The Lagos State Government says the delay in the construction of the Ago-Palace-Okota Road is due to barrage of lawsuits by residents of the area.
It, however, added that work would thenceforth be accelerated since the concerned residents and the government had been able to reach an agreement.
The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Works, Ajibade Bade-Adebowale, said this during an inspection tour of the road, adding that the contractor handling the project had been directed to deliver the project in record time.
He said the contract was awarded in four phases out of which three phases had been completed, while the last phase was on.
Bade-Adebowale said the government placed high premium on the road owing to its socio-economic importance. He explained that the road linked Isolo with FESTAC Town and Mile 2.
The permanent secretary enjoined residents in the area to bear with the government, saying the hardship they would endure in the meantime could not be compared with the benefits that would follow.
Bade-Adebowale added that to ease the residents’ stress on the road, alternative routes had been identified by the state government and the contractor had been directed to make the routes motorable.