By Onozure Dania
Lagos—The governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has vowed to cancel the controversial Lekki-Epe toll gate, if elected into office come February 14.
He hinged this on the fact that the toll gate is untenable as it is standing on an existing road.
Agbaje disclosed that the Lekki Phase 1 inner bridge would remain since it was started from scratch by the concessionaire company.
Agbaje, who was accompanied by his Deputy, Alhaja Safurat Abdulkareem said this yesterday during an interactive session with the Muslim community in Lagos.
Agbaje, who commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for some of the successes recorded in the State, however, stated that Lagos was in urgent need of change and not continuity.
He noted that most of the problems affecting the State are products of what he referred to as “vested interest.”
The PDP governorship aspirant further noted that these successes however has not been felt by ordinary Lagosians, whom he said were totally alienated from governance.
He said the citizens are therefore not positively lifted by the APC government in the areas of health, education and more.
Specifically, he said despite the promises of the state government on free health services, Lagosians still pay heavily at government hospitals, while promising to address this problem through a free health insurance scheme that would be paid for by government when in office.
Agbaje also assured his Muslim hosts, which includes the National Missioner of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheik Abdurahman Ahmad, that the problem of allowing Muslim children to wear the hijab veil to school would be solved through a synergy between the state and the mosque.
He, however, said those interested in hijab must be ready to wear it at all times, in order not input negative motives into the idea.