APC candidate is to blame for Lagos traffic, Minister says

Akinjide said that the fault lies on Buhari’s shoulders due to his termination of the Lagos Metroline project initiated by the Alhaji Lateef Jakande for the purpose of easing traffic in Lagos.

The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide has said that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari is to blame for the traffic problems faced daily by commuters in Lagos.

Akinjide said that the fault lies on Buhari’s shoulders due to his termination of the Lagos Metroline project initiated by the Alhaji Lateef Jakande for the purpose of easing traffic in Lagos.

According to the deputy minister, Buhari had terminated the project during his tenure as Head of State between December 1983 and August 1985.

Akinjide added, via a statement released on Monday, December 29, that the cancellation of the project had frustrated the opportunity for free flowing traffic in Lagos and in essence had hindered the economic growth of the South-West.

“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,” Akinjide said.

Jumoke Akinjide is the daughter of prominent lawyer and politician, Richard Akinjide (SAN).

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