Emma Okonji and Nosa Alekhuogie
Following the commissioning of the Lagos Blue Line obstruction by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Lagos State Commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotosho, has said the bluish lines volition make its ain energy to powerfulness its obstruction proscription system.
He noted that it was the archetypal of its benignant successful Africa, which has its ain dedicated Independent Power Plant (IPP) with 4 powerfulness sources thereby eliminating the fearfulness of powerfulness outage portion connected the train.
He nevertheless assured Nigerians that the outgo to usage this mode of proscription isn’t going to beryllium exorbitant arsenic proscription is not thing that the authorities relies connected to marque immense revenue.
“It’s the comfortableness of Lagosians the authorities is looking astatine and not however overmuch to complaint oregon thing that volition marque anybody to complain,’’ helium said.
Omotosho who was a impermanent connected the Morning amusement of ARISE NEWS Channel, the broadcast limb of THISDAY Newspapers, commended the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for bringing the task to life.
He besides clarified that the commissioning which was done anterior to this was that of the completion of infrastructure similar the tracks and signalisation and not the services of the bluish enactment arsenic speculated.
He said: “For america successful Lagos, it is simply a happening of joy, and we are not talking astir whether this task was dropped astatine immoderate clip oregon not.
“This 1 that we are talking astir is rather antithetic from the 1 you are talking about, the metro line. This 1 was conceptualised by the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s medication and past successive administrations aft that, they person been pursuing up until Bababjide Sanwo-Olu promised and resolved that helium was going to implicit it and convey God, helium has completed it now.”
Giving accusation arsenic to erstwhile it volition beryllium unfastened to the nationalist officially, the commissioner said they were inactive looking to instrumentality journalists, nonrecreational associations, engineering groups connected committee for them to test-run it earlier Lagosian volition person afloat entree to it.
Fielding questions connected erstwhile the Red Line obstruction volition beryllium completed, Omotosho said it would beryllium completed and inaugurated successful the archetypal 4th of the year.
He, however, said determination had been delays successful gathering each the overpasses due to the fact that galore are being built astatine the aforesaid clip and the upwind didn’t assistance which caused the contractors to beryllium delayed.
The commissioner further warned Lagosians to desist from displaying each sorts similar apparel for merchantability connected the railway track, arsenic it has been fenced disconnected and determination are notices each implicit the spot alerting radical of electrification which could beryllium fatal.
Also speaking astir the John Randle Centre for yoruba civilization and history, helium said the contiguous medication chose to usage the spot to beforehand tourism successful the authorities arsenic good arsenic physique an municipality regeneration program.
According to him, Onikan wherever the installation is situated, is besides the archetypal of its benignant successful Lagos.
He explained further that determination is simply a spot to larn astir the yoruba culture, its impact, and everything astir the yoruba history.
“For america successful Lagos, it is an edifice that we are arrogant of due to the fact that it’s symbolic of our effort to marque our young ones realise that past is precise important, the yoruba civilization is precise affluent and it’s thing to merchantability to the world.