The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday made a U-turn on his earlier promise to end the Apapa gridlock within his first 60 days in office.
Sanwo-Olu was at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari to seek support for the development of infrastructure in Lagos.
He said he tabled the issue of the Lekki and Badagry ports before the President for development as possible alternatives to the congested Apapa port.
The governor said Buhari gave “encouraging” responses to the issues he raised.
Speaking with State House Correspondents, Sanwo-Olu said what he promised concerning the Apapa gridlock was a “review” of the multi-faceted efforts being put in place to ease vehicular movement in Apapa at the end of 60 days.
He said, “Interestingly, some media houses are already counting down to the day. They said that I mentioned during the campaign train that I was going to clear it in 60 days. “I have mentioned it before; what I said was that in 60 days, we would review what was done; but that does not take the fact that even if people give you datelines, it is because they want you to do well and they want you to be accountable for those datelines.” According to Sanwo-Olu, clearing the gridlock is one of the issues he discussed with Buhari.
Sanwo-Olu, in another development on Tuesday, urged Lagosians living in Abuja be to be good ambassadors of the State.
He said, “I can only wish our people that reside in Abuja well, Nigeria is big for all of us. My advice is just for them to be law abiding, to continue to reflect the spirit of Lagos; continue to be good ambassadors of state.”