SELF APPRAISAL IS THE KEY TO SELF DEVELOPMENT.

I have been in argument with so many people in recent times over the level of decadence in LAGOS state presently that confirmed the kind of low ebb performance of the man at the helm of affairs.

In the course of argument,I realised that the led do more evil to leadership than what we think our leaders are doing.

Flimsy excuses and lean defence were made on behalf of our leaders that made someone to keep thinking how our society has become compromised to the level of moral and intellectual decadence.

Reading the caption on “Pulse Nigeria” yesterday about how the present Lagos State government agreed that his performance is below expectation.

This confirmed that he is a leader that listen to himself and his level of reasoning is human.

This sorts of self appraisal is rare in this part of the world,and it is what is needed for self discovery that would attract self development that is needed for a leader to perform to the expectations expected from them at any point in time.

With the kind of experience I had recently,I realised that it is better for any leader that wants to perform well to take time to listen and peruse over whatever people that are tagged Wailers are pushing across in reality and on virtual space—social media.

Many of the so called hailers and supporters are enemies of progress that open their eyes but refused to see and listen to the voice of reasoning.

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat need to buckle up and study the templates Fashola maximised in making LAGOS State a toast of other states when he was at the helm of affairs.

Lagos needs a change in every facet of human and material development.

Infracstructures are in bad shape and it will be better for all of us to address this lacuna on time so that residents will understand that Lagos State has started becoming what it ought to be as a State that is practically on the move to be among the best place on earth where people can stay as a normal human being.

Notwithstanding, someone needs to appreciate Sanwo-Olu for being mature in owing up to himself that his performance is below expectation for now.

We hope that changes will surface gradually.

Wailers should continue wailing.

Hailers should have a change of mind.

As for me,I will always wail for good governance and better performance.This will forever be my contribution to humanity as long as I am living.

 

©mlstcommunications 2019

How Lagos Residents carried placard in protest over bad roads.

Residents of Kirikiri town have lamented hardship caused by the bad condition of Karimu Road, in the Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

The residents claimed that the companies in the community neglected the road and failed in their corporate social responsibility.

They identified the companies trading in the community as Techno Oil and Gas Limited, Fatgbems Oil, Sam Star Nigeria Limited, Bovas Oil, Chisco Energy, Best Staff Construction Company, Kam Wire Nigeria Limited, Bolingo Nigeria Limited, Ratel Engineering Limited, Bao Yao Nigeria Limited, Reynold Nigeria Limited, among others.

 

The protesting residents, including women and youths, carried placards with different inscriptions indicating the bad state of the road and adjoining streets.

The woman leader of the community, Florence Nnakife, said the gridlock caused by the road had led to the death of many residents.

She said, “This protest is long overdue. Some of our children can no longer go to school; the ones that go to school struggle to get there because their school buses no longer ply the road because of its bad state.

“We are suffering. About two weeks ago, a young boy lost his life. He had been sick and became unconscious, so his family decided to take him to Hilton Hospital in the Berger area. They were on the way when they ran into gridlock caused by the bad road. The boy died in the car.

“We want the road to be fixed. We want the trucks plying this road to be diverted to another route because they cause gridlock. Sometimes, we pass under the trucks to enter our houses. We want all these to stop.”

The youth President of the community, Popoola Odoji, alleged that the companies, despite being notified of the hardship, feigned ignorance of their plights.

 

He added that the residents were determined to voice out their aggression to get a solution.

“We have spent over N70,000 writing letters and we have also had a series of meetings with the concerned companies, but they have been promising us that they will do something, but nothing was done. So, the elders, women and youths in the community decided to protest. We have decided that if they don’t do the road, we will prevent them from working,” Odoji said.

The Chief Security Officer of the community, Doherty Olukoya, while urging the companies to improve the condition of the road through its CSR, appealed to the government to respond to the plights of the residents.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the companies in the community established the Depot Owners Association to facilitate CSR projects to improve the condition of the community.

The Secretary, Depot Owners Association, Simeon Anabor, denied the claim that the companies abandoned their CSR to the community.

He noted that the association had sent its technical committee to assess Karimu Road and the palliative measures that could be put in place.

He said, “If the residents are saying that we have abandoned our CSR, it is very unfair because the association constructed Kadoso Road, constructed drainage channels in the community and offered employment opportunities to youths in the community.

“The challenge is the economic downturn that has affected the oil sector and made operations very difficult. Most of the depots there are not operating and that is why they have not been able to put funds together because constructing the road is a capital intensive project.

“Over N50m was spent on constructing Kadoso Road. Because of low economic activities, the companies did not have the money to undertake the construction of Karimu Road. The association has been in charge of maintaining all these roads for over five years now.

“The association has sent a technical committee to assess Karimu Road to see what could be done in terms of palliatives. We also appeal to the state and the Federal Government to come to our aid.”

 

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WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO THE SPATE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN LAGOS?

As Lagos State is the only metropolitan and cosmopolitan city in Nigeria and it has been a State that has been known for her large population with the largest booming economy in Nigeria having an internally generated revenue that is far above that of other States in Nigeria.

 

 

 

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As Lagos state is just like every other community across  the length and breadth of the world bedevilled by one challenge or the other,one cannot in anyway look down on the effect of one of the worst challenge been faced by residents of Lagos which has been a known challenge but the solutions to it is still far fetched.

 

As Lagos State is ascribed to be Largest economy in sub-saharan Africa,one needs to consider the impact of a City that is working and functioning in accordance to what is been experienced in other Cities of the world.

 
The recent realities by commutters in Lagos State especially in the rush hours of the day is becoming quite overwhelming and it is a pointer to the fact that we are yet to achieve the desired dream of a developed city that can stand at par with other developed cities in the world.

 

No doubt about it,many methodologies and approaches have been applied to douse the effect of traffic congestion in Lagos State but little has been achieved with solutions along the line of construction of good roads and maintenance.

 
One could observed that it has been much ado about nothing.

 
Then,this demand a kind of change in methodologies and approaches that might be a way out of this socio-economic syndrome that is making the existence of many to become unbearable.

 
Some of the approaches needed  to solve the challenge of traffic congestion in Lagos State might be:

 
1.Expansion of Hinterland Roads:Hinterland roads in Lagos are narrow and there is need for many to be expanded.
2.Urban and regional Planning  Departmentof each Local Government Authorities in Lagos State should do the needful in being professional in the discharge of their duties.Residents must be enforced to adhere to the planning arrangement of the City.
3.Ministry of works and housing in Lagos State have a lot to do in ensuring that our roads are worthy of use.This can be achieved when there is a periodical mainteneance arrangement for roads constructed at one point in time.

 
4.Infracstructues in Lagos surbubs should be upped with provision of relevant infracstructures to this areas which might end up discouraging many residents from lobbying to find a place or a space in the City centres.
5.The need for light rail should be looked into so that the large fleets of cars on our roads can fizzle out.How can a city of almost 30million people have no functioning rail way system.It is a form of deliberate punishment for the entire residents of Lagos State whereby there is no efficient rail service that could cater for the teeming populations of commutters in the entire state.
6.There should be a periodical system of road maintenance across the length and breadth of the state.This should be quarterly carried out.Construction of good roads are good in itself but it becomes better when there is arrangement for maintenance of such facilities which must be adhered to and followed up as a form of statutory responsibility.
7.A particular department in every Local Government should be saddled with statutory responsibility of maintaining drainages because bad drainages constitutes immensely to road damage.Many of the damaged roads in Lagos State can be seen to have been affected by poor or bad drainage system that are weak in accommodating the flow of waters from one point to another which end up discharging such surface water to wash away roads been constructed.

 

8.Ther should be implemetation of strict environmental Laws that will be designed to protect the environment from indiscriminate dumping of waste and refuse into the water bodies through the drainage system provided by the government becuase this has a way of blocking the drainage system with water pushing its way through the surface of the roads constructed by government thereby weakling the tarmac ending in the dilapidation of roads contructed.
Having some of these being put into consideration will go a long way in enhancing the overall development of the State,infracstructure provided will be protected and the the cost of living with the cost of doing business in Lagos State would end up been convenient for residents of Lagos State.

 

To an extent,if some of these are put in place,the issue of traffic congestion in Lagos State might fizzle out gradually to a large extent which will make commutting in Lagos to be a jolly ride as it is expected to be.

 

©Mlst communications 2019.

THE SPATE OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN LAGOS.

The recent realities by commutters in Lagos State especially in the rush hours of the day is becoming quite overwhelming and it is a pointer to the fact that we are yet to achieve the desired dream of a developed city that can stand at par with other developed cities in the world.

No doubt about it,many methodologies and approaches have been applied to douse the effect of traffic congestion in Lagos but little has been achieved with solutions along the line of construction of good roads and maintenance.

One could observed that it has been much ado about nothing.

Then,this demand a kind of change in methodologies and approaches that might be a way out of this socio-economic syndrome that is making the existence of many to become unbearable.

 

 

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Some of the approaches needed might be:

1.Hinterland roads in Lagos are narrow and there is need for many to be expanded.

2.Urban and regional planning of each Local Government Authorities in Lagos State should do the needful in being professional in the discharge of their duties.

3.Ministry of works and housing in Lagos State have a lot to do in ensuring that our roads are worthy of use.

4.Infracstructues in Lagos surbubs should be upped.

5.The need for light rail should be looked into so that the large fleets of cars on our roads can fizzle out.How can a city of almost 30million people have no functioning rail way system.

6.There should be a periodical system of road maintenance across the length and breadth of the state.This should be quarterly carried out.

7.A particular department in every Local Government should be saddled with statutory responsibility of maintaining drainages because bad drainages constitutes immensely to road damage.

To an extent,if some of this is put in place,the issue of traffic congestion in Lagos State might fizzle out gradually to a large extent which will make commutting in Lagos to be a jolly ride as it is expected to be.

 

©Mlstcommunications 2019

“Nobody will be allowed to maim, kill or commit other crimes and escape.—PMB.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, July 6, pledged his administration’s continued political will and determination towards ridding the country of insurgency and other forms of criminalities.
Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, made the promise at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week at Ikeja Cantonment Parade Ground, Lagos, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Nigerian Army Day Lagos is an annual event held every July 6, since 1976, in honour of the Nigerian Army with the theme;

 

‘Professionally Responsive Soldering:A Panacea for Successful Military Operations’.

 

The president said that the security challenges in the country were being tacked in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The challenge for us is to recognise this sick extremism of Boko Haram for what it is and form alliances across faith, ethnicities, to destroy an evil that confronts us all. We will continue to demonstrate the political will and determination towards ensuring that our land is rid of insurgency and that criminality is kept at the barrest minimum.

“There are also other situations of insecurity in our midst, the Fulani Herder and farmer conflicts, random killings, banditry and kidnapping. In different parts of the country, there are challenges that the army has had to intervene in, in many occasions.

 

“We assure all Nigerians that this challenges are been seriously tackled by the federal government working with the states through a multi-pronged approach, working with the Nigerian Army and all our security forces and law enforcement agencies.

“Nobody will be allowed to maim, kill or commit other crimes and escape. It is our duty to apprehend and punish these criminals and we are doing that and we will continue to do so.”

Buhari urged the judiciary to ensure timely dispensation of justice in the cases of arrested bandits.

 

According to him,

“Several bandits’ hideouts and camps have been destroyed and hundreds of arrests have been made. It is now up to our Judiciary to ensure that justice is meted out, not just comprehensively, but in a timely manner.”

The president said his administration would intensify efforts to bring back the remaining Chiboks girls, Leah Shuaribu and others who were still in captivity.

According to him,

 

“We want to reassure the affected families and friends that this administration will not relent in its efforts to bring back all the remaining girls including Leah Shuaribu, who has become a postal child for the heinous activities of Boko Haram insurgency. We will reunite them with their families and friends by the Grace of God.”

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari directed immediate reinforcement of the security architecture to Katsina state, and the prosecution of those involved in the conflict.

The president commiserated with families that lost loved ones in the attacks from herdsmen, assuring the state that the security structure would be further strengthened.

 

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Why are roads in Lagos State in a deplorable state presently?

It was while I was on my way out on Saturday that I noticed in clear term how deplorable roads in Lagos State are.

The deplorable states of roads in Lagos State presently is mind-blowing and mind-boggling having waves of disturbance that makes commutting from one point to another difficult and discouraging.

Drivers are always in a tug of wars to manage and prevent their cars from gullied pot-holes while passengers always feel the pain of cars bumping into deep potholes in their bodies.

Since,we are in the rainy season,when you alight,it becomes a serious issue to know where you can put your legs in order not to mistake a drainage for a road path.

 

While some people have been fortunate navigating their paths, others have been unfortunate to have themselves mistaken a drainage for a free path and they end up having their bodies deep inside the deep and dirty drainages.

The state of roads in Lagos State presently demands that a state of emergency should be declared because it is an eye-sore to a state that pride itself as the state of excellence.

The present administration needs to rise up to this challenge and ensure that a new approach to road construction and road maintenance is established whereby every nooks and crannies of the entire state will be covered and catered for.

The socio-economic effects of the deplorable state of roads in Lagos State is beyond what a reasonable government can overlook.

 

Bad state of road deflates the level of productivity that will move the economy of any state forward.

When it becomes difficult for residents in the hinterland to link the centre of the state through good transportation system,such a state needs to check their priorities because it creates a situation whereby small and medium scale businesses will be choked and dried up.

“It is quite unbelievable how the rainy season exposes the poor states of roads across the length and breadth of the state”.

 

Many of the roads in Lagos State presently need overhaul from gullied pot holes are scattered on the surface of the roads.

 

The road maintenance arm of the Ministry of Works and Transport with their counterparts in the Ministry of Public Works should rejig their efforts and carried out a mapping of the entire states of roads in the entire state is the first approach because this will enhance all the agencies concerned to have a first hand information of what is necessary to salvage the plight of the masses and commuters plying Lagos roads.

 

 

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Once there is downpour,commutting in Lagos State always become a hard nut to crack with unexpected traffic jams that encourages public transport to sky rocket without any reason which has been the only excuse for the sudden increase in transport fares.

Without any doubt,the news of the ten lane Badagry Express way that was put aside by Ambode administration that was on news yesterday that contractors have started working is a goodnews to the entire residents of Lagos State.

Inspite of this, Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat should sit down and push across another effective and efficient approaches that would make the expectations of residents in Lagos State to believe that they are capable of working efficiently to bring Lagos out of the doldrums of bad roads that can be seen in every nook and cranny of the entire state.

In conclusion,declaring a state of emergency on the deplorable state of roads in Lagos State can never be too much.

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat should do what is right on time.We cannot wait and accept any form of laxity and levity on their paths.

 

 

©mlstcommunications 2019

 

CAN WE DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LAGOS STATE ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT?

I couldn’t hide my feelings and emotions this morning observing that despite the inauguration of a new governor in Lagos State,the issue of waste is still popping on our faces without any solution at sight.

 

At a point,towards the election period,I observed that their was a slight improvement in the collection and general management of waste in Lagos compared to that of last administration.

 

Gradually,the tempo keeps going down and the heaps of waste in our environment became so visible that no one can believe that it will linger till this present moment.

 

There is a need for the new administration of Lagos State under Ssnwo-Olu and Hamzat to take time to understand the dynamics of waste generation in Lagos State accompanied with proper understanding of the mechanism of collection that will guarantee every resident of Lagos a clean environment.

 

 

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Waste management is not as difficult as it is been portrayed but it became effective to and effective when all hands are on deck to salvage our environment from attitude and mentality that portrays it as nothing.

 

Agencies of government that are in-charge should up their games by procuring more resources that will enhance swift collection and management of waste in the entire state.

A dirty environment is a letter bomb that would explode on our faces not forgetting it’s potential to bring about plagues and diseases that might end up consuming the generality of the populace.

 

At this moment,it is expected that more hands in terms of personnel and other official paraphernalia necessary to make Lagos State clean and habitable should be enhanced and ensured.

 

It will not  be bad if a state of emergency is declared in Lagos State on Waste management.

 

Proper waste management will make our world and human environment habitable and eco-friendly.

 

Heaps of dirts and wastes on display at every nook and cranny of the city is a pointer to the fact that residents of Lagos State and those in the corridor of authority and governance are far from seeing what could be the adverse effect of such level of irresponsibility.

 

We cannot afford environmental emergency that would make Lagos State inhabitable for all and sundry.

 

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat should take note.

How another suicide was committed in Lagos.

Days after a student of the Department of Hospital Management at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Laspotech, in Ikorodu committed suicide because of his girlfriend’s decision to jilt him, another has killed herself.

The tragic incident happened at Sedar College, Baruwa, in Ipaja Ayobo area of the state.

 

Confirming the sad incident to newsmen, a statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana stated that the Ipaja police division received a complaint on May 30, at about 6:50p.m from the school that one Favour Ekemedili, a senior secondary school student complained of severe stomachache and was rushed to the sickbay.

“The school bay immediately moved her to Agege General Hospital, which in turn referred her to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where she was admitted for medical attention.

 

“The school authority contacted her parents. She died at about 6:00p.m. while receiving treatment. Her friends who witnessed the incident stated that the stomachache started when the girl took Fan juice.

“On a closer check on the bottle of the juice, it was discovered that the bottle contained Sniper chemicals, not juice.

“The chemical substances were taken for laboratory test. Homicide detectives from the State Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the case,” Elkana stated.

 

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Lagos nearly submerged with heavy downpour.

Lagos residents have already counted their losses following the havoc wreaked on their buildings and properties by early morning heavy rain.
The rain which started in the early hours of Monday, May 20, destroyed houses and properties belonging to corporate bodies and individauls at Oke Eri street, Oworonshoki area of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that some compounds and rooms were also sighted affected by the flood as people’s clothes, chairs and other choices of properties sere all soaked in water.
A building affected by heavy rain at Oke Eri street, Oworonshoki area of Lagos state.

 

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, May 16.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted chances of thunderstorms over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja and Lafia during the morning hours with day and night temperatures of 28 to 39 and 20 to 27 degrees celsius.
It also predicted thunderstorm activities over Abuja, Lafia, Jos, Gombe, Mambila plateau, Ibi, Makurdi and Minna axis later in the day.
The agency predicted that northern states would experience partly cloudy conditions with chances of a few thunderstorm activities over Maiduguri and Gombe in the morning hours.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency on Tuesday, April 30, presented its 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) in Abuja.
The AFO was presented at a workshop for key stakeholders to share knowledge, experiences and international best practices for the benefit of the country.
The minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said the AFO was the 7th in the series with the theme “The Role of Efficient Hydrological Services in National Development” by the agency. Adamu said the AFO would serve as an early warning to people and communities located in and near flood plains and other vulnerable areas.

 

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Mega projects: Ambode has done well –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari had a busy one-day working visit to Lagos State, yesterday, when he inaugurated five iconic projects he affirmed would improve on Nigeria’s infrastructure, particularly in the transport sector.

The projects were the Institute of Maternal and Child Health (Ayknke House), Ikeja; Lagos Theatre, Oregun; Oshodi Transport Interchange; 820 Mass Transit Buses and the International Airport Road, Ikeja.

However, National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lagos Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule and dozens of cabinet members, were conspicuously absent at the events.

 

There were no official reactions from Tinubu and others, just as attempts by Daily Sun to get reactions were unsuccessful, as those contacted to speak on the development refused to comment.

Buhari, who landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, at about 10:45am, arrived Ayinke House, about 15 minutes later.

He was received by his host, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and his counterparts from Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun; Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi; Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi and Adamawa, Jubrila Bindow. Edo State acting governor, Philip Shaibu; Lagos governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat and Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu 1, also received the president, alongside the governor.

Thereafter, the president unveiled the project, and also, toured the facility.

 

He left to commission the Lagos Theatre, in Oregun are a of the state, from where he retired to the Government House, Alausa, with his entourage and visiting governors.

At about 1.18pm, the president, accompanied by the governors, arrived Oshodi to commission the multi-billion transport interchange.

In his address, the president, who expressed delight at the project, said: “I am delighted to be here today (yesterday), to commission three key projects which reflect the drive and success of our administration in pursuing policies and programmes that will positively impact on our citizen.”

He said the interchange, the mass transit medium and high capacity public buses, and the reconstructed Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road, by the state government, will continue to provide high impact projects for the development of infrastructure and opportunities for job creation at all levels.

“This transport interchange, with different terminals, is going to change the face of public transportation. The mass transit buses totalling 820 buses will also move the people of Lagos state in a more comfortable and more efficient manner.”

Buhari added that the projects perfectly align with the efforts of the Federal Government; to improve the country’s infrastructure, especially in the transport sector.

“To complement Oshodi Transport Interchange, the federal government recently approved the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, up to Oworonshoki, and Old Toll Gate, which was last attended to 40 years ago.

“We have recently commissioned new international airport terminals in Port Harcourt and Abuja, as well as the rail lines from Abuja to Kaduna. The Lagos to Ibadan rail line is under construction. Our government will continue to prioritise high impact infrastructure; which will vastly improve the lives of our people,” the president added said.

He thanked the people of Lagos state for their support, for his administration and the APC, and also, commended Ambode for his “satisfactory contribution to the growth and development of the state.”

In his remarks, Ambode thanked the president for his direct influence and support which made the projects a reality.

The governor said it is on record that the state had never enjoyed such measure of support from the federal government as it had done in the last four years.

Ambode said the Murtala Muhammed Airport Road and the U-Turn Flyover would be opened for public use, immediately, while the two flyovers would be open for use from May 10 after the quality assurance work is completed.

Terminal 3 of the Oshodi Transport Interchange will become fully operational on May 1, while Terminals 1 and 2 would become operational by the end of May.

He said the projects were part of his administration’s promise to deliver people-oriented programmes and projects. The governor said the development plan of the state has been positively affected through the projects, including the Maternal and Child Health Centre, popularly known as Ayinke House, which the president commissioned earlier in the day.

“In our promise to deliver people-oriented projects and programmes, a closer look at all the projects indicates that nearly all the different pillars of our development plan as a state have been affected positively through these projects. The Institute of Maternal and Child Health at LASUTH contributes to our health and education sectors simultaneously.

“The Lagos Theatre, Ikeja is about our social development sector while the Oshodi transport interchange and buses come under our transport, infrastructure and commerce sectors. The Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road is an infrastructure development project.

“All these projects together form the thrust of our vision as a government and the end result is to make life better for all our people, irrespective of gender, tribe or political leanings,” he said.

Ambode said his administration invested the second tranche of the Paris Club refund, in addition to the refund by the Federal Government on federal road projects executed by states to the construction of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road and the Oshodi transport interchange, the first of its kind in Africa, while the first tranche of the Paris Club refund to states approved by the president was utilised to pay the 40 percent down-payment for the 820 buses.

“This is our report card, Mr. President. We have used your approval and releases judiciously because, we believe strongly in you, in your leadership and in your vision for our country. This is our modest contribution to the growth and development of our state and to the country in general.

“Mr. President, we believe strongly that the projects being commissioned today (yesterday) are our own modest contributions to the national development of Nigeria. As I said earlier, these projects would not have been possible without Mr. President’s quiet but impactful decision to release the Paris Club refund.”

 

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