In a stride towards improving the overall quality of life for Lagos residents and enhancing the city’s infrastructure, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently embarked on an extensive environmental cleanup operation along the Lagos-Badagry corridor. The governor himself took to the streets to inspect the progress of this vital operation, underscoring his commitment to ensuring the success of this ambitious project.
The cleanup initiative, spearheaded by a dedicated Taskforce, is a multi-faceted effort aimed at securing the entire right-of-way along the corridor. It seeks to rid the area of miscreants and illegal trading activities that have, for far too long, hindered both traffic flow and environmental aesthetics. Governor Sanwo-Olu’s determination to see this project through is evident, as he expressed his delight at the initial results and issued a stern warning to residents and traders in the vicinity.
One of the major achievements of this cleanup operation has been the successful relocation of commercial vehicles that had previously congested the loops along the corridor, extending all the way to Mile 2 from Orile. This move not only eases traffic congestion but also sets the stage for the next crucial phase of the project: walling off the road to maintain cleanliness and prepare for reconstruction and beautification.
Governor Sanwo-Olu has made it abundantly clear that there will be zero tolerance for any encroachment on the right-of-way by any party. Traders who have been ejected will not be allowed to return unless they are prepared to forfeit their goods. This firm stance emphasizes the seriousness of the government’s commitment to reclaiming this important space and ensuring it remains free from unauthorized occupation.
The cleanup exercise is not a one-time effort but an ongoing commitment. Governor Sanwo-Olu has directed all cabinet members responsible for this initiative to continue their dedicated work. The ultimate goal is to put an end to detrimental habits and reckless behavior while ushering in a new era of environmental sanity.
As a testament to the seriousness of this endeavor, the governor has directed the special Taskforce to immediately begin the extensive cleanup of the other side of the expressway. Ejection notices have been served to all illegal traders and squatters on the highway, signaling that no area will be left unaddressed in this effort to transform the Lagos-Badagry corridor.