Governor Ambode Did Not Pay for Lagos rail projects – Sanwo-Olu Claims
Governor Ambode Did Not Pay for Lagos rail projects – Sanwo-Olu Claims – Lead representative Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has said his archetype, Akinwunmi Ambode, neglected to submit assets for rail projects left upon by past lead representatives in the state.
Talking on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, Mr Sanwo-Olu said that since the start of his organization there has been critical improvement in the development of the rail line projects.
“All things considered, tragically, I don’t scrutinize my archetypes however without a doubt for whatever arranging or reasons, he never supported it,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.
“At the point when we returned most recent two years, the project worker has since essentially moved from around 55% to around 93% as far as the actual development of stage 1.”
Responding to the expense of the rail projects, he said “It is a ton of cash, it is above and beyond N100 billion,” adding that it was to a great extent supported by the state government.
As per him, the rail venture will be operational by the last quarter of 2022.
The Lagos light rail network was hailed off in 2003 by the then lead representative, Bola Tinubu. Be that as it may, real work began during the organization of Babatunde Fashola.
Mr Ambode didn’t promptly react to demands for remarks. His previous representative, Habib Aruna, additionally revealed to PREMIUM TIMES he no longer works for the previous lead representative.
A week ago, Mr Sanwo-Olu formally hailed off the development of the Agbado-Marina rail line, otherwise called the Red Line.
“The Blue Line is intended to begin from Okokomaiko, that is Lagos West, it is on the Lagos Badagry Expressway, after LASU, it should come from Okokomaiko to Mile 2, through Orile, take it raised, pass National Art Theater, lastly winds up in Marina. Along these lines, it is 29 kilometers,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said during the Channels TV program.
He referenced that the Blue Line is in two stages, the first from Marina to Mile 2 while stage two is from Marina Mile 2 to Okokomaiko.
He said the Red Line is on the Lagos Central District into the Lagos West and would begin from Oyinbo, interface Ebute-metta, Yaba, Jibowu, Mushin, Ilupeju, Oshodi, Ikeja and Agege, Iju lastly at Agbado giving modular choices to individuals in their every day drive.
The lead representative additionally said the Red Line would have 12 proposed stations and the primary stage would cover Agbado to Oyingbo, with nine stations.
“Well, unfortunately, I don’t criticise my predecessors but indeed for whatever planning or reasons, he never just funded it”
The above statement in quote was governor Sanwo-Olu’s statement confirming to the press that the ex Lagos state governor, Ambode did not fund the Lagos rail way project during his tenure. So guys is up to you. what is your view on this issue……. Please let us know by commenting below in the comment section