The Ajah axis was troubled with terrible traffic gridlock all day long, crippling business activities, causing loss of valuable man hours and revenues. This Jubilee Bridge will eliminate the traffic jam usually experienced on this road while the Freedom and Admiralty roads will provide an alternative route to the Lekki/Ikoyi Bridge, thereby, easing traffic at Lekki Phase 1.
We had to give this project priority because of its strategic importance to the economic growth of the Lekki Free Trade Zone and the Ibeju-Lekki-Epe axis. This axis will play a key role in the future prosperity of Lagos State as the home to many multi-billion Naira private investments in the Lekki Free Trade Zone as well as the upcoming seaport and airport.
Our goal is to activate the Badore jetty as we commence reforms in our water transportation efforts. We will create a bus route from Badore to Langbasa and Ajah axis, rehabilitate the Badore Road and find alternative routes through Oke-Ira to the Epe expressway. There would be a Bus Terminal here soon.
As we approach the mid-term of our administration which also coincides with the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of our dear State, I want to assure all Lagosians that we will continue to be creative in our approach to finding solutions to the challenges being experienced by our people.
I again commend the tax paying residents of Lagos State for the encouragement they have given this administration to be able to execute projects such as these. It is on record that at the peak of economic recession last year, our internally generated revenue was much more than what was generated in the preceding year. I urge all other residents to support the government by paying their taxes so that the government can deliver the services our people need.