The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed the state government’s plan to begin construction on the Opebi-Mende link bridge and the 38-kilometer 4th mainland bridge.
This comes as the governor assured Lagosians that 2022 will be a year of consolidation, with the completion of many historic projects. The governor made this announcement while speaking at the 2022 Lagos State New Year Thanksgiving Service, themed ‘Songs of Thanksgiving,’ held on Sunday at the Lagos House Sports Ground, Alausa Ikeja.
He stated that by 2022, the state will have made significant progress in infrastructure, technology, health, education, security, and other areas.
According to Sanwo-Olu, the state government anticipates that commercial operations would begin on the 37-kilometer Red and 27.5-kilometer Blue line rail projects between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.
Other projects to be finished in 2022, according to Sanwo-Olu, are the Imota Rice Mill, the 18.75-kilometer Eleko to T-Junction in Epe, a stretch of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, the 10-kilometer Lekki Regional Road, and other landmark projects in the State.
He stated that his administration is committed to finishing ongoing projects, ensuring the rule of law, transforming the state into a 21st-century economy, and considerably advancing his administration’s journey towards the Greater Lagos of the people’s collective ambition.
The Governor said, “This New Year 2022 is a special year for us as an administration because it will be the final full year of the four-year mandate you gave us in 2019.
“By the special Grace of God, the vision of having the largest Rice Mill in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest in the world will become a reality this year.
“Also, this year 2022 will witness a milestone achievement in the rail transportation system in our State, as we expect the 37km Red and 27.5km Blue Line Rail projects to commence commercial operations between the last quarter of this year and first quarter of 2023.
“Equally, construction work on the 38km 4th Mainland Bridge — which will be the longest in Africa — and the Opebi-Mende link bridge will commence this year.
“2022 will also witness, by the special Grace of God, the completion of the ongoing reconstruction work on the 18.75km Eleko to T-Junction in Epe, the 10km Lekki Regional Road, and the section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway that the Lagos State Government is constructing with the permission of the Federal Government.
These are just a handful of the projects that will be completed or advanced this year.”