Bad Roads: Lagos Assembly frowns at Public works on poor construction quality, maintenance

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday has expressed their disappointment in the low performance of the Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, in maintaining roads and other infrastructure in the state.

The Chairman, House ad hoc Committee on LSPWC, Mr Setonji David (APC-Badagry II) during an oversight visit of project sites, with other members of the committee, Messrs Rasheed Makinde (Ifako-Ijaiye II), Noheem Adams (Eti-Osa I) and Olayiwola Olawale (Mushin II), expressed dissatisfaction , saying that the corporation had not justified its budgetary allocation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the committee visited IPP/Sewage Plant Road, Ikeja, and Lagos State Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relation Multi-Agency Complex Car Park, Oshodi.

The committee also visited Gatan Kowa Market Road in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, Alimosho and Opeloyeru Street in Mushin.

The chairman observed that there was need to restructure the corporation for optimal performance.

The lawmaker, who frowned at the competence of engineers and contractors that handled some of the projects, said that public funds should be judiciously spent for the purposes they were meant for.

The General Manager of LSPWC, Mr Femi Daramola, who took the lawmakers round, declined to speak to newsmen after the exercise.

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