Sanwo-Olu restates commitment to seaport project in Badagry
No rift with governor, says deputy
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his administration’s commitment to the seaport project in Badagry. Sanwo-Olu made this known yesterday at the Badagry Integrity Awards (BIA) 2019 organised by Badagry Parrot Prints and Publication in Badagry.
According to the governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Solomon Bonu, Badagry has been identified for this project for the past four years.“We are still talking to the Federal Government to perfect the deal because as at today, the heart of Lagos is congested and we need to decongest it.
“Badagry has the land and we are still praying the Federal Government to listen to us, so that the project will start on time.“We are willing to do everything humanly possible to let the project start,” he said.
Bursar, Lagos State Polytechnic and chairman of the event, Maumo Jinadu, in his keynote address, urged the Federal Government to resuscitate the seaport project’s plan and make it a reality. Jinadu said that the project would help the development plan of Badagry and Lagos.
The construction of the seaport in Badagry, according to him, is key to the development of the town.He said the award was in recognition of his 27 years of work experience in Lagos Polytechnic, adding that the organiser did not request any money.“It is a merit award and no monetary value is attached to it; it is not an award bought with money,” he maintained.
The publisher, Parrot Prints and Publication, who organised the award, said the criterion used in selecting the awardees was performance.“We do not reward people who won election, but we went into the field and looked at the performance evaluation of people before giving them awards,” he said.Zosu expressed gratitude to the people who had been behind the success of the publications for over 10 years.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among the awardees were Bonu, Jinadu and Mr. Mobolaji Ogunlende, the founder of Real Acts of Kindness (RAK), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Badagry.Other awardees were the president of Badagry Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA), Alhaji Fatai Shokunbi; and the Coordinator, Lagos State Neighbourhood Corps in Badagry, Mrs. Ronke Ogabi, They also included a Radio Nigeria reporter, Mr. Temitope Ajayi.