Lagos State governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu has guaranteed to see to the elimination of gridlocks on streets if chosen as governor in the 2019 elections.
“I have come up with five levels of plans called the five pillars. The first one is traffic management and transportation, we are going to be heavy on that. I have done a study in the last six weeks, people have complained a lot about traffic management,” Sanwo-Olu said amid a meeting on Channels Television breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.
Traffic gridlock has stand an immense test in Lagos State particularly amid the rainy season & the merry period. In many cases thieves use this opportunity of the gridlock to ransack drivers and passengers.
Apart from the security test it represents, the gridlocks additionally have a noteworthy financial effect. As indicated by reports, $10 billion is lost every year because of the infamous gridlock around the Apapa area of the state.
Sanwo-Olu stated that if chosen as the governor, he will deal with the test of gridlock in Lagos by setting up different rules both easy & complicated.
He clarified that while traffic keeps on being on a high on Lagos streets, he had distinguished how best to abolish traffic on Lagos streets.
He stated, “We have identified a lot of gridlocks that we are going to be solving. Some are very easy to solve while some are very humongous. We will put in structures as little as reducing roundabout, putting traffic lights, to difficult measures as physically taking away somethings that are impeding traffic.”
“Traffic and transportation is one the pillars, the next one is what we call environment and health,” he said.
He likewise uncovered the arrangement to wipe out terrible border roads, particularly among Lagos & Ogun State.
As indicated by him, one of the significant terrible border roads which will be settled is the Lagos-Badagry expressway which he portrayed as a West African transnational road.
“One of the major plans we have is the Lagos-Badagry express road which is not just an intercity because it cuts across Agbara and going towards the Seme-border. It is also a West-African transnational road. The road is such an important corridor that we are going to fix.”
He stated that Lagos State Government under his organization would work together with Ogun State Government to manage difficulties of border roads among the two states.
In his words, “Regarding all other state border roads, it is for us to have collaboration with Ogun State government and say let’s look at the budget, this road 5km goes into your own state, 7km goes into my own state, let’s check the numbers, what are the trade-offs? Who has the comparative advantage?,”
“Who is collecting revenues on these corridors? I might be a bigger brother because I probably have a bigger budget. So, we deal with it and solve it.”
Sanwo-Olu, a 3 time commisioner in the state, said his resume was rich abundantly to give answers for bigger difficulties in the state.