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Airport Road repair: Osinbajo gives Ambode go ahead after verbal war with Fashola

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has granted permission to the Lagos State Government to embark upon a total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi.
This came a few weeks after Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, engaged in a verbal war over the road.
Ambode claimed that his attempt to repair the road was stalled by Fashola’s ministry, despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval.
Responding, Fashola denied the allegation,‎ ‎ and added that he Ambode had never spoken since he handed over on May 29, 2015.
But in a statement on Wednesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, Governor Ambode commended Osinbajo for his statesman like approach and for fast tracking the process.
“We are very appreciative of the good gesture of His Excellency, the Acting President for acceding to our request which is not only very timely but a very heartwarming one. Posterity will never forget this genuine developmental action,” he said.
Ambode described the approval as a 50th birthday gift to the people of Lagos State, describing it a further demonstration of the determination of the present administration to ensure the effectiveness of the Executive Order on improving the Ease of Doing Business recently signed by the Acting President.
Ambode also gave kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the enabling environment to attract Foreign Direct Investment into the nation, adding that with the upgrading of the International Airport Road which is the gateway to the nation’s commercial nerve centre, the country will attract new investments

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