– Some projects yet to be completed by the Ambode administration include the Pen Cinema Flyover in Agege area of Lagos and the 10-Lane Oshodi-international airport road among others
– Chief Semiu Aderemi, a resident in the Agege area of Lagos, says it is a common knowledge that projects continuity is alien to Nigerian public office holders
– The Lagos state commissioner for works and infrastructure, Adebowale Akinsanya, assures Lagos residents that the current administration will complete the ongoing projects in the state
Some residents in Lagos state have raised concerns over what will happen to uncompleted projects embarked upon by the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode following the failure of the governor to secure the Lagos governorship ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A number of the projects yet to be completed by the Ambode administration include the Pen Cinema Flyover in Agege area of Lagos, which is officially reported that is now at 60% completion stage and the 10-Lane Oshodi-International Airport Road, which is currently at over 50% completion stage, among others, The Tribune reports.
Semiu Aderemi, a resident in the Agege area of Lagos fears that the projects might be abandoned if a new administration assumes office in Lagos state.
“It is a common knowledge that project continuity is alien to Nigerian public office holders. Our fear is what will happen to this project, if Ambode cannot finish it before he leave office next year?” Chief Aderemi said.
Alhaji Moruf Adekunle, a community leader in Shogunle, Oshodi area of Lagos also expressed similar fears that major projects ongoing by the Ambode administration might be abandoned if he leaves office.
“In Epe, the dualization if Itoikin-Epe road that has already marked down for completion next year; the Oshodi-Airport interchange and others, may suffer uncomplimentary fate, if by implication, Governor Ambode fails to complete them before the expiration of his tenure,” he said.
But the Lagos state commissioner for works and infrastructure, Adebowale Akinsanya, during an inspection tour of ongoing projects across the state recently, assured residents that the administration will complete the projects.
“Most of the difficult parts of the work are already ongoing. Overall, we are at about 60 per cent completion stage and right now, we have over 70 major projects ongoing but as can be seen, work is ongoing,” he said.
Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has finally accepted his loss of the gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), conducted on Tuesday, October 2.
The governor congratulating Babajide Sanwo-Olu, winner of the exercise. Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes ahead of the governor who secured 72,901 votes.
Ambode, who appealed to residents of Lagos to give Sanwo-Olu the needed support in the 2019 election said the APC is a great party