The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday denied promising to fix the traffic problem on Oshodi-Apapa expressway within sixty days of his inauguration.
Sanwo-Olu who spoke with newsmen in Abuja after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said he only explained that his government will carry out a review of previous activities on the road within 60 days.
On his closed door meeting with the president, Sanwo-Olu said he met the President on plans to develop Lekki and Badagry seaports in order to decongest the Apapa port.
He also announced that the reconstruction of the stalled Lagos-Badagry Expressway will resume in the next two weeks.
“From time to time, one must also see one’s boss and it is also an honour to have an audience with Mr President. The visit is essentially to brief him on the few initiatives that we are planning to do in Lagos and to get his buy-in and his concurrence.
“Our discussion bothered on areas around development of Lagos and collaboration with the Federal Government that requires His Excellency’s approval and support.
“That is what I have come to brief him about and it is essentially to improve the quality of life and business devein Lagos.”
Ventilating his opinion on the state of the Lagos/Badagry road, Sanwo-Olu said: “I was on that road two days after I was sworn-in and we have gone round. I’ve been there twice now in about two weeks. So, the commitment we got was that the contractors would move into site before the end of this month and I believe that we should be closing out the discussions with the contractor over the weekend.
“We are hoping that barring any unforeseen circumstance, they should move in in another two to three weeks’ time, meaning that the clean-up and the construction of the Badagary expressway returns back in earnest.”
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