Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday said his administration and the All Progressives Congress have been delivering on electoral promises made to Lagosians.
The governor, however, said that the same could not be said of the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled Federal Government, which had not been able to fulfil many of its promises, including the construction of the Second Niger Bridge.
Fashola spoke during the inauguration of the 2.18 kilometres Glover Road in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
The governor noted that the inauguration was the fulfillment of the promise made during the inauguration of the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, where he promised to upgrade some roads in Ikoyi.
He added that Glover Road was the first to be upgraded.
He said, “Other roads being upgraded by the government in Ikoyi include First Avenue and Ikoyi Club, among others.
“But the Federal Government has not been able to deliver on its promises. When our administration built the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, which is a masterpiece, the opposition party said it was too expensive.
“We used the same contractor they have been using to achieve result. We used Julius Berger to build that bridge while the Federal Government, with the same contractor, has not been able to build the Second Niger Bridge”.
Gov. Fashola noted that if the road was properly maintained, it would last for between 30 and 50 years.
The road had integrated pedestrian and bicycle lanes.
Speaking at the commissioning, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Kadri Hamzat, said the bicycle lane was government’s attempt at tackling climate change while also ensuring that residents could make lifestyle changes that would further enhance their health status.
Hamzat noted that the use of bicycle would reduce carbon emission just as it would help keep the body in shape.