Lagos light rail will be functional by December, says Ambode

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (left), with Lead Consultant, Investment Promotion and Competitiveness, Mr. Andrew Thorburn (right), during the 5th Lagos Corporate Business “A+ Meets Business” at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday restated his administration’s commitment to ensure that the Blue Line of the Light Rail Project is up and running by December 2016.
Ambode, who spoke at the 5th Lagos Corporate Assembly, a forum for public-private sector engagement held at the Banquet Hall of Lagos House, Ikeja, while responding to questions from captains of industries and members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS), debunked claims that work had stopped on the first phase of the project connecting Mile 2 to CMS, saying the allegation was totally untrue.
“The truth is, you might not see the contractors but they are actually working on the waters for now and by December this year, the project will start running. So, work is seriously ongoing,” Governor Ambode assured.
He said that government was also about concluding on the channelization of the waterways in Lagos to improve on water transportation so as to encourage investors and reduce the pressure on the road networks in the state.
He assured members of the OPS as well as would-be investors that the state is more than willing and ready to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive with the overall aim of improving on the socio-economic wellbeing of the citizens.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), discussing with his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Oluranti Adebule (left), during the 5th Lagos Corporate Business “A+ Meets Business” at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Source:: PM Newspaper