Badagry seaport project on front burner, says Fashola

The Lagos State government on Thursday said that it had not abandoned its plan to construct a seaport in the ancient town of Badagry.

Governor Babatunde Fashola gave the assurance while inaugurating the Phase II Market Street in the Badagry Local Government Area.

Fashola said that the government kept the seaport project on the “front burner”.

He said that the government was aware of the needs of the ancient city, and would attend to them one after the other.

Fashola said that his administration would inaugurate more facilities in Badagry, including a court complex and a housing estate.

Fashola, however, warned the market men and women against trading on the roadsides, noting that roadside trading was an offence in the state.

“This road is supposed to aid easy access to your market; don’t trade on the road.

“Customers are supposed to meet you in your shops”, he said.

He appealed to Badagry residents to shun all forms of vice, and urged them to pay their taxes promptly.

Fashola also called on them to participate in the ongoing residents’ registration.

Earlier, the state commissioner for works and infrastructure, Obafemi Hamzat, hoped that the road would improve socio-economic activities in the area.

“This project was awarded in May 2012 as part of this administration’s efforts to solve flooding and traffic congestion within the community.”