The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has commended his predecssor, Babatunde Fashola, for visiting the seat of power in the state for the first time since he handed over to him.
Ambode said this on Saturday when he received Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, and some officials of the ministry at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
He described the visit as historic, lauding his predecessor for his achievements during the eight years he spent as governor.
“On behalf of the people of Lagos state, I would like to wholeheartedly welcome Mr. Babatunde Fashola, my predecessor and now minister for works, power and housing and especially back to the Alausa office where he actually left about 22 months ago,” he said.
“I want to say that this is a historic moment for us, notwithstanding that the honourable minister lives in Lagos, this is the first time he is stepping his feet into the Alausa premises and we need to honour him for that and say a big thank you for coming back home.”
Earlier, Fashola, who described the visit as home-coming for him, said he had come with his team to Lagos as part of a nationwide project monitoring exercise to inspect the job done so far on federal government projects.
He assured that the ministry had made representations to the federal executive council on modalities to pay debts owed state governments including Lagos dtate for rehabilitation of federal roads over the years, saying that the debts would be paid through bond instrument.