Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has dismissed claims that he promised to solve the Apapa road gridlock within his first 60 days in office.
The governor was reported to have said this during an interactive session with his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set.
Sanwo-Olu meanwhile insisted that he only promised that his government, if elected, would carry out a review of previous activities on the road within 60 days, Vanguard reports.
He disclosed this after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari, Sanwo-Olu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
“Interestingly, some media houses are actually counting down on me. They said that I mentioned, during the campaign, that I was going to clear it (Oshodi-Apapa expressway) 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 dateline, it’s because they want you to do well and they want you to be accountable to those datelines,” he said.
Going further, the governor added that the reconstruction of Oshodi-Apapa road has commenced but yet to attain the level where it can be noticed.
However, speaking on the state of the Lagos/Badagry road, Sanwo-Olu said: “We are hoping that barring any unforeseen circumstance, they should move in in another two to three weeks’ time, meaning that the clean-up and the construction of the Badagary expressway returns back in earnest.”
Many credible news orgnisation including but not limited to The Cable.ng has reported the news of his promise then.