…Expresses Excitement Over Job Opportunities
…Olokoba: ‘Sanwo-Olu’ll Walk His Talk’
A pro-labour organization, Labour and Workers Welfare Advocacy Centre, has commended the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, over his commitment to commence and complete the Fourth Mainland Bridge within the four years of his second tenure in office.
Leader of the Centre, Comrade Omobanke Razak, who made the commendation in Lagos on Tuesday, was reacting to the explanation of the governor on the project, during which he elaborated widely on the features of the bridge, the length, areas to cover and duration of completion, saying that besides the convenience the project would avail the people across the world, it will also assist in the ease of doing business in record time.
Speaking further, the rights activist reasoned that what makes the project of great importance to the Centre is the job opportunities it will create for the teeming youth of not only Lagos State, but also across the country, in particular and the whole world in general, reminding that “our organization’s concern is about the welfare of workers and labour forces as our name implies.”
Razaq added that with the project, Sanwo-Olu cannot be more correct to say that Lagos is set to rise to an enviable height that will take ensure it its pride of place amongst the developed countries in the comity of nations, assuring the governor of the Centre’s total support and cooperation in all his activities throughout his second term, just as “we did in his first term.”
He therefore urged the people and residents of the state to keep appreciating the governor’s good job by reciprocating his good works through cooperation, assistance and total support, saying, “This Sanwo-Olu we know, who has not disappointed us will not disappoint us, because he will want to sustain and maintain the good will he is enjoying from the people.”
Chipping in his comments, the convener of over 70 civil society organizations, CSOs, and National President of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance, CDG, Comrade Razaq Olokoba, expressed the confidence that “since Governor Sanwo-Olu has voiced out his commitment on the project, it has become a done deal.”
Olokoba stated, “In his nature, Sanwo-Olu is an administrator who walks his talk and this one will not be different.”
Olokoba enthused that the governor’s promise that in his second term, Lagos will witness a great deal of dividends of democracy that would make the first term’s performance a child’s play, is a gospel truth, reminding that “we have been vindicated all along that Sanwo-Olu was the person the state needed in 2019 to continue the legacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN; the permutation that has already come to pass.”
Recall that the Lagos State government, through the Office of Public Private Partnerships, sometimes ago announced Messrs CCECC-CRCCIG Consortium as the preferred bidder for the proposed Fourth Mainland Bridge project.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Private Partnerships, Mr. Ope George, during a briefing at the PPP Office in Ikeja, that the Fourth Mainland Bridge, 4MB, Project, which is a proposed Public Private Partnership, PPP, transport infrastructure development, will comprise of the construction and operation of a greenfield tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120kilometre/hour, including the development of adjacent real estates.
He added that when completed, the bridge would become the second longest in Africa, with three toll plazas, nine interchanges, a 4.5-kilometre Lagoon bridge and an eco-friendly environment.
The bridge is also expected to span about 37 kilometres, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and traverse the North West towards the Lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu.
The Special Adviser restated that the bridge will reduce congestion on the existing Carter, Eko and Third Mainland bridges, while opening new areas of the city for future developments.