Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has vowed to complete the Blue Light Rail project from Mile 2 to Marina in the next 12 months.
Ambode said this today while inspecting the works done on the rail project. He said that his administration was determined to complete the project at the shortest time possible.
According to him, he decided to inspect the project in order to quickly mobilise the contractor to expedite action so that the project could be completed on time due to its importance.
“What we have come here to do is to specifically ensure that the contractor here is mobilised. It’s also important for us that the contractor takes it as a major priority. The Mile 2-Badagry Expressway is very important to all of us and like we said, it’s a project that we must finish.
“It’s a project that I would like to be completed within the shortest possible time. So I’ll like to see greater work done on the road project itself. On the rail project, like we have said, we are going to mobilise immediately to see that what has been done from Mile 2 to National Theatre is continued to Marina within the next 12 months.
“We should be able to put to use whatever has been done from Mile 2 to Marina. Immediately they commence work on the road project from Mile 2 towards Badagry, once we pass the aspect of Okokomaiko, we should be able to do the Blue Rail from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko,” he said.
Ambode says rain will not stop the progress he wants and therefore calls for the immediate mobilisation of the contractor which he said must increase the pace of work done.
“We’re all going to sit down to make sure that we alleviate the sufferings of our people and that this project will definitely increase the economic activity along this corridor and that is what the government intends to do,” he said.