It was fanfare on Friday as Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, commissioned the dual carriageway of the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge and the network of five roads.
The bridge was started by the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration in September 2017 and it spans 1.7 kilometres.
The bridge was constructed to resolve the perennial traffic gridlocks peculiar to routes such as Abule Egba, Agege Oja, Iyana-Ipaja, Iju and Ogba over the years.
The overpass ascends from Oba Ogunji Road and drops at the Oke Koto axis of Agege. The bridge also opens to the old Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway through Abule Egba.
Following the defeat of Ambode in the APC in the party primary for the 2019 governorship election, his successor, Governor Sanwo-Olu, continued with the project on the assumption of office in May 2019.
Speaking at the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked Hi-Tech, the contractor, for delivering the bridge on schedule and with the stipulated budget.
He also thanked the Lagos State House of Assembly for supporting the executive arm with the budgetary approval to deliver the project.
He urged all residents of Agege, its environs and Lagosians, in general, to take ownership of the bridge by using it responsbily.
Present at the event were the state Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; politicians, monarchs, market leaders, and members of the Agege community.
Conspicuously absent, however, was Ambode, who started the project.