The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday the 29th of May 2014 handed over the upgraded and rehabilitated 2.9 kilometre Yaya Abatan Road to the People of the State.
The governor used the occasion to thank the people for their patience and endurance.
He also warned the citizen to desist from using the walkways as a trading zone, stating that while the main road served motorists, the walkway was meant for pedestrians, “who also have a right to use the road.”
Urging the residents to take ownership of the road, the governor advised against dumping of refuse into the drains, saying that the people owed it a duty to protect the drains by ensuring that “they clean and make them free flowing.”
Fashola thanked all tax payers in the state for paying their taxes regularly, adding that if they had not been paying the taxes, the government might have been waiting for funds from the Federal Government to deliver the project.
kEEPING faith with his tradition of delivering more dividends to the people on every Democracy Day, Governor , marked his seventh year in office by handing over with an assertion that for him, Democracy Day is simply service to the people.
The governor, before unveiling the plaque of the new road, added that the administration used every May 29 to hand over a landmark in the state, adding that last year, it was the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and two years ago, it was the Traffic Radio that was handed over.
He explained that on the occasion of his seventh year in office, he was handing over a project through which the state government would democratise access to qualitative transport infrastructure.
Fashola also said the road, 2.9 kilometres with seven connecting inner city roads, to him, represented the value and meaning of Democracy Day.He cautioned the residents against turning the walkways into trading places,