A Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, has come down hard on South-west lawmakers for failing to prevent the reduction of the contract cost for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project by the National Assembly.
The group described the present crop of South-west lawmakers at the National Assembly as “the worst the Yoruba nation has ever put forward.”
The Afenifere Spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, who made the comment in an interview described the failure of the lawmakers to fight for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project as a shame.
Meanwhile, an agreement has been reached to ensure commencement of reconstruction of Wharf Road leading to the nation’s major port on July 7.
Stakeholders agreed on several issues at a meeting held at the office complex of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing headquarters in Lagos.
Those in attendance include representatives of Traffic Regulatory and Traffic Management Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies, Transport Unions, Petroleum Products Unions, Port Terminal Operators and the Nigerian Port Authority.
Others are Telecommunication Service Providers, the Apapa Local Government, representatives of Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Dangote Construction Company Ltd, contractors on the project, among others.
The stakeholders, rising from the meeting, presented a communique read by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos Godwin Eke and a consultant of Dangote Construction Company Lltd, Kayode Opeifa.