The Senate Committee on Works, Wednesday in Lagos revealed that the National Assembly was considering a legislation on Public Private Partnership, PPP, arrangement on federal roads across the country.
The committee led by its chairman, Senator Adamu Aliero, added that such arrangements on roads, would enable government to shift attention to education, health and other critical sectors of the economy.
Aliero, spoke during a courtesy visit to the Lagos State Governor, Babajode Sanwo Olu at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said they were on inspection tour of federal government roads project in the state, including the Lagos-Ibadan, Lagos Badagry, Apapa-Oshodi and Sagamu-Ikorodu expressways.
Aliero who was the former Governor of Kebbi State noted that “there are other projects in the state but these four attracted our attention.”
In his response, Sanwo Olu explained that the state government was working on 10-lane on the road from LASU to Okokomaiko corridor, believes the ministry of works should also replicate same from Agbara to Seme border.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that the ongoing rehabilitation of Lagos-Badagry Expressway meet international standard.
According to him, since the road is international gateway, constructing two lanes would not meet the standard required.
“First is to thank Mr President for giving the support at the budgetary level through the ministry of works. More importantly to thank the committee for the oversight function to Lagos.”
He explained further that since Lagos used to be the former capital, “it has inherited both federal government assets and liabilities. We have to manage the assets which is a huge responsibility.
“Lagos-Badagry is the international gateway. We are constructing 10-lane from LASU junction to Okokomaiko. We are using state financing. So from Agbara to Seme border, we said to them to keep to 10 lanes instead of two.”