The Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, wants residents to take ownership of roads in the state to reduce man-made causes of damages as the rainy season resumes.
This is necessary as the collaboration and support by members of the public will help achieve the road maintenance objective of the Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu administration.
The Corporation’s General Manger Engr. Olufemi Daramola, made these assertions on Friday while inspecting on-going rehabilitation works being carried out by the Agency in Alimosho, Oshodi-Isolo and Ikeja areas of Lagos.
LSPWC Spokesperson, Samuel Ayetutu, said in a release that Daramola urged residents to desist from indiscriminate cutting of roads, dumping of refuse in drainage channels, burning of tyres, cooking on the road and other habits that could cause avoidable road damages.
‘’As we have now begin to experience heavy downpour, the Corporation’s maintenance activities may be slowed down by weather conditions’’, Daramola said; adding that ‘’this is why members of the public should desist from blockage of drains with refuse and other habits that often lead to emergence of pot-holes on our roads.”
He said further that the Corporation, through the support of Mr. Governor, has taken full advantage of the dry season of the past seven to eight months to rapidly fix damaged roads in many part of the state.
Speaking on the road networks within Oshodi-Isolo and Mushin areas, the General Manager noted that the Agency had carried out maintenance work within Ikotun-Ejigbo-Isolo, Oke Afa and some other locations around the axis.
He also said that desilting of drains is ongoing in Ikotun-Ejigbo road in preparation for maintenance work using interlocking paving stone.
Daramola assured Lagosians that his Agency would continue with its round-the-clock approach to road maintenance in Lagos even in the rainy season by carefully studying the weather in planning its operations and using a variety of road maintenance methods towards ensuring that Lagos roads remain motorable all year round.