Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has declared that several projects undertaken by the his government were made possible because residents paid their taxes.
Ambode in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Haruna, the governor, while inaugurating roads in Epe and Kosofe local government areas, said tax payers deserved more praise for the projects.
“Our government is very grateful to Lagosians for their prayers and support, particularly in the discharge of their civic responsibility through payment of taxes. We shall continue to ensure that your taxes are judiciously managed and utilised towards making life more comfortable for everybody,” he was quoted as saying.
The roads reconstructed and upgraded under the Epe Phase 1 Project are Lagos Road (Oke Osho/T.Junction/Aiyetoro Roundabout), Professor Agbalajobi (Aiyetoro Garage/Ita Marun-Ottin) and Oloja Estate (Bature/Otunba Adeniyi/Omotayo/Uthman Mustapha/Adekunle Rahman) roads.
At Kosofe Local Government Area, he opened eight new and upgraded roads in Omotayo Banwo, Kola Iyaomolere, Omotayo Close, Adetunji Adegbite Street, Ogun Street, Goodluck Street and Prince Oyewunmi Street.
Ambode hinted that his administration would construct a standard eight-lane road from Ikorodu to Epe via Agbowa, Itoikin and Ijebu-Ode.
He said the project would be handled through a Public Private Partnership arrangement, adding that a Memorandum of Understanding to that effect would be signed next week.
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