Barely Two Years After Commissioning, Multi-billion Naira Roads Collapsed In Lagos State.

Two roads in Tokunbo and Ishola streets, off McEween Road, Yaba, Lagos, are beginning to collapse barely two years after their commissioning. In 2018, the Formal Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, constructed the multi-billion naira roads, as part of his promise to construct 181 roads across all the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state. A drive within the two streets during the week showed that some portions of the roads were already unmotorable. The current state of the roads has brought disquiet among residents and motorists blaming both the state government and contractors for using substandard materials. Less than two years after commissioning, potholes were everywhere on the roads. It is just a terrible thing to see the roads that were commissioned recently collapse entirely. “It took them about three months to open same roads after construction in 2018 because the then Governor was yet to commission them,” a resident of the area said.

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