Sanwo-Olu to improve on infrastructure in Lagos
The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate (APC), Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to improve quality of lives of all Lagos residents through massive investment in infrastructural provision, if he emerges as the next governor of the state.
Sanwo-Olu gave the infrastructure roadmap of his government last week in Lagos at the End of the Year Dinner and Award Night, organised by the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE), Lagos Chapter.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, an engineer, who was the guest speaker, assured the civil engineers and all Lagosians that his government would invest to boost the already existing facilities as well as initiate new ones across the state.
Hamzat, former Commissioner for Science and Technology as well as Works and Infrastructure, said both his principal, Sanwo-Olu and himself, were not novices in government having been in the system for quite a while.
Speaking on a theme: ‘Bridging The Infrastructure Gap, The Lagos We Know,’ Hamzat said one of the reasons pressure mounts on Lagos infrastructure is the continuous influx of people into the state.
The challenges, Hamzat said were surmountable with innovative approaches and collaboration with every Lagosian, especially, the professional groups, business communities and every man and woman of goodwill.
“Our plan will be to expand and improve on existing infrastructure project. Government is a continuum and we will continue with existing projects to the benefit of Lagos. Our focus remains ‘Towards a Greater Lagos: A Collective Effort,” he added.
On transportation and traffic management, Hamzat said: “Our plan is to build an intermodal transport system by integrating road, rail and water transportation in Lagos to solve the problem of commuting within the metropolis. Therefore, we will move very fast to complete the ongoing Blue Line rail project from Okokomaiko-Marina and in the process prosecute the rehabilitation of Lagos Badagry Expressway and explore the realisation of the railline from Agbado to Marina.
“In preparing for rehabilitating various inner roads, the three asphalt plants will be turned around and made ready to put people to work in order to make our roads motorable throughout the year.”