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17 December 2019

Lagos State Government Sets December Twenty-twenty for Completion of Blue Rail Line

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga omotosho says the state government will complete and test run the blue rail line project by December 2020, maintaining that the state is committed to providing intermodal transportation.

Omotoso who stated this at the briefing on two hundred days in office said work was also at an advanced stage on the Red Line from Agbado/Iju to Oyingbo, even as he disclosed that the construction of proposed fourth Mainland Bridge might soon commence as concessionaires were now showing interest in the project.

The Commissioner said one hundred and sixteen roads had been rehabilitated while another one hundred and thirty-nine roads would be rehabilitated in the coming days.

Omotosho noted that rehabilitation of infrastructure of both Primary and Secondary schools were ongoing in Lagos adding that teachers were being trained to be able to use technology to do their jobs

Meanwhile, Omotosho assured that property owners around the Adiyan Waterworks project axis would be compensated saying that a cheque of six hundred million Naira had been signed by Governor Sanwo-Olu.

He said a very important step taken within the two hundred days of Sanwo-Olu in office was the resuscitation of the Adiyan Waterworks, Phase Two, adding that the water treatment plant project, with a production capacity of seventy million gallons per day, was in collaboration with Ogun State Government.

Lagos State Government says it will continue to support science, and create an enabling environment through policies and initiatives.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was represented at the occasion by the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Fahm, gave the assurance today at the opening of Science and Technology Camp 2019, at Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo, Ikorodu Lagos.

The Governor said the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration called for inclusive scientific research towards enhancing good governance and improving the skills and knowledge of citizens in making informed decisions.

Sanwo-Olu observed that the creative thinking capacity of youths can be expressed and productively harnessed through encouragement, capacity building and maximization of potentials such as being provided at the camp.

Earlier in his welcome address, the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Fahm, who spoke through his Permanent Secretary, Segun Adeniji, said the three hundred students in the camp were selected through competitive tests among students from both private and public schools in Lagos.


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