Uploaded by on March 6, 2021

Three years after, the Agege Pen cinema flyover in Agege Council area of Lagos has finally been opened for public use.

The project started in 2017 under the immediate past administration.

At the colourful inauguration of the one point four Kilometre dual carriageway Flyover, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said it would boost socio-economic activities and increase property value in that axis.

The Governor who urged residents to take ownership of the project stated that the delivery of the Pen Cinema Flyover Bridge which was conceived to transmit vehicular traffic across the intersections at Agege would also resolve the perennial traffic gridlocks.

Agege Council Chairman, Mr Kola Egunjobi, who thanked the state government for the gesture on behalf of all residents of Agege
noted that the construction of the bridge also birthed the rehabilitation of fifty adjoining roads in the area which include Agunbiade Street along Oke-Koto junction and has brought impactful succour and relief to commuters in the area.

In her address, the Special Adviser to Governor on Work and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, stated that the project was delivered with signalized traffic system, Kerbs, low emission diode streetlights and Walkways

Our Correspondent Yemisi Dada reports that the Agege Chairman renamed the Old Ipaja road after Bola Ahmed Tinubu, while the Dopemu road is now known as Babajide Sanwo-olu road.

Meanwhile, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, has appealed to residents of Agege to make judicious use of the bridge and protect it from vandals.

Chief Tinubu who is also a former Governor of the State commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for completing all projects handed over to his administration in the spirit of continuity.

He stated that despite the economic challenges witnessed by the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has continued to deliver people-oriented projects to develop and rebuild the state for progress.

Chief Tinubu urged the youths to embrace peace, eschew violence in order to achieve positive and sustainable development.

Earlier, the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Chief Mudashiru Obasa, who initiated the project in 2017, said the completion of the project shows a collaboration of strong relationships that exist between the Legislature and the Executive and like Oliver twist requested for more developmental projects for his constituents.

Dignitaries at the event include the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, members of the State Executive Council, Federal and State Lawmakers, traditional and religious leaders and APC party faithful.

Yemisi Dada

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