See Lagos' Agege New Look
If you have not visited Agege in Lagos in a long time, may be you should not wait till 10 months from now before you visit.
The reason is because you may miss your way and feel you are lost when you get to the place before the end of 2018.
It is time for Lagos State to take a new look and truly tower as a mega city, and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is pursuing this dream.
He was in Agege to inspect ongoing construction of a fly-over bridge that will run through the Pen Cinema area and end traffic gridlock.
A simulated image of the construction work, with the new look the area would wear on completion of the project was shared by the state government after the governor's visit to the site.
Shops have been pulled down, especially those that are on the line where the bridge would pass, forcing businesses there to relocate.
Even the statue of the Oba of Agege and the roundabout have been removed. The new look of the area is gradually becoming visible.
At the site, Governor Ambode said the construction would be completed in 10 months and appealed with the residents and Lagos residents who ply that route to take the inconvenience they may witness in good faith, as the bridge would change the face of Agege forever.
Accompanied by key members of his cabinet, the Governor said the 1.4-kilometre bridge would run from Agege to the Old Abeokuta Road.
According to the Governor, it is a key intervention strategy by the government to address the perennial traffic in the area.
“We want to reduce the sufferings that arise from the traffic congestion in this neighbourhood, so we decided to construct the Pen Cinema Flyover to decongest this neighbourhood.
“But you can see that I have inconvenienced you by the demolition that has taken place here. It is temporary. In the next 10 months, we will deliver this project; by November 2018,” added.
Persons whose buildings were pulled down also got the governor's assurance that they would be compensated.
See a drawing of how everything will look upon completion.