The Lagos State Governor , Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu , on Friday said the state government would complete the ongoing construction of the Lagos- Badagry Expressway, adding that the delay in completing work on the road was based on the government ’ s plan to build a first – class infrastructure.
The governor stated this as he unveiled a locally assembled full electric car , saying it would ease the pressure on the use of petroleum products .
The vehicle , Hyundai Kona, is said to be Nigeria’ s first locally- assembled full electric car , and was manufactured by the Stallion Group Automobile.
Speaking at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona in the Ojo area, Sanwo- Olu said the Lagos-Badagry Expressway , when completed , would last for about 30 to 40 years .
The governor said , “ I want to assure you that the Lagos- Badagry Expressway would be completed . The road was just a two- lane way, but the government has turned it into 10 lanes , five on both sides . We are completely rebuilding the road , with bridges and interchanges . We are building a road that will last for 30 to 40 years for you . And because we know that this is an international gateway , it does not deserve anything less .
“ We are not just launching Hyundai Kona, Nigeria’ s first electric car assembled in Lagos; we are indeed empowering and creating youth employment . This is 21 st Century technology that has been brought into our country . With hardcore manufacturing companies like Stallion Group Automobile, we can begin to see the need to de – emphasise mono product , which is oil . ”