There was excitement in the air yesterday when Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode opened the Imeke-Ajido Bridge, a major link bridge in Badagry.
The 500-metre bridge with sidewalk on both sides will boost tourism and enhance movement of goods and services.
Addressing a crowd of joyous residents after walking on the bridge, Ambode said its delivery was a promise kept. He added that it is an effort aimed at making life more comfortable for the people.
Before the construction of the bridge, the people found it difficult moving from Ajido to Imeke.
The governor has directed that work should start immediately on the second phase of the project which is a 17km network of roads connecting Aradagun to Whispering Palms.
Ambode said: “Today, we are happy to see that the bridge has been commissioned for use, while we believe strongly also that before the end of June, we should have a very good road to Whispering Palms which will also improve the tourism potential of Badagry and it will also improve the economy of this axis.”
Earlier, while briefing Ambode, Imeke-Ajido-Aradagun project Deputy Manager Mr Zannu Thomas said the bridge was delivered according to specification, adding that the second phase will be completed in six months according to the governor’s directive.
He said about 3,000 interlocking blocks have been moulded for the work. Work, he added, has also started on the drainage.
Responding on the residents’ behalf, Ahoru of Ajido Kingdom Oba Saheed Sedono Adamson hailed the governor for the projects.