A verse in popular hymn says, Fading away like the stars of the morning, Losing their light in the glorious sun- thus would we pass from the earth and its toiling, Only remembered by what we have done.
We know this hymn is mostly sung at funerals and when they are doing set-forth for friends, colleagues or people who have retired in active service. No matter how far we are in a position, one day, we will leave and our works will be remembered as either good or bad.
Just as the popular saying goes, what has a beginning will surely come to a logical end one day. Gradually the days are drawing closer, in a twinkling of an eye, in exactly 2 months from now, the baton of leadership will change hands, Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode will cease to be the executive governor of Lagos but his works, ideas, and contribution in making Lagos a mega-city will forever linger on for ages.
Part of Gov. Ambode’s legacy is the Airport Road. The Airport Road used to be a nightmare to all road users, it was so bad that Ambode has to take permission from the Federal Government to rebuild this road, according to him, first impression matters, those coming to Lagos for the first time pass through this route all the way to Oshodi, what impression are we giving them if we can not build a road leading to the airport.
The road construction started 2 years ago, though the work was meant to have been completed since October last year we sensed its due to the political tussle in the state. According to a post by Tony Nwajei who gives a first-hand reportage of the site…
AMBODE IS THE MAN!
I was taking someone back to Murtala Muhammed International Airport yesterday but she stayed glued to the on-going Oshodi/Airport road construction to the extent that she couldn’t help but ask if the projects is FG’s because of the gigantic size and I responded that it is Ambode’s led Lagos Government project. That moment I noticed she was stunned and she quickly adds that If a Governor could do this much and still could not get another chance to do more then something is wrong somewhere!
If you understand the relevance of this road to the former Nation’s capital or have plied this route in time past you will understand her interest on that road.
Irrespective of the prism you view him, Ambode remains No 1 performing governor till date considering the uncountable people-centered projects currently on-going across the nook and crannies of the state.
Despite the fact that he will be vacating Alausa Government House come May 29th, he is one governor Lagosians and Nigerians will not forget in a hurry!
I pray the incoming governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu takes the baton firmly from him and ensures it never drop.
From AutoReportNG, we say a special shout-out to this silent trailblazer.