Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he never made a promise to fix Apapa gridlock in 60 days.
The governor made this statement while responding to questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.
Sanwo-Olu, had on May 18, 2019 reportedly stated that he would end the Apapa gridlock within the first 60 days of his administration.
Sanwo-Olu had said,
“The Apapa trailer issue; it’s a campaign issue, it’s very serious. I’m going to take it very seriously. I believe that it is something that we are going to solve in the first 60 days of our government. Whatever is going to be required of us, we will take them out.
“There is a lot of politics being played around there. But no, it cannot be the way we’ll continue to live. We cannot continue to give excuses.”
The governor however, in an interactive session with reporters, said he never promised to clear the traffic congestion in 60 days and that what he said was that they would review what has been done on Apapa roads in 60 days.
The governor 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.”