Thursday, June 1, 2017

Relief As The Acting President sidelined Babatunde Fashola.

It was celebration galore yesterday as the Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo took a decisive step concerning the International Airport road, Oshodi Lagos.

The Professor literally side-lined constitutionally provision and the Minister of Power, Works, And Housing, Ex - Governor Babatunde Fashola. It was a great relief to the Governor Ambode led Lagos state government as the Acting President granted the state a go ahead to construct the lingering Oshodi - International Airport road which has been a source of concern to visitors and commuters.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode speaking through the Secretary to the State government, Mr Tunji Bello, commended the Acting President for his kind consideration and speed of action. The Lagos state government had in the past complained over frustrations suffered from neglect by the Minister, Babatunde Fashola.

The Governor, in his word, said: “We are very appreciative of the good gesture of His Excellency, the Acting President, for acceding to our request, which is not only very timely, but a very heart-warming one. Posterity will never forget this genuine developmental action".
He added that, with the upgrading of the International Airport road, which is the gateway to the nation’s commercial nerve centre, the country will attract new investments.

He described present state of the road as a national disgrace that required immediate attention, to salvage the nation’s image.

He pointed out that the Lagos State government presently has a design for the reconstruction of the road, as well as the funds to embark on the project.
He promised to hit the ground running and begin construction of the Airport road within two weeks, and finish same within a period of six months.

Besides, the Governor also implored the Federal Government, to avail the State of the N2 billion appropriated for the Airport road, in the 2017 National Budget, to carry out the project.

In his reaction Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the delay was occasioned by the Memoranda of request which has not reached final stage.

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