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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Photo: Chinese-built Lagos Light Rail system under construction in Surulere

Lagos is working! Fashola is working! :-) Photo courtesy Joe Penney/Reuters

100 comments:

55 'CENT / YMCMB said...

We deserve more than this,mr governor is just doing his normal work he can do better,keep it up!

55 'CENT / YMCMB said...
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Bunmi Suru said...

Finally!something we all gonna benefit from,can't wait.

Anonymous said...

linda shut up pls.
fashola is working n chopping too.
what is he doing with lekki toll gates money pls? bloody thief

george akar said...

We don't speak Chinese in Nigeria. I suggest they should tranlate their write ups into English before someone will come one day come to tranlate some stuff to us to mean "Nigerians are foolish therefore we can exploit them easly" that ♍y view.

wemimo adesemoye said...

Vy nice

Anonymous said...

Exemplary leadership from this man!!

Anonymous said...

Why do we all give Fashola the credit? is dis his project?... dis is world bank/federal government/ state government... dis is by no way lagos alone project... let us stop all dis cheathype or can someone explain better to me...

Anonymous said...

Shattap there

Anonymous said...

Dis is gud

Anonymous said...

it is Orile Iganmu not surulere.

Anonymous said...

True talk we deserve much more than this. Why praise him for doing just a tenth of his paid job?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to vote Fashola as Nigeria's President. No sentiment. He is the best Nigeria has had since 1999 to date. I wish we have his likes in each zone specially the down-trodden and crisis torn north. Zion.

City Pulse Nigeria said...

Haba Linda! This is Iganmu nah.... not Surulere o.

Abeg, change the headline before your critics come knocking

Anonymous said...

I think you are abnormal because if not you would appreciate this giant step kudos fashola. You are the best

Anonymous said...

I just pray the GREEDY VULTURE,Ahmed Tinubu,wil not hijack d project at d end of d day.Gud work mr Fashola!

Anonymous said...

Linda no be fashola dey build am na ecowas na wa for u oh

Anonymous said...

What is your problem with tinubu?? Is he d 1 that destined ur land non fertile, red, hostile and erosion prone????

Anonymous said...

Hope dey remove all the chinese inscriptions when they are done

Anonymous said...

Advert time...

Show us Agege or Ago road or inside Mafuoluku

Anonymous said...

You're becoming a politician...You better steer clear

Anonymous said...

Nigeria!!! Its more like we are still crawling in this 21st century when other countries are embracing what i call "digital-craze". Anyways, I pray the how-soon, how-far and how-well syndrome doesn't consume n eat up this project, cos we are good starters but bad finalists in this country. More grease though but *rolling ma iz*

Anonymous said...

Alwayz settin d pace for others to emulate! Fashola is workin!

Anonymous said...

MADE IN CHINA... :D

Anonymous said...

Nigeria!!! Its more like we are still crawling in this 21st century when countries are embracing what i call, "digital craze". I pray the how far, how soon and how well syndrome doesnt swallow up the project. We are good starters but bad finishers and finalists in this country! More grease though *rolling ma iz*

GinaBlack said...

The light rail system is not under construction Surulere but an extension of the rail work going on on Badagry expressway from Orile Iganmu. The picture here was taken at the National Theatre, Iganmu

Share true facts

peter odibo said...

Weldone sir

Anonymous said...

made in china product...hmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Lmao that shows you the level of mediocrity in Nigeria. The fact that we're praising someone for doing the job he's paid to do.

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEZ said...

Una get mind

Anonymous said...

It's Japanese not Chinese...

Dick Head said...

Fashola is really delivering in Lagos. .. Kudos!






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Anonymous said...

Ode ecowas come naija come build lightrail....tell ur governor to invite them na

Samuel Udoye said...

Ecowas Project thats wat they are according to Fashola??,secondly that place a'int surulere but orile,stop tushing the whole stufff.

wise ass said...

Linda, if u've ever been to d mainland (bad roads everywhere, d local govts ain't doing nothing) u'll that Fashola ain't working, reports say if Lagos was a country it would be d 7th biggest economy in Africa. For such reports, Lagos is slacking and lagging behind. They have to maintain whatever they r building. Most oil producing countries in d middle east are Tax free countries. But in Nigeria its Tax is on everyone.

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bonita bislam said...

Fashola or not,all we knw is it is done in his admin so dserv all d encomiums

Anonymous said...

Is he using is money? He is working not doubt but pls its just his normal duty. Cut short d accolades

Binta L Sudan said...

U see our problem? We Nigerians behave so mediocre! Wat YMCMB said is true; he is just doing his normal job. N then he went ahead to encourage him. Bt to think dat dis is smthng extraordinary?! Nay! 9ja suppose don pass dis level. Dis our mediocrity is wat is dragging us bck; a leader gives us wat is rightfully ours n we grovel @ his feet. YMCMB said it d right way; made an observation n den congratulated. Simple.
Kudos Fashola. I only wish other governors will take a cue (especially Kaduna state).

Anonymous said...

If U think Fashola is not working, com to awka the capital of Anambra and U'l remove ur cap for Fashola! If all governors cld do half of what he has done, Nigeria will be a better place!

Anonymous said...

D toll gate money goes to tinubu,not fashola

Anonymous said...

God bless Fashola. #FasholaForPresident

emel said...

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Anonymous said...

This is what governments are supposed to do for their citizens in a functional country. This is caked providing basic necessities but since Nigeria isn't a functional country its citizens have become accustomed to mediocrity & when the basicsaare done we hail it as a huge achievement. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

It is not a light railway, what it is is an overground train system. Light rail is a totally different technology.

Anonymous said...

Linda r u a politician. Yes off cus he is really preforming. Jenwitemi

Anonymous said...

I think you are the ignoramous abnormal human, what he said is d truth, that's why they keep stealing money and blinding you with nonsense

Anonymous said...

It's scary when you see a governor performing well and above what we expect and yet there are still some negative bitter people.

If you dont like what Fashola is doing in Lagos, go and look at what your governor is doing before making any statements here

Anonymous said...

Nice one fashola!!! Try and stop smokin cigga pls

Anonymous said...

If you know the debt this project have accumulated you will not praise him..Federal government have tried for lagos by signing the loans on behalf of Lagos state for this project..I think you should google how its been financed...

Soul said...

53 cent ymcmb * Phew! Lawd have mercy* there's an Ibo adage that says - etó dike na nke omere, onekwa ozo! We know it'd his responsibility and all but look at it this way, he could chose not to do nada and buy bulletproof cars like our dear Miss. So, since he's done this little good, let's praise him so God can touch his heart to do more. At least, that is more than I can say for our dearest FCT minister. (what's his name again?) That one is constructing an overhead bridge near Sheraton hotel, close to to arts and crafts village instead of where it truly and really matters. Sigh. God dey.

Anonymous said...

linda and her new found luv for yoruba. Lol.who wan leave lagos. Linda no wan deportation frm fashola,so she wan win iwori people trust.hahahah

Anonymous said...

U're d abnormal one here .wht he said is so true.We deserve much more.Go to the states and see 4 urself.U'll knw dt our government are selfish and greedy people who think abt themselves alone.Fashola u dey try 4 lagos no doubt.God bless

BREEZYLEE said...

Why bother ursev shebi thEre is google trans and basically even if they wan do mago mago their pple plenty 4 alibaba so let's kEep the camera rolling...

Anonymous said...

I don't know if its a world bank/federal govt or not, but the reason why we give him the credit is that he is at least executing the project that the money was provided for...this is not the first time the world bank, IMF, or federal govt is providing funds for a project...other governors, chairmen, ministers, presidents, etc will "eat" the money with absolutely nothing to show for it...he might still have a long way to go, but compared to his colleagues in whatever level of govt, he stands head and ahoulder above

amakaogo moses said...

True talk. They should write it in English.

Conqueror said...

Fashola is jst doing his work, nothing extra ordinary. He is chopping money too, he isn't a saint

Anonymous said...

THE BEST GOVERNOR IN NIGERIA IS NOT FASHOLA OHH, IT IS THE GOVERNOR OF UYO STATE. GODSWILL AKPABIO HAS TRANSFORMED UYO STATE TO LIL PARIS.

hilary obiorah said...

Fashola for President 2015!! I love men who are all action and less talk.

Anonymous said...

Exactly,wats wit d chineses inscriptions,we r nt in china na..abeg o dey shud change it

loudmouth said...

Ok......kudos but that's what ur there for, u don't put it up when my dad buys bag of rice @ home oo

Anonymous said...

And u r defending Tinubu after he usurped ur father's heritage and turned ur mother to a ashawo. Shame on u.

Anonymous said...

d light railway project is federal govt project which is funded by world bank check ur fact b4 posting n stop misleading pple.involve urself in investigative journalism.

hottest diva said...

No wonder we no get light 4 almost a week now,,,,:( well sha kudos oga Fash

Anonymous said...

At least he's working

Anonymous said...

And the retard finally arrives

Anonymous said...

Read my lips: F. U. C. K. Tinubu

Senator Saheed said...

@ Anonymous 3:11pm I think it's better for u to ask questions about what u don't know rather than make empty criticism. The toll gate fund is part of what the state govt is converting to the various projects u're seeing in Lagos while the light rail is a project being executed via PPP arrangement plus funds for it was from debt bond raised via a couple of indegenous Banks. So the funds realizable from the light rail and toll gate will be used to repay the subscribers of the bond. So if u guys wanna criticize, u shd atleast base it on facts.

Gabbizcenzo Metuna said...

Repackaging of life.............. Guess som1 is going political. But d contract was awarded by FG in conjunction wt world bank

Anonymous said...

Why Chinco? Hmtonyon!

Gabbizcenzo Metuna said...

Repackaging of life.............. Guess som1 is going political. But d contract was awarded by FG in conjunction wt world bank

Anonymous said...

We should learn to appreciate good effort otherwise numbtiness will follow.
kudos Fashola. Wish we had more of your type.

DD

Anonymous said...

Chinese product never last long...for a state that secured a huge loan to build the rail...why give it to a Chinese..when there are German or even JApenese companies...

It's really an InSult!...this rail will last long enough for Fasholas tenure.......

Anonymous said...

We now have:

Made by China in Lagos.

Anonymous said...

...U haf explained to yasef uready, anumpama!

Wellington said...

I am strong believer on development project that will make the welfare of the people better. I commend fashola but the fact still remains that he can do better bcus in this is second term he has relaxed. Lagos state makes 20 billion every money so now am wondering why must won't be achieved

Anonymous said...

I guess that's Chinese for Eko o ni baje o.....lol

Anonymous said...

Foolish animal.....u ddnt do social studies? What's uyo state?

OPEN HEAVENS 2013 said...

Na chinco over head train? Hmmmmm fashola well done, more grace but I hope dis chinese know God Ooº°˚˚˚°º before them go go do chinko work there Ooº°˚˚˚°º ... H̶̲̥̅̊ά̲̣̥н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇ά̲̣̥н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇ά̲̣̥⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥·̵̭̌✽̤̈

OPEN HEAVENS 2013 said...

Na chinco over head train? Hmmmmm fashola well done, more grace but I hope dis chinese know God Ooº°˚˚˚°º before them go go do chinko work there Ooº°˚˚˚°º ... H̶̲̥̅̊ά̲̣̥н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇ά̲̣̥н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇ά̲̣̥⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥·̵̭̌✽̤̈

Anonymous said...

Did you just say Uyo State? C'mon. Akwa Ibom State you mean. Thank me later.

Anonymous said...

What is governor of Uyo state? Is Uyo a state? Sigh

HMB said...

Nawa o

HMB said...

Fashola God bless you and other governors working.

Anonymous said...

Gud work

Anonymous said...

One mumu mention akpabio, carry your family go there, bloody ingrates,tongues out, we never hear any good thing about una side than kidnapping,all ur crazy racist ezeife's have nothing to offer all you OSU as una dey enslave una own kind,yeye ppl

Anonymous said...

Did you not hear or read that Fashola spent 600 million naira on 3 bullet proof prado jeeps, and that all Yoruba governors have looted more than 5 trillion naira from Nigeria?
You think you can bamboozle the rest of the country to continue your systematic looting and destruction of Nigeria.
Other Nigerians are wiser now. If you think otherwise put Fashola forward in 2015 to test your false claim of him being the best governor.

Anonymous said...

Ask him which state he is from and let's see what his govenor has done....uwe megafool....Fashola is still the best....

Anonymous said...

What has other Govs done with Their world bank/federal govt/state govt projects.

Anonymous said...

for all those calling this project a federal project, they are very wrong, it is Lagos state project, is it a federal government that is finding it difficult to construct its rails in Abuja that will do new rail for Lagos.

Anonymous said...

This would be more impressive if Nigerian engineers and firms had been hired to build it. The Chinese train their own to build infrastructure in their country. Copy that.

Poopoo said...

This is a Federal government project. Pls, give credit where it is due. Even the Abuja light rail is nearing completion.

BARRY9ICE said...

Uyo state indeed, am sure wen dey re teaching dem state & capital in school u were no where to be found. nice 1, we need more of this in other State too.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen that 10lane he did at mile 2 area abi is it mile 12, if u have u won't say this.

Remi Bailey said...


I heart George Akar's comment. We should follow the French doctrine. You want to put up a sign in France,it better be in French.

Anonymous said...

Yeye dey smell, from a juju-infested & incestuous ppl notorious in breedng vagabonds and bastards everywhere they go!

Anonymous said...

U people keep getting all this Fashola tin twisted... lagos was the federal capital and 80 percent of what the federal government left as road... na him we still dey use... for me Fashola is just doing ok... lagos don get infrastructures no be today... and again the light rail no be Lagos state project is a federal government in partnership with lagos state to make trading and movement on the western african corridor easy... Let dem create low cost housing for people d way jakunde did and not take their Home and get to the rich... like dey are abt to do @ jakande in lekki... Fashola has a very long way to go and hope his armed robber boss will allow him...

Anonymous said...

Please do not deceive the people. Lagos State government and the Federal government are in charge of the cost of constructing the rail. Linda be objective in your report/comment. Investigate before you conclude.

Anonymous said...

Mumu it's lagos state project. Lagos state obtained a loan from world bank to build it, Federal Govt stood as guarantor for the loan because world bank won't release money directly to states. So the Loan is listed as part of Nigeria's debt. Lagos will be the one to pay the loan back..FG that can't construct airport road and Lagos Ibadan Exp, will construct 10lane road and light rail. Daft people

Anonymous said...

True talk@english...

Anonymous said...

They don't need to clean the chinese posted there cos we go place election posters there soon

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