Lawmakers Task FG, LASG On Expressway Work

Lagos State House of Assembly

A legislator of the Lagos
State House of Assembly, Mr Olanrewaju Layode, has advised the Federal Government to devise Private Public Partnership (PPP) approach to rehabilitation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Layode, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Housing, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Lagos against the backdrop of the bad condition of the expressway.
He explained that the reconstruction would end losses and suffering on the road.
According to him, if the Federal Government does not have fund to rehabilitate the road, it can seek PPP’s approach in order to boost economic activities in the area.
He said “Motorists and commuters are suffering on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. The road is in a bad condition. The state of the road is an eye sore to the country”.
Layode, who represents Badagry 1 Constituency, said that such an international road should not be abandoned by the Federal Government.
He said that the government was earning huge revenue from Customs duties from goods being brought through the road from other neighbouring countries.
The lawmaker commended the Lagos State Government for the recent palliative measures provided to ease the gridlock and hardship faced by those driving through the road.
The Chairman, House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, representing Badagry Constituency II, Mr David Setonji, also said that the road should put in good shape.
“We want the Federal Government to help us reconstruct the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. As repairs were being done, the rain was sweeping the road away.
“The road is an international route and government is making a lot of money from the road.