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Ongoing reconstruction and upgrade of roads in Lagos state will enhance the state’s Gross Domestic Product and boost the security of lives and property.

This was stated by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye, after a tour of some of the ongoing projects in the state.

According to the commissioner, “All the projects are aimed at positioning Lagos State as an investment destination, a tourist hub and a fast-growing economy. We want Lagos to move from the fifth largest economy in Africa to the first.”

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Ogunleye noted that the Lagos is transiting from a megacity to a smart city, saying he is impressed with the cooperation from owners whose property were demolished to give way for the projects.

“Before we commence construction, we must first obtain planning permit from the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority and adhere to the approval granted. Thereafter, we should approach the Lagos State Building Control Agency to ensure effective monitoring and compliance to building laws,” he added.

While giving assurances of more infrastructural development, Ogunleye urged Lagosians to continue to pay their taxes.

Igbe-Igbogbo road, Agric-Isawo road and Agege Pen Cinema road, as well as the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road, were some of the locations the commissioner visited.

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Donatus Anichukwueze is a journalism graduate from the Lagos State University, School of Communication. He's a writer with special interest in technology, sports, entertainment and politics. He's also a true and true Chelsea FC fan.