The Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has vowed to get the state out of the national grid if he is elected as governor.
The APC candidate made the pledge on Friday during a governorship debate organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, between him and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Jimi Agbaje.
Mr Sanwo-Olu said that preliminary discussions have started with Eko and Ikeja Discos, the two power distributors in the state, and his team to fashion out a lasting solution to power crisis in the state.
“There are huge receivables sitting on the tables. I understand what the issues are and I will tackle them head-on once we assume office.
‘‘The beauty of the whole thing for me is not even in increasing the megawatts but to take Lagos out of the national grid. I am promising you today that I will work towards removing Lagos from the national grid,’’ Sanwo-Olu said.
On eliminating traffic gridlocks in the state, Sanwo-Olu said he had creative solutions to implement once he is elected as governor.
‘‘My deputy and I have undergone a study of the traffic situation in the State and we have discovered that there are about sixty three heavy traffic points in Lagos. The interesting thing is that it is not one solution fits all.
“There are some of them whose solution I will describe as low hanging fruit such as removal of roundabout or erection of traffic lights while some others require long term solutions. Above all, we are set to fix the Lagos traffic gridlocks,’’ he said.