The Lagos light rail project is taking too long to even think about coming. The project that started in 2008 should address the transportation challenges experienced in the state, connecting the mainland with the island. Just as the inside to the city centre, Lagos has required this improved vehicle framework before now it is preferable late over never.
The helpless condition of the street, occasioned by the disregard of the Marina-Okokomaiko segment of the Lagos light rail project, reflects the decay underneath the façade of greatness that progressive governments in Lagos have kept on priding themselves with since 1999. While comparative projects somewhere else have since been constructed and extended past their unique halls, the Lagos light rail has endured disregard following 17 years of bombed guarantees. Once more, aside from the responsibility issue brought up regarding the disparities in financing costs, the public authority’s disappointment to finish the rail project in just about twenty years has virtually affected Lagos inhabitants’ financial existence.
The monetary expense of the project likely clarifies the postponement in its fulfilment. The World Bank is by all accounts of the project, in like manner, the Chinese development organization who are not, at this point on the task, consequently inciting LASG to look for another investor. However, a portion of these difficulties might be settled with the association between the Lagos state government and French consortium, Alstom transport. Stage one of the project will presently be finished by the Lagos state government through her IGR.
There is a need for transparency regarding the execution of projects by the government, and when we talk about transparency.
Suppose a rail project with an honour agreement of N200 million was stolen. In that case, this implies that we have advanced the pockets of degenerate workers for hire (public office holder all things considered) and about will prompt time wastage of suburbanites. Corruption breeds decimation and underdevelopment. No country will get by under defilement as the abundance is conveyed wrongfully inside specific secrecies which would eventually demolish the country. The solution lies with residents to screen projects that have been planned and financed because the duty is an aggregate one — from the administrators to the man in the city, from the public authority in delivering acquisition data to the worker for hire executing the task in communities. Lagos needs to focus on the project, and start to investigate alternate methods of actualizing the venture.
Possibly the light rail project is more significant than what Lagos can manage as of now. A social analyst on the Lagos Light rail project blamed the government in Nigeria for cooking up activities that they realize they can’t finance. They also regularly neglect to comprehend the need to partition projects into little operational areas that can begin to create income to finish different segments. So the Mile 2 to Orile segment could be completed to get operational to subsidize other areas of the city’s venture.
On the off chance that we could have the light rail project by 2022, which is the new set date. Lagos would have to focus on the project and accomplish more than it is doing. We should consider the alternatives of separating projects into operational segments that we will execute to subsidize different areas.