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Lagos working steadily towards achieving a Greater Lagos, to lay 4th Mainland Bridge foundation  this year

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Lagos working steadily towards achieving a Greater Lagos, to lay 4th Mainland Bridge foundation  this year

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said all hands are steadily on deck working towards achieving a Greater Lagos that will be a pride of all.

Sanwo-Olu made this known during the 16th Executive/Legislative Parley, with the theme: ”A Consensus Agenda for Rebuilding Lagos”, organised by the Office of Civic Engagement, also revealed, that the government was determined to execute the Fourth Mainland Bridge, as it would improve movement in the state.

”We did not politically promise Fourth Mainland Bridge but we are going to do Fourth Mainland Bridge.

”With your prayers and by the grace of Almighty God, we shall turn the sod and lay the foundation for the building and construction of that Fourth Mainland Bridge before the end of this year.

”We are on course and I am sure that the 37km ring road is on track, which will change the face of transportation and movement in Lagos,” the governor said.

On the two rail projects started several years back, both the Blue Line and the Red Line, Sanwo-Olu said, “We are on course and I am sure that the 37km ring road is on track, which will change the face of transportation and movement in Lagos”.

”It is a commitment that we have given to Lagosians and it is a commitment that we will see will come to fruition because we have finished the financial closure and we are excited about that project,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu said  the theme of the parley, came up as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the EndSARS protest mayhem on the state.

He said that with the level of destruction, there was no alternative than to start rebuilding Lagos.

All stakeholders in the development and growth of Lagos State, according to him, have to come together to share experiences and proffer solutions.

”In the next 48hrs, we shall be sharing ideas on how best to reposition Lagos, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, and of EndSARS destruction on one hand, and developing strategies to forestall youth restiveness on the other hand.

”As a government, we need to scale up our activities and work as a team so that we can continue to discharge our responsibilities with the ultimate goal of meeting the yearnings and aspirations of our people,” the governor said.

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