The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Dr. (Engr.) Adekunle Olayinka has reiterated the commitment of the Lagos State Government to the timely completion of all ongoing projects, particularly office infrastructure projects across the State.
The Special Adviser stated this during his visit to the Lagos Revenue House (formerly Elephant House) building located at Assbifi Road, Agidingbin, Ikeja, comprising four wings of seven floors plus another wing of eight floors.
Olayinka, who was accompanied during the visit by top officials of the Ministry led by the Permanent Secretary Office of Infrastructure, Arc. Adebayo Odusanya said the visitation was to assess the ongoing project towards ensuring its timely completion.
He added that it is an important project conceived by the State Government to accommodate some important Parastatals of the State within the Secretariat vicinity.
The Special Adviser decried the slow pace of work observed during his visit and urged the Contractor handling the project to accelerate work towards the timely completion and prompt delivery of the iconic structure. He revealed that when completed the Lagos Revenue House is expected to accommodate all the State Government Agencies involved in finances and revenue generation.
In his words, “There is an urgent need for the contractors to accelerate the delivery of the project, not only to provide enough office space for essential government agencies but also to avoid variation in the completion costs of the project”.
Recall that the Special Adviser had earlier visited the ongoing reconstruction of Ile-Pako, a strategic office infrastructure project by the main entrance into the State Government Secretariat in Alausa Ikeja, which was previously occupied by staff of the Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education.