One of the importance of inclusive planning on any Proposed Developments is ensuring that every stakeholder in any given habitant are being carried along in other that every imputes of those inhabitants are incorporated in the implementation of every required project that may have come to their communities.
This was exactly what the Lagos state government did engaging resident of Eti-Osa local government as part of strategy facilitating speedy execution of the regional road projects within lekki sub-region.
In a statement made available to urban express news online through the Director of public Affairs of the Ministry of physical planning and urban development, Mr. Mukaila Sanusi said the engagement held with strict compliance to COVID-19 preventive guidelines.
The meeting accordingly was held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa on Thursday (today) had the commissioner of physical planning and Urban Development, Dr Salako giving assurance to stakeholders, saying the regional road was conceived by the Lagos state government in the Lagos metropolitan master plan of 1980- 2000, and also identified in the 1991 layout approval issued by the state government as strategy to engender the socio-economic development of lekki corridor.
Salako stated that roads identified include the coastal road, lekki epe expressway, the southern part of elegushi land and lagoon highway.
He said the 9km road was long overdue as it serves as a strategic link to circumvent transportation gridlock from Maryland to Lagos island.
The objective for which the road was conceived was being threatened and negated by series of encroachments as some estates buildings and other structures were on it's right of way.
The resultant effect was what made the governor to graciously approve a reduction in the width of the right of way in other to reduce as much as possible, the level of actual encroachment.
The statement put further that the commissioner of physical planning, Dr Salako stated that the benefit of the proposed road is expected to ease perennial traffic gridlock along the lekki corridor and serve as a precursor to the fourth mainland bridge.
“It is our fervent belief that people in this area are willing to embrace the implementation of the project for the benefits of the generality of Lagos residents as it would make life easier and more meaningful for the teeming population of the state through effective interconnectivity within our dear state, the statement read.
“Another guest at the stakeholder's meeting, Engr Aramide Adeyoye who indeed is the special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on work and infrastructure believes the essence of the stakeholders meeting to aggregate a buy-in for speedy completion while her counterpart on urban Development, Hon Ganiyu Adele Ayuba appealed to stakeholders to assume ownership of the project and cooperate in the execution and protection of the road infrastructure”
Barr Sanni Adewale who spoke on behalf of the inhabitants of Eti-OSA urge the government to always look in the direction of the region for beneficial projects