Akinpelu appeals to Sanwo-Olu to complete Lagos-Badagry road
Bishop of Lagos Mainland, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Akinpelu Johnson has applauded the administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his cabinet in Lagos State, for not relenting in their efforts in making Lagos State the Centre of Excellence, since his assumption of office as the governor of the state. He gave the commendation while delivering the Synod charge at the 2nd Session of the 5th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Lagos Mainland with the theme: “Amos: A cry for social justice” at the Cathedral Church of St. Jude, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
The cleric, however, tasked the governor to urgently complete the Lagos-Badagry Road, the Ajah-Epe Road and some other major roads in Ikorodu. According to him, the state government’s effort to clear drainages, with a view to reducing damage to the roads and eliminate flooding are being noted.
Akinpelu also appealed to Sanwo-Olu to consider the light rail project that was started by Mr. Babatunde Fashola’s government, but which is moribund since the latter left office. He said its completion would help reduce the hardship commuters experience daily.
The Bishop urged the government to fix streetlights to ward off criminals, as well as revive the Lagos State Water Corporation to enable Lagosians enjoy constant water supply.
Commending the Federal Government’s efforts in the areas of infrastructural development, such as roads and rail projects, the cleric cautioned government against borrowing to fund these projects.