In line with the current Lagos State Government’s stand on improving transportation, road infrastructure and traffic management (which are entrenched in his THEMES agenda), Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu will today commission the very pivotal and important Agege Pen Cinema bridge which was initiated by the last administration.
Work on the bridge started in 2017, planned to be commissioned by 2018 but was abandoned by previous administration of Governor Ambode. Upon assumption of office, Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu visited the site in May 2019 promising to complete the project.
This was cheered by all and helped in pacifying residents of Agege and commuters who were unsure about the Governor taking up the project, let alone completing it.
As at the time of Mr Governor’s visit, the project was about 40 percent completed.
With a population of over 1million residents made up of mostly youth and home to various home-grown talents, the importance of this project cannot be overemphasized.
The pen cinema bridge is a 1.4km long bridge across Iju-Fagba road and Lagos-Ota road. The network of Agege pen cinema road comprises of a main road and an alternative route.
With the construction of this bridge, not only will traffic be eased thereby reducing travel time on the road, it would also help bring development and improve trade between the Agege community and other surrounding communities.
The Governor again visited the project site in December 2020 to ensure that all was in order for its commissioning.