The APC's governorship candidate in Lagos, Jide Sanwo-Olu says one of the prime objectives of his administration if elected would be to solve the perennial traffic jam.

Speaking at an interactive session with social media influencers in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said creative thinking and the will implement solutions is the way out.

Sanwo-Olu said he has consulted some experts who have identified major traffic spots in the city and plans are in place to design a lasting solution.

"Part of the ways through which we’ll solve this problem is to identify areas where there are gridlocks and areas we can do what we call quick fixes. We’ll bring about innovations through creative thinking.

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“One of the things I have observed is that there are areas where you have five lanes that are blocked while the other five lanes on the other side is empty and moving.

"Why can’t we think of a solution whereby, in the morning or whenever it is that this is blocked, let’s create two or three additional lanes from these five lanes that are empty?

“All we need to do is look at – how do we solve the issues around enforcement and management of it: Where are the entry and exit points?

"Make this one six lanes in the morning when you are going, the other one two lanes and in the evening you do a reverse.

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“You can solve some of these things without needing to build all of the things that are going to take you one or two years to build. It is the model we use in some of the toll plazas. It’s going to take a lot of patience and enforcement.”

He also promised to complete the 27km long Blue Line rail project connecting Okokomaiko to Marina.

He said his government would work hard to improve water transport in the state to ease the gridlock.

The APC candidate added that his administration plans to purchase passenger ferries while assisting commercial ferry operators to acquire new boats.

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