The Lagos Sate Government on Wednesday said it did not abandon the Ota-Ona/Awolowo Road project in Ikorodu.
The government said that it was a policy of the administration in the state that no project would ever be abandoned.
A statement by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure stated that the Ota-Ona project had been planned to ensure the growth and development of the communities where it was located.
It said, “With project like this, there is a clear timeline and technologies adopted to deliver first class road network.
“We are currently challenged by the weather which has prevented the move unto the next stage in the process of delivering the road project. This is the installation or application of water proofing additives which requires clear and dry weather to do. As soon as there is sufficient dry season, obvious progress will be seen.”
The government urged residents of the area to exercise patience, saying it would transform the state’s infrastructure, especially roads, so that the residents would reap the benefits of economic growth and poverty eradication.
The statement said, “The commitment of making the dream become a reality must be reaffirmed by both the government and the people.
“The best way out is always perseverance and commitment to the greater benefit that will be realised.
“It is a price being paid for the greater gain that will manifest in improved travel time, reduction in maintenance cost, increase in property value, not to mention the aesthetic improvement given the quality of the road.”