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SocialMediaTrends: Service Chiefs’ decoration; Agege-Pen Cinema flyover – credit to Ambode or Sanwo-Olu?

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The commissioning of the Agege Pen Cinema Flyover project by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu brought SanwoXPencinema to Twitter’s trends list on Friday.

The Pen Cinema Bridge project, which started in 2017 under the previous administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, is about 1.4km long and is expected to ease the incessant gridlock around Iju-Fagba and Lagos-Ota roads.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the governor said the project was in line with his administration’s agenda which targets provision of roads as a critical tool to boost economic growth.

Sanwo-Olu said: “One of the most critical challenges being experienced on a daily basis by residents/road users along the Agege Pen Cinema area over the years is the heavy traffic volume occasioned by the geometric increase in traffic.

“Residents and road users along this area have clamoured for a solution to the suffocating nature of the perennial traffic gridlock occasioned by the huge human and vehicular traffic, flowing through this intersection”.

“To address the challenge of this huge traffic burden, our administration decided to continue with the construction of a Precast and Pre-stressed Reinforced Concrete Dual-carriage Flyover and Ramp, with road works, across the Agege Pen Cinema Intersection which was then at about 20 per cent completion.

”This is in line with the first pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda which targets the provision of roads as a critical infrastructure that will support economic activities,” added the Governor.

Despite the towering accolades the iconic feat had attracted, some critics were of the opinion that the Former Governor Ambode not Sanwo-Olu deserved the applause since the project was the brainchild of the previous administration.

We noted the following comments:

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Service Chiefs

The decoration of the newly appointed Service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house Abuja and his charge to them to adopt the necessary measures to secure the country, made the rounds on social media, Friday.

Nigerians reacted thus:

…By Okiemute Abraham

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