Roads in Amuwo-Odofin are in good shape - Buraimoh
By Jude Chukwuemeka
Amuwo-Odofin, a local government area (LGA) in Lagos State has recently seen quite a bit of transformation in multiple ways. The youths now have better opportunities because government engages them by building more schools, and offering qualitative vocational training as means of reducing crime in the area.
The Executive Chairman, Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Eng. Dr. Valentine Buraimoh made this known during a brief visit to 99.3 Nigeria Info FM in Lagos. He spoke briefly about what his administration is doing regarding youths and the provison of amenities for Lagosians in that axis of Lagos State.
"In Amuwo-Odofin, we have series of programs for our youths. We have ICT training, we also have facility for anyone that wants to learn any trade of their choice. That has been paving way for us in creating the right type of employment, keeping people busy while they are making money, and that has reduced crime in the area. The youths in Amuwo-Odofin are engaged," he said.
There are speculations that roads in that side of Lagos are bad, leading to heavy traffic situations.
"That was then," Buraimoh countered. "The roads are no longer bad. Nine to ten months ago, the roads were not good enough but if you go there now you will see that the roads are different. The roads in Festac and Mile 2, which comprises Amuwo- Odofin are in good shape now. Even as we speak, there is work being done on the roads at Abule Ado. Also, road work is going on in some areas of Festac.
"We are also constructing schools because we want our students to study in a conducive atmosphere."
Traffic congestion is a major challenge around Mile 2 but Buraimoh said that his team is working tirelessly to reduce the traffic jam in that axis of Lagos. Speaking about traffic robbery in Festac, he attributes traffic to impatience of automobile drivers but he said LASTMA officials have been informed to create free-flow of traffic in Amuwo.
"Where we normally have traffic is by Apple Junction. It is due to the impatience of the people. We have traffic lights there but people normally ignore them. LASTMA officials have been mandated to keep working hard in enabling free-flow of traffic in that area and we are sure things will improve."
Preventing traffic robbery incidents is very important, as the Amuwo police station acquired three vehicles to monitor and stall robbery incidents.
"The areas where robberies normally occur are Mile 2 bus-stop and Mile 2 by Fagbem Filling Station. For a few months now, robbery incidents have reduced in that area. People are going about conducting their daily businesses normally."
Buraimoh, as chairman of the local government area, spearheads the team devoted to totally transforming Amuwo-Odofin through his wealth of experience.