Ambode commends Fashola for serving Lagos meritoriously

Welcome Home! Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (right) with the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, during the Minister’s courtesy visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja, yesterday

It was a warm homecoming for former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, when his successor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, not only joyously received him at the Lagos House, Ikeja, but also lauded him for his achievements during the eight years he spent as governor of the State.

Speaking when he received Fashola and some top officials of the Ministry at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Ambode described the visit as historic, the first time since he left office.

“The last 18 years has been so dramatic and historic in terms of the growth and development that we have seen in Lagos, commencing from 1999 when Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu came into office and the eight good years spent by you and the two years we have done. So, obviously, there is a remarkable change between 1999 and now,” Governor Ambode said.

The Governor also pledged to expand the existing collaboration with the Federal Government for the benefit of all.

Earlier, Fashola who described the visit as home-coming for him, said he had come with his team to Lagos as part of a nationwide project monitoring exercise to inspect the job done so far on Federal Government projects.

He assured that the Ministry had made representations to the Federal Executive Council on modalities to pay debts owed State Governments, including Lagos State for rehabilitation of federal roads over the years, saying that the debts would be paid through bond instrument.

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