The Lagos state government says it has commenced immediate repairs of potholes across the state, with over 87 major roads enlisted for intervention.

In a statement on Friday, Temidayo Erinle,  special adviser, Lagos State Public Works Corporation and Drainage, said Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor, had directed that the corporation should commence immediate rehabilitation of critical roads across the state.

Erinle said the roads mapped out for repair were presently in terrible state, and that the situation was impeding free flow of traffic in those areas with its attendant consequences.

He said in the next few weeks, all the potholes would disappear on Lagos roads.

He listed some of the roads to include Ikotun-Egbe, Ijegun, Alimosho, Dopemu, Aka-Kemberi in Amuwo Odofin, Marina Beach Road in Apapa; Olaniyi Road in Ifako Ijaiye; Acme-Oba Akran road and Ikeja; Ijede road; Sabo market road in Ikorodu and Costain road by Brewery.

Other roads also listed include Glover road; Herbert Macaulay road in Mainland Local Government; Itire-Ogunlana drive intersection; Itire-Lawanson; Babs Animashaun road in Surulere; Alakija/WAEC road in Somolu and Obalende road.

“We have received quite a number of complaints from residents and motorists on the state of the roads and how it is directly affecting travel time which in turn has negative effects on the ease of doing business in the state,” he said.

“The Governor has therefore directed the Public Works Corporation to move immediately and commence repair on those roads to ameliorate the traffic that residents have been going through as a result of the state of the roads,” he said.

Erinle, however, appealed to residents and motorists to bear with the government, urging them to drive carefully while the roads are being fixed.

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