Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos Sate has urged the Federal Government to urgently mobilize Julius Berger back to the site to rehabilitate the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, to alleviate the robbery and traffic challenges faced by motorists as a result of extreme traffic gridlock.
Ambode spoke after touring Apapa and other areas of Lagos. The Governor also visited Ladipo Market, Isolo and other areas.
“What we’ve done today is to continue the monitoring that we had started about three months ago; going to Apapa and seeing some semblance of improvement, but we are not satisfied with what we have seen. I believe strongly that the Federal Government needs to accelerate the need for the contractor to come back to site.
“We are pleading with the Federal Government to make sure that Julius Berger returns to site and alleviate the challenges that motorists are facing. But so far so good, we have seen some parts of Apapa that are now motorable. We believe strongly that once the bridge is completed, the Container Terminal will be put to use. The Container Terminal can take up to 1000 container vehicles and that in itself will improve on the traffic gridlock in Lagos,” he said.