Ikorodu road literally came alive yesterday when the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola lighted up the area, illuminating the independence tunnel and the dark alley at Anthony, capable of putting criminal activity in check.
The Governor, who spoke at the brief but truly impressive said that safer roads, secured roads and crime free roads, are the hallmark of the kind of city state that the state wants to be.
“We are here tonight because most of the highways in Lagos now and the major traffic routes are lit up at night. The Ikorodu Road is the most strategic road, not only for Lagos alone but for the whole country. if you have driven on that road at night, you can only understand how impactful this service would be starting from tonight. The lights will improve visibility, safety of drivers and safety of pedestrians. That is one of the major reasons why this is a symbolic point for us to signify our commitment to the protection of life and property. To keep the citizens safe in their vehicles, to ensure reduction in road traffic accidents in the state that are caused by poor visibility at night. And also to ensure that residents across the state can get on with their life because security is enhanced”, he said, adding that over 40 streets are now fully lit at night and that more streets will be fitted with lights.