Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, has denied promising to solve the Apapa gridlock in 60 days upon assumption of office.

He said this while speaking with journalists at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday.

The governor had on May 18, 2019, said during an interactive session with his classmates at the Executive Master of Business Administration class, University of Lagos, 1998/2000 set that he would end the persistent problem of traffic in the area caused by trucks.

He said, “The Apapa trailer issue; it’s a campaign issue, it’s very serious. I’m going to take it very seriously. I believe that it is something that we are going to solve in the first 60 days of our government. Whatever is going to be required of us, we will take them out.

“There is a lot of politics being played around there. But no, it cannot be the way we’ll continue to live. We cannot continue to give excuses.”

However, on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu told journalists, “Interestingly, some media houses have actually been counting down on me. They said that I mentioned during the campaign train that I was going to clear it in 60 days. 

"I have mentioned it before, what I said was that in 60 days we would review what was done but that does not take the fact that even if people give you dateline, it’s because they want you to do well and they want you to be able to be accountable for those datelines.”

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