In a bid to curb traffic challenge around Lagos suburbs of Victoria Island/ Lekki Axis, Access Bank PLC on Thursday commissioned its Oniru road project in the presence of Lagos State
Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in attendance.
The bank recently moved its corporate Head Office from Danmole Street, Victoria island to Oniru,, hence undertook a feasibility study how to facilitate free movement in the axis.
It consequently created created new concrete-based road networks in Oniru area to improve and expand existing roads, to reduce traffic and reduce the number of time spent on the road.
Commenting on the project, Group Managing Director of the bank, Herbert Wigwe, said, “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 Dr Babajide 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.”
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% 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.
In his remark, Governor 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 project was executed by renowned engineering firms, Craneburg Construction Company, and Planet Projects Limited (PPL).