Surprise and excitement reigned over the Mosafejo area of Oshodi on Monday as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode paid an unscheduled visit to the area.

The governor visited the area to inspect ongoing government projects especially the Oshodi Transport interchange and the proposed Oshodi Shopping Mall.

When completed, the Transport interchange will be the busiest transport interchange in West Africa, with over 5,600 buses loading there daily.

The project is expected to be delivered by August this year.

Ambode’s visit was in the morning at the peak of activities in the area. He was accompanied by security officials and some aides.

It is believed that Ambode’s surprise visit was meant to douse the tension that is said to have gripped members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over plans by government to stop them from operating around areas under the pedestrian bridge at Mosafejo.

The area was purposed to have been cleared last week Friday to allow the contractor working on the Transport interchange have total control of the place. 

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Inter-state commercial bus operators presently use the place as their garage after government ejected them from their former garage.

The former garage has been designated as the site for the proposed Oshodi Mall.

With the reception he got during his last visit to the area still fresh in his memory, Monday's visit barely lasted for more than 3 minutes.

Before leaving the scene to inspect the ongoing reconstruction of the International Airport Road, the governor handed wads of naira notes to the NURTW officials who besieged his car during the visit.

Bounce News gathered that the governor doled out almost 20 bundles of N1000 notes to the union members, who hailed and praised him as his convoy left the scene.

Recall that during Ambode’s last visit to the area in October, 2017, the governor was booed and heckled.

Some people in the crowd threw pure water in the governor’s direction.

Shouts of ‘ole’, ‘thief’, ‘PDP’, “o ni wole mo” (you will not be elected again) also filled the air. 

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