Fashola, Exco Members Begin Statewide Inspection Of Projects

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) in company with members of his cabinet and Permanent Secretaries of related Ministries on Tuesday began a state wide project inspection tour, with the Governor describing the tour as a renewal of the administration’s commitment to service.

The inspection tour which took off from the Oyingbo Market through Tejuosho Market down to Shitta Homs Project and an inspection of the Apapa- Iganmu Drainage channel project via Babs Animashaun also took the Governor and his team to the Ilasamaja Pedestrian Bridge to Olu-Aina Street site of Mushin Homs before rounding off at Kodesho Road, Ikeja. Governor Fashola who spoke in an interview with newsmen after the inspection said it could be likened to the real field work that can be related to the paperwork that the members of the team have been seeing and also to enable all cabinet members to see what role each member has to play now so everyone can finish up as a team. “We are going round our project sites because we’ve just finished a budget and the essence of 2013 budget is to focus on completion of ongoing projects. Now, we have received briefs from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies about all what they plan to do. “So, we have made provisions for them but there are inter- ministerial, inter departmental impacts so we’ve decided now that whosoever is in charge of any project whether you need to do environmental work or you need to do traffic work there, let us all go out now and see what needs to be done instead of just staying in the office”, he explained.

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He added that the Local Government Chairmen and Legislators were also part of the inspection tour which speaks to the fact that it is an all-embracing teamwork through an articulation of the expectations of the various constituents that has led to a physical observation of the way the contractors and the direct labour agencies or parastatals are implementing the projects.

The Governor who gave a detailed list of all the projects he inspected said he started from Oyingbo market where out of the eight sections, seven have been completed, adding that the last section should be completed in November or December to be followed by the commencement of the roofing.