The immediate-past Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has emphasised that the strength of every virile ecomomy rests on quality infrastructure, especially good roads.
In an interview with Osun Defender Tv, he also praised President Bola Tinubu for facilitating the road infrastructure revolution he spearheaded for the development of Lagos State.
According to the Tv, while describing road infrastructure as the bedrock of any economy, Aregbesola revealed that the most common needs of the people aside food, shelter and healthcare is road.
“How do you deliver the highest intelligence of people if you don’t start from what is most common. The most common needs of the people outside food, shelter and healthcare is road. If you can not move about convinently, there can’t be any economy. Economy is the velocity of change of money. There are things that people must get to know.
An economy is either vibrant or domant by how quickly money changes hand. There can’t be a vibrant economy if the roads are difficult to pass. Just forget about it. If you can’t move from point A to Point B, then there is no economy. Economy is dead.
“It is by gracious knowledge of the fact that of economy that reformed what we did in Lagos. No matter how we want to praise for it, we must not forget the fact that we did all this things under the leadership of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. So whatever praise that we want to do, please don’t forget that those things were possible because of the leadership provided by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. And we were able to turn Lagos round. I am proud to be part of that effort to rebuild Lagos.
“From Yaba to Ojuelegba to Oshodi and others, those roads were impassable before. We did all the roads that nobody ever thought were possible. I am happy to even say that most of the that they still doing today were actually based on the brain we developed. It is a joy for me to be part of life changing things that people are now using to improve their lives and the condition of the space. Lagos is a testimony of our collective effort.”