[News] : I am not frustrating Lagos state govt, says Fashola

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing says assertion that it is disappointing the formative activities of Lagos State Government is untrue.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had as of late blamed the service for disappointing his organization’s endeavors to complete an aggregate reproduction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi.

Ambode additionally allegedly blamed the service and security operators for denying the state government access to the Presidential Lodge in Lagos, six months after President Muhammadu Buhari gave endorsement.

An announcement on Friday in Abuja by Mr Hakeem Bello, Special Adviser, Communications to the service, said the clergyman, Mr Babatunde Fashola, had in 2016 affirmed the utilization of the Ministry of Works yard at Oworonsoki for Lagos State Government to make a lay-by to straightforwardness activity.

It additionally said that Fashola had likewise endorsed Lagos government’s demand to deal with the road lighting on the third Mainland Bridge to bolster the security activities of the state.

It said the service likewise bolstered the endorsement of a World Bank credit of 200 million dollars to Lagos State, a demand denied it by the past organization.

On the International Airport Road being the justification for the charge, it said that the legislature had displayed a demand for four streets that it wished to assume control.

The service, in any case, said the demand was conflicting with its conditions for states to assume control streets inside their purview.

It along these lines stated, “The extent that the Presidential Lodge is concerned, it is under the administration of the Presidency and not the service.

“After the endorsement by Mr President that the Presidential Lodge be given over to the state government, there was a mandate to the service to work out the modalities for giving over.”

It said that the service had arranged a vesting instrument to pass on the exchange and every one of that was required was an overview arrange.

It said that the Presidential Lodge was a high security area and authorities of the service additionally required trusted status to enter, to do any works, taking note of that entrance to the hotel was not under the control of the service.

It said that the service stayed focused on serving the legislature and individuals of Lagos and would treat every one of their solicitations on legitimacy as per important due process.

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