Soon-to-be Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the perennial Apapa gridlock in the state was caused by lack of political will, particularly on the part of the federal government to resolve the ugly situation.
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Sanwo-Olu made this remark at the weekend while speaking at dinner in his honour, organised by his former classmates in 1999/2000 MBA class of University of Lagos.
The incoming governor lamented the intractable heavy traffic in the area and accused the government at the centre of not being proactive and playing politics with the road.
He said, “If the government had been forward looking, it would have known that the volume of imports coming through the Apapa Wharf has since out-grown the port. The Apapa trailer issues is very serious. It was a campaign issue, it is a very serious issue. There is a lot of politics being played around it.”
Sanwo-Olu added that his would-be government is up to the task promising to condemn the gridlock to history book within two months.
His word, “But we cannot give excuses. I believe we are going to solve it in the first 60 days. We will take them out.”