The Lagos State Government has said the ongoing reconstruction and upgrade of roads will improve the state’s Gross Domestic Product and boost the security of lives and property.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, stated this after a tour of some of the ongoing projects in the state.
The commissioner, who noted that the Lagos was transiting from a megacity to a smart city, said, “All the projects are aimed at positioning Lagos State as an investment destination, a tourist hub and a fast growing economy. We want Lagos to move from the fifth largest economy in Africa to the first.”
Ogunleye, said he was impressed with the cooperation from owners, whose property was demolished to give way for the projects.
The commissioner advised the residents to follow due process for their construction works.
“Before we commence construction, we must first obtain planning permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority and adhere to the approval granted. Thereafter, we should approach the Lagos State Building Control Agency to ensure effective monitoring and compliance to building laws,” he added.
Ogunleye assured Lagosians of more infrastructural upgrade across Lagos State, urging them to continue to pay their taxes.
The locations the commissioner visited included Igbe-Igbogbo Road, Agric-Isawo Road and Agege Pen Cinema Road, as well as the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road.