Lagos — GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Tuesday, said the first section of the 10-lane Lagos-Badagry Expressway will be completed this June.
This came as the governor flagged-off the track work of the blue light rail at Alaba Suru, Coker-Agunda Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of the state.
Fashola who spoke during an inspection of the projects across the state, noted that the level of work on the National Art Theatre and Alaba-Mile 2 rail stations were in advance stage.
According to him, "in order to finish the road, the contractor did not go on vacation during the festive period, all these are geared towards ensuring that the project is delivered on time for residents' use."
The governor explained that the first section of the road which begun from National Theatre, Orile-Iganmu to Mile 2 Bus Stop Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, would be fully completed with the tracks laid.
He said "While the construction work continues on the rail project from Orile-Iganmu to Marina, the expansion work on the road from Mile 2 to Okokomaiko will also be intensified. This is what we do with the loan collected by the state government.
We don't use our loan to pay salaries and other recurrent expenditure; all we do with our loan is to provide capital projects that would benefit the residents."
Fashola declared that "when the project is completed, the state would be at par with other major cities of the world."
The governor added the type of transport system he desired for the state was that in few years, his "dream transportation system would have begun to manifest in the state."