LAGOS ASSEMBLY SEEK RESPITE FOR BADAGRY RESIDENTS

Lagos State House of Assembly as part of its statutory responsibilities through the Public Accounts Committee (State) sort for a relief for the people of Badagry on the state of the roads in Badagry.

The Committee made the plea during the Year 2019 Consideration exercise of Auditor General’s Report of the Account of Lagos State MDA’s.

A member of the Public Accounts Committee (State) Hon. Setonji David representing Badagry II, called on the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to urgently find palliative measures on Lagos- Badagry Expressway. According to the Lawmaker “it took me four hours from Badagry to Ikeja despite the fact that i left home at 5am to beat the traffic”.

Hon. Setonji said the roads are no longer motorable and it is becoming unbearable to the people of badagry. He therefore urged the Commissioner for Transportation Mr.Fredric Oladeinde to prioritise the badagry axis in the list of roads to work on.

The Commissioner for Transportation Mr. Fredric Oladeinde while responding to the plea of the House, assured Lagosian through the Commitment of the Babjide Sanwo-olu’s led Administration to tackle the bad Roads in Badagry.

The Commissioner said that Roads leading to Badagry and within Badagry have been awarded to contractor and made a promise that positive changes will be recorded in that axis of Lagos State.

The Commissioner also stated that the present Administration is looking at all the possible options of road, water and eventually rail transportation on the Badagry axis. Mr.Oladeinde further said the BRT lane is already in the pipeline and will come to fruition in no distant time.

Chairman of the Committee, Hon.Saka- Nurudeen Solaja commended the Ministry of Transportation for the performance in the budget. He However urged them to endeavour that all parts of Lagos benefits from the three options of road, water and Land transportation and further urged that the reward for good work is to do more.

Recall that the House Committee on Public Accounts began the 2019 Auditor General’s Report Considerations earlier this week.

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