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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: LSPWC blazes the trail in project delivery at a perilous time

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Lagos State Public Works Corporation’s Asphalt Plant

The Lagos State Public Works Corporation, LSPWC, has blazed the trail in excellent project performance even at a perilous time, as its scorecard for 2020 fiscal year revealed 98% of project delivery for the year under review.

That feat was attained through the corporation’s strategic intervention in road maintenance and rehabilitation to the tune of about 90 kilometres road networks of 7.3 kilometres single carriageway across the state of aquatics splendour.

The General Manager, Engineer Olufemi Daramola, gave the cheering news at the maiden staff forum of the corporation in the new year.

LSPWC management had organized the forum to collectively thank God for his mercies over members of staff collectively, to commend the workforce for their commitment which produced the sterling record and urged them not to relent on their oars as the result of a good job is more work.

The GM told his audience that management of the corporation with the support of the state government had resolved to up the ante on staff welfare in 2021 and beyond.

Engr. Olufemi Olubunmi Daramola, General Manager, LSPWC

As a prelude to the resolution on the provision of ultra-high welfare to staff, Engr. Daramola announced to his listeners’ delight that, the State Government had made provisions for operational vehicles for comfortable commuting of various gang teams and equipment to and from project sites.

He said the goal of a pothole-free road in Lagos state was still the destination set by Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu.

The GM said the corporation management had resolved to leave no stone unturned in the determination to deliver on the mandate set by the state’s number one citizen.

LSPWC’s drivers at a training session in Lagos State Drivers’ Institute, LASDRI

He, however, disclosed that as a prelude to achieving a pothole-free road in the state, the corporation had been given a target for 2021, which is a projection to rehabilitate and maintain a total of 250 kilometres of roads.

Daramola fervently appealed to the staff to strictly comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols such as the use of facemasks, regular handwashing with soap and water, hand sanitizing, maintaining physical distancing among other none pharmaceutical prescriptions to be observed.

Health screening was conducted on staff and those with various degrees of visual challenges were given eyeglasses.

LSPWC men at work with the state of the art equipment

As the year started with the escalation of the heinous COVID-19, this situation will no doubt require the management to be at its wits end in achieving the result.

As it is often said that when the sea remains calm, every one sails ashore with no much ado but it is in turbulent times we see dynamite of sailor.

2020 had unwittingly provided the preliminary framework for LSPWC management, the new strain of COVID-19 and its instigated lockdown, will surely not scuttle its strategy to deliver in 2021.

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