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Light Up Lagos: A project taken over by darkness

Let there be light on Lagos streets’. These were the words of Governor Akinwumi Ambode in fulfillment of his electioneering campaign to the electorate as Lagos State Government was ready to intensify efforts on the Light Up Lagos Project, which the governor said was an initiative aimed at lighting every nook and cranny of the state.

With the major public roads in Lagos at nights now brilliantly lit up, the dread of driving after dusk has given way to some ease, especially in areas like Ojodu-Berger, Oshodi, Ikorodu among others.

According to a resident living in Ikorodu, Mrs Bukola Adebayo, the street light has addressed the problem of insecurity in the area.

However, despite the efforts of the government to transform the cosmopolitan city to its much-aspired mega city status, the inconsistency and malfunctioning of the street lights in some parts of the state has continued to trigger mixed reactions from residents.

While the effectiveness was highly felt in some areas, the reverse still remain the case in other parts of the state.

Findings made by New Telegraph showed that, at night, in many parts of Lagos, electric poles in major roads across the state, at times, fail to light up, and where they work, there’s failure to glow and function effectively till the following morning.

New Telegraph, November 21, 2018

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