Last year, traffic robbery went up in Lagos state.
Lagos governor fights high rate of traffic robbery with Light Up Project
The governor of Lagos state is showing his determination towards fighting traffic robbery, more with the Light Up Lagos Project.
In order to reduce this, the governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, is working really hard on the Light Up Lagos Project.
This project is lighting up all the streets and corners of the state.
So far, it seems to be working.
“If you notice, in the past few months, if you move from Berger to Lekki, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, the entire Ikeja axis, Victoria Island, Ikoyi and so on, it is very clear that there are more street lights in Lagos today more than ever before,” a source said.
Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wale Oluwo, spoke on this and more.
“This is one of the campaign promises made to the people by the Governor and just like he has fulfilled others, this project will not be an exception. The intention of government is to light up all highways in the State. In fact, the Governor is about to embark on 114 road reconstruction which will be done two per each Local Government Areas and Local Council Development Areas in the State with walkways and street lights.
You see, the street light project is more or less complimentary to the security equipment worth N4.8 billion recently donated by the Governor to the police, and the ultimate goal is that when all the street lights are on, we will start having BRT buses working at night.
You will recall that the Governor also promised to make Lagos city a 24-hour economy, this exactly is the change that the people voted for. We just appeal and pray that the Governor will continue to have the energy and resources to consummate all the promises and Lagos will be in the real sense of the word a megacity. We are assuring Lagosians that the process of lighting up every corner of the state has begun in earnest and we are not going to stop until we achieve our aim."
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