mr Adebayo Ayodeji said evolution of codes would ensure quality and safety Chairman Lagos State Chapter Nigerian Institute of Architects Mr David Majekodunmi giving an overview of the NBC said it was written as far back as 2006 and was signed into law 36 years after Majekodunmi said the Lagos State government on its part set up various agencies to deal with building regulations adding thatthe Building Code is the guide needed to eliminate all infractions in the construction sector He defined the NBC as a set of rules and regulations developed to protect people and property from danger as well as offering environment friendly designs to reduce carbon footprints He thanked the Lagos State government and its agencies for the implementation of physical planning laws He said construction had four stages which included pre design design construction and post construction all captured in the code If everybody goes by this book we all have our roles to play he said Other experts at the event said Nigeria derived its standards used in the National Building Code NBC document from both the American and the British NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lagos govt, experts brainstorm on domestication of national building code
    General news3 months ago

    Lagos govt, experts brainstorm on domestication of national building code

    The Lagos State government on Wednesday engaged construction experts on domestication of the National Building Code (NBC) to develop standards to tame building collapse.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the experts brainstormed at a workshop in Ikeja, organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP).

    The event organised for stakeholders in the construction sector focused on the domestication of the NBC in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC).

    Stakeholders at the event included the seven built environment professional associations and their subsidiaries, which included surveyors, engineers, town planners, architects, estate surveyors and valuers, builders and quantity surveyors.

    Others were: ministries and officials of the Lagos State government, construction experts from the Lagos State University, University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology and other tertiary and research institutions in the state.

    The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, said the workshop was aimed at collectively evolving methodical steps to domesticate the NBC in Lagos State.

    Salako said the move to domesticate the NBC was in response to agitations by building professionals for its adoption in regulating the built environment to enhance construction standards.

    “Without doubt, the successful domestication of the National Building Code and the subsequent evolution of a Lagos State Building Code will go down in the annals as first by any state of the federation.

    “While helping to depart from recourse to standards from other polities such as the British and American standards.

    “The advantage of this is legion, and it includes the opportunity to focus on the peculiarities of our state, especially as a coastal, low-lying entity with urbanisation challenges.

    “It is also a formula for tackling incidents of building collapse in the state effectively,” he said.

    Salako said the huge investments by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in regulating the physical planning environment was fast tracking development,  leading the state towards achieving a 21st Century Economy as contained in the THEMES Agenda.

    He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and its principals for midwifing the process.

    Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure, who was represented by Mr Adebayo Ayodeji said evolution of codes would ensure quality and safety.

    Chairman, Lagos State Chapter, Nigerian Institute of Architects, Mr David Majekodunmi, giving an overview of the NBC, said it was written as far back as 2006 and was signed into law 36 years after.

    Majekodunmi said the Lagos State government on its part set up various agencies to deal with building regulations, adding thatthe Building Code is the guide needed to eliminate all infractions in the construction sector.

    He defined the NBC as a set of rules and regulations developed to protect people and property from danger as well as offering environment friendly designs to reduce carbon footprints.

    He thanked the Lagos State government and its agencies for the implementation of physical planning laws.

    He said construction had four stages, which included pre-design, design, construction and post construction, all captured in the code.

    “If everybody goes by this book, we all have our roles to play,” he said.

    Other experts at the event said Nigeria derived its standards used in the National Building Code (NBC) document from both the American and the British.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Lagos State government on Wednesday said it would domesticate the National Building Code and adopt environment friendly construction methods The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako said this at a media sensitisation in Ikeja organised by his ministry in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP The event focused on the domestication of the National Building Code in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code BEEC Salako said inspite of existing laws to regulate physical development the state still had challenges of land use physical development and urban planning as well as safety and health issues He said developers and some property owners were cashing in on huge housing demands to cut corners resulting in haphazard developments building collapse and loss of investments Salako who said the ministry was going on full automation noted that the Lagos Building Code was intended to supply the missing link to further enhance sanity in the construction sector The Lagos Building Code which will be the logical consequence of the domestication of the National Codes is intended to supply the missing link in the existing regulatory framework It will provide the much needed focus on performance standards for building in the state as opposed to design standards As a performance based building code the Lagos Building Code covers aspects such as structural stability durability protection from fire access moisture control energy control and services and facilities The Building Code when operational will afford us the opportunity to address the peculiarities of the state and its different localities with building performance standards It will also minimise costs of untold disasters from flooding collapse and fire outbreaks he said The commissioner called for media support in awareness creation to ensure smooth take off and actualisation of the Lagos Building Code He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP for offering to midwife the process Salako also assured that all built environment professionals would be carried along to have their inputs adding that the entire process would take six months to complete before the launch Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure said in the past the state relied on both British and American codes for checking construction standards Adeyoye represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Mrs Abiola Kosegbe said the Lagos State Building Code was timely and would address issues of quality and safety She said the briefing was to sensitise Lagos residents on efforts of the state government to activate the Lagos building code Source NAN
    Lagos govt to domesticate National Building Code, adopt environment friendly construction
     The Lagos State government on Wednesday said it would domesticate the National Building Code and adopt environment friendly construction methods The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Dr Idris Salako said this at a media sensitisation in Ikeja organised by his ministry in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP The event focused on the domestication of the National Building Code in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code BEEC Salako said inspite of existing laws to regulate physical development the state still had challenges of land use physical development and urban planning as well as safety and health issues He said developers and some property owners were cashing in on huge housing demands to cut corners resulting in haphazard developments building collapse and loss of investments Salako who said the ministry was going on full automation noted that the Lagos Building Code was intended to supply the missing link to further enhance sanity in the construction sector The Lagos Building Code which will be the logical consequence of the domestication of the National Codes is intended to supply the missing link in the existing regulatory framework It will provide the much needed focus on performance standards for building in the state as opposed to design standards As a performance based building code the Lagos Building Code covers aspects such as structural stability durability protection from fire access moisture control energy control and services and facilities The Building Code when operational will afford us the opportunity to address the peculiarities of the state and its different localities with building performance standards It will also minimise costs of untold disasters from flooding collapse and fire outbreaks he said The commissioner called for media support in awareness creation to ensure smooth take off and actualisation of the Lagos Building Code He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme NESP for offering to midwife the process Salako also assured that all built environment professionals would be carried along to have their inputs adding that the entire process would take six months to complete before the launch Mrs Aramide Adeyoye Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure said in the past the state relied on both British and American codes for checking construction standards Adeyoye represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Mrs Abiola Kosegbe said the Lagos State Building Code was timely and would address issues of quality and safety She said the briefing was to sensitise Lagos residents on efforts of the state government to activate the Lagos building code Source NAN
    Lagos govt to domesticate National Building Code, adopt environment friendly construction
    Environment4 months ago

    Lagos govt to domesticate National Building Code, adopt environment friendly construction

    The Lagos State government on Wednesday said it would domesticate the National Building Code and adopt environment friendly construction methods.

    The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, said this at a media sensitisation in Ikeja, organised by his ministry in collaboration with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP).

    The event focused on the domestication of the National Building Code in Lagos State and integration of the Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEC).

    Salako said inspite of existing laws to regulate physical development, the state still had challenges of land use, physical development and urban planning, as well as safety and health issues.

    He said developers and some property owners were cashing in on huge housing demands to cut corners resulting in haphazard developments, building collapse and loss of investments.

    Salako who said the ministry was going on full automation noted that the Lagos Building Code was intended to supply the missing link to further enhance sanity in the construction sector.

    “The Lagos Building Code, which will be the logical consequence of the domestication of the National Codes, is intended to supply the missing link in the existing regulatory framework.

    “It will provide the much needed focus on performance standards for building in the state as opposed to design standards.

    “As a performance-based building code, the Lagos Building Code covers aspects such as structural stability, durability, protection from fire, access,  moisture control, energy control and services and facilities.

    “The Building Code when operational will afford us the opportunity to address the peculiarities of the state and its different localities with building performance standards.

    “It will also minimise costs of untold disasters from flooding, collapse and fire outbreaks,” he said.

    The commissioner called for media support in awareness creation to ensure smooth take-off and actualisation of the Lagos Building Code.

    He thanked the Nigerian Energy Support Programme ( NESP) for offering to midwife the process.

    Salako also assured that all built environment professionals would be carried along to have their inputs, adding that, the entire process would take six months to complete before the launch.

    Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to the governor on Works and Infrastructure, said in the past the state relied on both British and American codes for checking construction standards.

    Adeyoye, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mrs Abiola Kosegbe, said the Lagos State Building Code was timely and would address issues of quality and safety.

    She said the briefing was to sensitise Lagos residents on efforts of the state government to activate the Lagos building code.

    Source: NAN