Seven kilometres of Ikorodu Road from Jibowu flyover to Maryland Underpass (Independence Tunnel) brightly lit up last night shortly after the brief switching on ceremony performed by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has lit up Ikorodu Road for safe driving at night.
This is coming as the governor marked 2100 days in office Tuesday at a ceremony held at the Lagos Television Ground, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The governor led government officials to unveil the lighting of the road last night, while he described the project as memorable.
The lit up area covers seven kilometres of the road from Jibowu Flyover to Maryland underpass. At the switch-on of the street light last night, the entire seven kilometres stretch was fully lit up.
Ikorodu road is now a delight to behold at night as the illuminated portion of the road adds to the aesthetic beauty of Lagos. Meanwhile, Fashola marked his 2100 days in office today by taking a swipe at the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for undue criticism of his administration.
The governor was referring to PDP’s faulting of his administration’s budget performance for last year, which stood at 89 percent overall performance. Fashola said the PDP-led Federal Government had presided over a budget that had been enmeshed in fraud, adding that over 50 percent of the past Federal Government’s budget had been fraudulent.
He added that the 2013 budget of the PDP-led government was still generating lots of controversies, saying that his administration had been very transparent in terms of giving accurate budget performance of his government. Fashola also accused the PDP of coming up with Good Governance tour of states, knowing full well that it had no project to showcase to the people.
The governor stated that Lagos State did not need such a tour of its project under the guise of Good Governance tour. He further said his administration had achieved a lot in the last 100 days in office, saying that plans were on to build 1008 flats at Ijora Badia in a bid to improve the lives of the people.
Fashola added that the government was aggressively preparing for the rainfall through massive clearing of drainages across the state. He said the early rains experienced this year spoke volumes of what to expect during the year as the rains might be heavier.
On the traffic law, Fashola said since its implementation, accidents involving okada had dropped drastically, saying that from 650 accidents recorded in September 2012, the accident rate had dropped to 100 as at January 2013. He added that from death rate of 12 recorded from okada accident in September last year, it has dropped to zero as at last month.