by Usman Alabi
Gov Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commissioned the newly completed Imeke-Ajido Bridge, a major link bridge in Badagry axis of the State.
The 500metres long bridge was designed with sidewalk on both sides. Addressing the crowd of joyous residents who came out to receive hi after walking on the bridge, Governor Ambode said the delivery of the project was a promise kept and an effort aimed at making life comfortable for the people.
Before the construction of the bridge by the State Government, the people of the area were said to have been subjected to untold hardship trying to connect Ajido town to Imeke, all suburbs in Badagry.
The Governor also approved immediate commencement of work on the second phase of the project which is 17km network of roads connecting Aradagun to Whispering Palms.
The Governor said: “Apart from this bridge hat we have just commissioned, take the second phase which connects this place to Whispering palms as being approved immediately and work should commence immediately.
“It is good that the Kabiyesi is here. The last time we came here was sometime in July and which we said this bridge should be constructed by CCECC.
“Today, we are happy to see that the bridge has been completed and it is hereby commissioned for use from this moment onwards while we believe strongly also that before the end of June 2017, we should have a very good road to Whispering Palms which will also improve on the tourism potentials of Badagry and it will also improve the economy of this axis.”
Earlier, while briefing the Governor, Deputy Project Manager for the Imeke-Aido-Aradagun project, Mr Zannu Thomas said the bridge was delivered according to specification, adding that the second phase, as ordered by the Governor, would be completed in the next six months.
He said about 3,000 interlocking blocks have been moulded for the work to commence, while work has also commenced on the drainage.