Eye on Ambode: Governor inspects project sites, Senate Committee on Marine Transport visit Lagos

As we keep our watchful eye on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, this weekend again, we bring you a recap of some of his activities during the week and it appears the governor gave a lot of time to supervising infrastructural projects.

On Thursday, Governor Ambode paid an inspection visit to the ongoing Lagos-Badagry expressway expansion project. At the visit, the governor assured that the project will be completed by 2019.amb-1

He reiterated his commitment to boosting the economy of the state and said that the project was one of those that will bring progress to the East axis of the state. He also commended the contractor, Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for the impressive work that has been done so far.amb-4

The expansion project is to accommodate 10 lanes and will allow a rail track on the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

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The governor also visited the stretch of link road from Agbelekale off Ekoro Road to Abesan Estate via Church Street, Giwa and Aboru, here he instructed that the project be completed in the first quarter of next year.

On Tuesday, members of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport paid a courtesy visit to Governor Ambode at the State House in Alausa. pix-6925

The team led by the Chairman of the committee, Senator Sani Yerima was in Lagos to perform oversight functions of federal institutions in the state.

Governor Ambode used the visit as an opportunity to harp on the Lagos Special Status bill recently thrown out by the senate. He said, “we want you to try and help us to have a re-look, a re-think and then think more of Nigeria in the bill rather than of Lagos because that is what that one percent assistance will address and then tends to create the image of the kind of commercial capital we want Lagos to be.” pix-7019pix-7031

Senator Yerima thanked the governor for doing such a great job in the state and for the pursuit of turning Lagos into a mini Nigeria. He also pledged the support of the Senate towards the success of projects.

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