By Modupe Gbadeyanka
In order to make life meaningful to residents and commuters around the Victoria Island–Lekki Axis by reducing travel time and decongest traffic in the area, Access Bank Plc has improved and expanded the existing roads in the vicinity.
The new road network was commissioned on Thursday by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was full of appreciation for the gesture.
The Victoria Island and Lekki axis are two of the most commercial areas in Lagos State, witnessing a huge daily exchange of economic activities and as a result, commuters.
About 40 per cent of the employed population in the formal sector in Lagos work in Victoria Island, and a good percentage of these workers have their offices situated around the Oniru axis.
Expressing optimism about how the new and expanded road network will impact the lives of workers and commuters in the region, Mr Sanwo-Olu said, “I am glad that we achieved more than just creating a world-class road network. We have improved the drainage system of the community, reduced traffic and this has shown our drive to make the life of Lagosians easier.
“I am absolutely delighted with Access Bank as they have continued to support Lagos State Government and working with us on numerous projects across the State.
“Herbert Wigwe and his team have worked really hard to bring this project to life and have supported us on other projects like this. We appreciate the Bank for its contribution to public infrastructure improvement”
The Group Managing Director of Access Bank, while speaking at the commissioning yesterday, stated that, “At the heart of Access Bank’s business operations is our commitment to offering ‘More’ to our customers and more extensively, positively affecting the communities in which we operate.
“Our track record speaks for itself as we have successfully executed similar projects in Oyin Jolayemi Street, Danmole Street and other areas. Indeed, community and social impact have become enshrined parts of our DNA as a Bank.
“We appreciate the Lagos State Government, led by Mr Sanwo-Olu, for the incredible support received during the execution of this project.
“Our commitment to facilitating a greater Lagos will not end here and I am truly excited about the infrastructural, technological and social advancements that our partnership will foster.”
Having moved its corporate head office from Danmole Street, Victoria island to Oniru, Access Bank undertook a feasibility study on how to best to make for ease of movement.
In line with this, the bank has created new concrete-based road networks in the Oniru area, improving and expanding the existing roads.
It was gathered that the project was executed by renowned engineering firms, Craneburg Construction Company and Planet Projects Limited (PPL).
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