Amid an annual revenue loss of N1.825 trillion and unprecedented infrastructure decay, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has unveiled strategic interventions to end hydra-headed gridlock that has almost paralysed economic activities in Apapa Central Business District and its environs.
Ambode has equally explained the imperative of reviewing the State Land Use Charge, 2018 upward, which according to him, has become necessary due “to an infrastructure gap of N14.47 trillion the state is facing in almost sectors i.e. transport, water, waste management, roads and drainages.”
He disclosed this intervention at a recent stakeholders’ forum with captains of industry and business executives at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island where he said the state government alongside other stakeholders had worked out strategic intervention to Apapa gridlock to rest.
At the forum, the governor disclosed that the state government “has already started this intervention with rehabilitation of Apapa’s inner-city roads. We will continue with our road rehabilitation programmes in Apapa to provide viable alternative roads for other road users in the entire area.”
While the state government would be committed to road rehabilitation in Apapa, the governor noted that his administration would allow the federal government “to continue with the projects in Apapa. We are in support of these federal projects.” Read more