President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, April 24, arrived Lagos to commission projects by the Akinwumi Ambode-led government.
The full list of the projects he commissioned in the state are:
1. Rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi/Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road,
2. Lagos State Theatre at Oregun in Ikeja,
3. 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja
4. Multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.
5. New 820 Mass Transit buses
The governor gave details about the project that were inaugurated :
The Muritala Muhammed Internatonal Airport Road commissioned today has completely given a facelift to the major gateway into our country.
The Airport Road and the U-Turn Flyover will be opened for public use immediately while the two Flyovers will be open for public use from May 10th, after the completion of the quality assurance test.
The new 820 medium/high capacity Transport Buses is part of our Bus Reform Initiative aimed at making life better for all our people, irrespective of gender, tribe or political leanings by providing a more efficient & comfortable means of moving people around the state.
The Oshodi Transport Interchange with 3 Terminals will change the face of transportation in Lagos and also ensure that transport activities are conducted in a secure, clean and orderly manner.
Terminal 3 will be fully operational by May 1 while Terminals 1 and 2 will become fully operational by the end of May.
The new Lagos Theatres are spread across the State in Oregun, Badagry, Igando and Epe. These theatres are an important aspect of social development and part of our contributions to the the art, culture and tourism sector.
The new Ayinke House is completely digitalized with state-of-the-art medical equipment and information technology services which will improve the quality of health delivery services to our people, especially women and children.
“Ayinke House” is now a 170-bed facility with 5 surgical theatres,16-bed emergency care unit, with 3 organ support facilities, 30 bed special baby care unit, 5 neo-natal intensive care units, a fully equipped laboratory with support services, laboratories and a blood bank.
It will also serve as a platform for the State University medical students to enhance their skills and be exposure to top-class medical equipments.
In attendance were governors of Ogun (Ibikunle Amosun), Oyo (Abiola Ajimobi), Ondo (Oluwarotimi Akeredolu), Ekiti (Kayode Fayemi), Jubrila Bindow (Adamawa), acting governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu; Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, among others.