Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed that the rail projects which are underway in the state will gulp over ₦100 billion.

Sanwo-Olu revealed this in an interview with Channels Television on Sunday.

“It is a lot of money, it is well over N100 billion,” he said in reaction to the cost of the rail projects being constructed by the state government.

“I don’t criticise my predecessors but indeed for whatever planning or reasons, he never funded it. When we came back last two years, the contractor has since moved from about 55 per cent to about 93 per cent in terms of the physical construction of phase 1.”

The governor also accused the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) didn’t give the state government the right of way for the construction of the light rail.

Speaking further, Governor Sanwo-Olu said residents of the state should expect the rail project delivered by the last quarter of 2022.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the call for state and community policing, saying it is long overdue.

Governor Sanwo-Olu restated the call for a state-controlled and monitored security platform during an interview to explain the issuance of body-cameras to state security outfits and the subsequent training on using the items, which begins in May.

The governor noted that states are already incurring the expenses of the federally controlled police by supporting them with vehicles, petrol, rational allowances and other means.

Governor Sanwo-Olu insisted that state or community policing will perform better because they know the terrain.
He also defended the lack of physical presence of Amotekun in the state.

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