Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have applauded the governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his commitment to bringing the Red Line project to reality during his administration.
The lawmakers applauded the governor during plenary on Tuesday when Hon.Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa 2) gave a preliminary report on the governor’s effort in completing the acquisition deal for the Lagos Red Line rail project in the United States.
They expressed delight at the assiduousness in which Sanwo-Olu handled the Red Line project which was conceptualized since the administration of Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Yishawu stated that the acquisition was a welcome idea as transportation in the state with its SMART City Status goes beyond cars and buses.
“The trains are necessary strategic interventions that are being deployed to tackle the difficulties and the governor deserves commendations for not dropping the ball on the transportation sector,” said Yishawu.
In his contributions, Hon. Tobun Abiodun (Epe 1) said that Sanwo-Olu has touched lives of residents from the procurement of the trains to the installation of jetties especially in the Epe Division.
Tobun pleaded with the governor to do more for his constituency.
Stressing the governor’s dedication to the state, Hon. Lukmon Olumoh (Ajeromi-Ifelodun 1) noted that he had worked immensely in promoting the THEMES AGENDA of the state.
Olumoh thanked the House of Assembly for passing the Lagos State Transportation Reform Sector law and all necessary bodies complying with its implementation.
On his part, Hon. Desmond Elliot (Surulere 1), described the projects as pointers to the success of Lagos since 1999.
He also commended the Speaker and his colleagues for supporting the executive arm to make things happen for the progress of the state.
The Speaker of the House, Rt (Hon) Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the sitting, said the governor deserved commendation just as he expressed optimism that the rail projects would be completed by the administration.
“Traffic has become something else and people complain always. The projects are, thus, aimed at relieving people of the harrowing experiences they face on the roads.
“The governor, therefore, deserves commendation,” the Speaker said.
He further noted the importance of Opebi-Ojota bridge project that is to be embarked upon by the government.
“This is what our people deserve and we are encouraging the governor to do more, particularly on this rail line issue.
“We have been on this matter since the Jakande era. We wish he (Governor Sanwo-Olu) becomes the ‘lucky boy’ that would see to the completion of the rail projects,” Obasa added.