Why we gave road regeneration to Julius Berger – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwolu, has said his administration awarded regeneration of three key roads on Lagos Island Local Government Area to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC because the company knows the terrain very well.

A press statement by Juluis Berger Public Relations Unit, Thursday, said the governor spoke at the official project flag-off of the New Massey street Children’s Hospital and the regeneration of the popular Adeniji Adele and Okepopo/Tapa Streets on Lagos Island Wednesday.

Sanwolu, who said the road projects formed a greater part of the Greater Lagos Agenda, noting that: “We have engaged Messrs Julius Berger, a company that knows the terrain too well to assist”.

 The Governor added that the contractor has been given strict instruction to minimise any pain the execution of the project may cause them.
He therefore appealed to residents of the area to cooperate with Julius Berger for a successful project delivery and on schedule.

While appealing for CSR efforts from Julius Berger, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu said, “I have always told many people that if you give anything to Julius Berger, the company will deliver fast and well”.
The respected monarch tasked residents of the area say to cooperate with Julius Berger to serve them better.

Speaking in the same vein, the Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly,  Hon.Wasiu Ehinlokun Sani declared: “I have known Julius Berger for many years. They have a good track record. I worked with them when they had some jobs here… The roads they did then are still motorable till date. And I have no doubt that Julius Berger will deliver better results with this project.”

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Works, Engr. Rotimi Thomas, in giving details of the  road regeneration contract encouraged  the Adeniji  Adele community to cooperate  with  the  contractors.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructures, Engr Monsurat Adeyoye, in her welcome address noted that since the road construction would require expansion and re-fixing the drainages and given the high volume of traffic on the busy Adeniji Adele, Okepopo and Tapa Roads, some inconveniences would be involved on the part of members of the community.

She called for the usual understanding and cooperation of residents in the spirit of the typical Lagos Islander.
Managing  Director  of  Julius Berger  Nigeria PLC,  Engr.  Dr. Lars Richter, and Regional Manager, Region West, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Engr. Thomas Balzuweit, were present at the event alongside other members of the team: Engr. Ikem, Engr. Gbenga and Engr Rasheedat Anifowoshe among others.

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