Apapa Gridlock: I never made any promise to fix it in sixty days – Sanwo-Olu


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In what appears to be turning back on earlier made promises, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made it known he never promised to solve Apapa gridlock issue in 60 days.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the executive governor of Lagos State, recently made it known that he never made any promise concerning providing solution to the Apapa gridlock crisis within sixty days. You can check back his promise several weeks ago here!

This statement was made by him while providing answers to questions on Tuesday, from State House correspondents in Abuja.

On what feels like the governor is turning back from the promise he made earlier on, he said what has been done on the Apapa roads would be reviewed in sixty days.


The Lagos State governor re-iterated that it is impossible to proffer permanent solution to Apapa gridlock in just 60 days

He said:

"Interestingly, some media houses have actually been counting down on me. They said that I mentioned during the campaign train that I was going to clear it in 60 days. I have mentioned it before, what I said was that in 60 days we would review what was done but that does not take the fact that even if people give you dateline, it’s because they want you to do well and they want you to be able to be accountable for those datelines."

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Governor Sanwo-Olu also commended the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on his role in addressing the issue at Apapa by setting up a task force. The governor believes that a lifelong solution is only possible when there is decongestion in the port.


Trailers contributing to the gridlock at Apapa would be removed according to Governor Sanwo-Olu

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Looks like the Governor has a lot to explain as it is already on record; during an interactive session with his former 1998/99 set classmates at the Executive Masters of Business Administration, University of Lagos, where he made it known that he would put a permanent end to the Apapa gridlock within the first sixty days of his government.

He also said he would remove all trailers having direct effect on the Apapa gridlock crisis, without minding politics involved.

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