Tuesday, 2 March 2021

LASG Raises Team To Meet FG Towards Rehabilitation Of Badagry Expresway


At the end of the yearly Executive-Legislative Parley of Lagos State Government on continued Reconstruction of Lagos Badagry Expressway;

1. Lagos CONFAB raises 7 - Man Team to meet Federal Government headed by Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.

2. The Committee is expected to give feedback to the State Government within weeks for further action.

3. A resolution was reached to engage the Federal Government on the Long-Drawn-Out rehabilitation work on Lagos Badagry Expressway.

4. FERMA currently announced 88% completion on the ongoing rehabilitation works of a section of the Lagos Badagry Expressway.

5. The Project Contractors (Wizchino Engineering Ltd) are fast-tracking the implementation of the the project from Igboelerin to Agbara according to Mr Rufus Onimisi, FERMA South West 2 Zonal Coordinator.

6. The State Governor, Speaker of the House (State), Speaker of the House of Representatives (Federal) resolved to have discussion on some lingering issues around the reconstruction work on the international corridor.

7. Participants demanded improved protection for Federal and State owned-assets within Lagos.

8. Participants pushed for Massive Investment in the Education, Entrepreneurship and ICT to address youth unemployment and restiveness.

9. Discussion and various ideas on how Lagos can be further secured and transformed to become the logistics and port hubs in Africa were made.

10. The 7 - Man Ad Hoc Committee includes Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat (Chairman), SA to Govenor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser on Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, two Federal Legislators and 2 Legislators in the State House of Assembly.

11. There was a call for an improved protection of Lagos Infrastructure through the installation of digital scanners at all entry points and continuous Investment in security. 

12. As agreed, Local Government Areas should start contributing to Security Trust Fund, rather than leaving it to State Government.

13. Governor Sanwo Olu assured participants of complete implementation of the resolutions.


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