The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his efforts to complete the State’s rail projects.
The lawmakers also praised the governor for also expanding transportation through the waterways.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement to newsmen by Eromosele Ebhomele, the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa.
The Lagos lawmakers stated that the completion of the projects would ensure a substantial reduction in gridlocks across the state.
Speaking during the sitting, Obasa expressed optimism that the rail projects would be completed by the administration.
“Traffic has become something else and people complain always. The projects are, thus, aimed at relieving people of the harrowing experiences they face on the roads.
“The governor, therefore, deserves commendation,” the Speaker said.
He noted the importance of Opebi-Ojota bridge project that is to be embarked upon by the government.
“This is what our people deserve and we are encouraging the governor to do more, particularly on this rail line issue.
“We have been on this matter since the Jakande era. We wish he (Governor Sanwo-Olu) becomes the ‘lucky boy’ that would see to the completion of the rail projects,” the Speaker added.
Presenting a report on Sanwo-Olu ‘s inspection of some trains in the United States, Gbolahan Yishawu urged that the House continue to do all it takes including approving the necessary funds for the government to complete the Blue and Red Lines of the rail projects to ease traffic.
“It is only a responsible government that would ensure that such wasted hours are reduced to the nearest minimum,” he said.
Supporting Yishawu, his colleague, Hon. Abiodun Tobun, commended the Governor for considering more jetties to expand the waterways transportation.
On his part, Hon. Desmond Elliot, representative of Surulere Constituency 1, described the projects as pointers to the success of Lagos since 1999.
Source: Naija News