Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has blamed the rainy season for his inability to fix Lagos roads since he got sworn-in.
Lagosians have cited flash flood, dead street lights, potholes, huge traffic and crime as problems they’ve been facing since he mounted office.
Reacting to the cries, Sanwo-Olu revealed that he has been working and that he doesn’t need drums to announce that.
The governor made this known while speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja.
“Part of the things we are trying to resolve…traffic management. Once the rain subsides, real construction can actually start. Because during rainy season, there’s not so much you can do. It’s when the rain stops that you can start heavy construction, get your contractors back on site. It’s when you can do…road rehabilitation and road construction”, Sanwo-Olu said.
“On the Badagry expressway, we’ve given them a whole lot of relief. But people are not talking about it. Another interesting thing is that people are not talking about the Apapa gridlock again. Everyone has forgotten. You don’t see trailers on Eko Bridge any longer. You don’t see trailers on Ijora Bridge any longer. Nobody’s talking about it.
“It’s because we made a commitment and we stood by it. And we want to thank the federal government’s presidential task force which is working with the state government to ensure that we push that traffic to as close to the port as possible.
“These are some of the things that we don’t need to continue to talk about. But that’s why we are in government. We are meant to solve people’s problems and not necessarily begin to carry drums and dancing,” he added.