Buhari is the cause of heavy traffic Lagos people experience daily -FG

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The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory,
Jumoke Akinjide, says the people of Lagos State
should blame the presidential candidate of the All
Progressives Congress, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari
(retd.) for the heavy traffic motorists face every day.
She said when Buhari was the Head of State between
December 1983 and August 1985, he terminated the
Lagos Metroline project initiated by the Alhaji Lateef
Jakande administration to ease traffic in the
metropolis.
Akinjide said this in a statement on Monday.
She said by so doing, Buhari truncated the opportunity
of a free-flow of traffic within the metropolis and by
extension, the economic growth of the South-West.
She said the countries that were nowhere near the
growth attained by the South-West when the APC
presidential candidate stopped Metroline project had
since advanced to become world economic powers.
She said the Lagos metro rail line was designed by the
Jakande government to facilitate transport within
Lagos and its surroundings but was terminated when
Buhari military regime took over.
She said, “The visionary Jakande administration had
concluded all the plans to finance the project, putting
everything in place for its successful execution. My
father provided the legal frame work in his capacity as
the Attorney General at the time, and the state
government had deposited $50m after securing a
$450m loan at six per cent fixed interest rate for 25
years.”
Punch

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