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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Orders Fixing of Bad Portions on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with his Special Adviser on Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass (3rd left) and Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson (middle) during his inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with his Special Adviser on Lagos Global, Prof. Ademola Abass (3rd left) and Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson (middle) during his inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday expressed dissatisfaction at the deplorable state of some sections of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, saying the road was too strategic to the economy of the State and therefore cannot be ignored.

Governor Ambode, who made an unscheduled inspection tour of the road while returning from the grand opening of a 70,000 capacity Motorbikes Assembly Plant in Mile 2, directed the State’s Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and other relevant government agencies to immediately move to site and fix the bad portions of the road.

A visibly worried Governor Ambode had stopped his convoy and came down from his vehicles to inspect the bad portions of the road alongside top government officials who accompanied him.

The Governor specifically inspected the bad portions of the road between Berlett and Ilasa, and Cele Bus stop inward Oshodi.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode; Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson and Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya during the Governor’s inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode; Managing Director, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Engr. Abisola Kamson and Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Engr. Adebowale Akinsanya during the Governor’s inspection of the bad portion of Berlett Bus Stop on Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, Lagos, on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Governor Ambode not only directed the officials of the Ministry of Works to immediately move to site, but also ordered that an immediate palliative measure must be put in place to alleviate the sufferings of motorists who have been complaining about the deplorable state of the road through various means.

While addressing some of the crowd that trooped out to welcome him, Governor Ambode said the bad state of the road was of serious concern to him, and that an immediate solution was coming soon.

He said: “The state of this road is just not acceptable. We are going to do something about this place immediately. The Oshodi-Apapa Expressway is too strategic to be left like this.

“I have directed officials of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and other relevant agencies to move to site immediately and see what they can do and also create palliatives in the interim to alleviate the plight of motorists.

“I want to assure the people that I share in the difficulties they are going through using this road and we cannot afford to neglect this road,” he said.

Akinwunmi Ambode on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway_May 2016 3

8 Comments

  1. i no send

    May 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    my working governor ..kudos

  2. Ope

    May 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Too much propaganda,each time a road is about to be fixed,His always just passing,the same thing on the ikotun Rd He was just passing,please just be passing Adeshina street in Ijeshatedo and its environs….your just passing also will help the street…hmmmm just passing…..

  3. teee

    May 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you Jesus. I have to always follow a longer route home cos of the fear a trailer or container would fall on my car on that road.

  4. Asa!

    May 15, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Jesus I Thank you. I was on that road on Friday and swore I would take pictures this week to start an online campaign for its repair. Its a terrible sometin, I tell you. One needs to see it to believe. I hope they work on it fast!

  5. swagg1

    May 15, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Ah!!!, his staff lied that the road was fix and ran into the surprise that it wasnt. Well, Governor, this is the price you pay for having incompetent and brown nosing staff working for you. Makes you wonder how many other roads havent being fixed.

  6. Tosin

    May 15, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    All this personal visitation. Just get the job done. It’s like a sight seeing mission

    • Chu

      May 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      But he has been working hasn’t he?

  7. Pet

    May 16, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Better we expected nothing less.

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