Is Fashola’s minister position a blessing to Lagos? Governor Ambode thinks so…
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has described the ministerial portfolio of the ex-governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) as a blessing to the state.
He said this on Thursday, Nov. 19, while delivering a keynote address at the Lagos Business School Alumni Conference.
Ambode noted that Fashola as the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, will ease the actualization of his administration’s plans for infrastructural development in the state.
He said, “We are privileged to have my predecessor in office at the center in charge of Works, Power and Housing. This effectively means we have a synergy between Lagos and the Federal Government to accelerate and actualize our current plans for infrastructural development,” he said.
Ambode stated that part of his priorities is finding a lasting solution to daily traffic problems in the state.
“Dealing with the terrible traffic problems that afflict so many Lagosians on a day to day basis is my key area of focus in relation to infrastructure. Our problems with traffic have to be improved. It is harmful to the quality of life of too many people in our city.
“Lagos will continue to grow and as we are more successful, the population will of course grow more quickly, generating more demand for traffic. We are looking at the potential of rail and water-based systems, repair the roads and work with the private sector to deliver the projects.
“We are putting in place the finances we need to enable us make our plans a reality,” the Governor said.