Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed that he would not relent in his efforts to fulfill Greater Lagos’ initiative.
Speaking at the third Echonews Newspaper award ceremony held at Ejigbo where he was represented by Commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotosho, Sanwo-Olu that his mission is driven by the spirit to ensure that new Lagos emerges.
In his address ‘Managing our Communities for Security and Prosperity’, the governor noted that his development agenda is driven by the spirit to build a ‘Greater Lagos’ that is liveable and conducive for the growth and development of enterprise.
He said: “For us, the dream of a ‘Greater Lagos’ is not exclusive; it is predicated on the principle of inclusiveness by which development is not considered as satisfactory until it has addressed the yearnings of the greatest number of the people who contribute to the commonwealth.
“Therefore, as part of our commitment to transform Lagos, we have been initiating and implementing programmes and projects to improve the lives of people living in the rural areas, and to reverse the rural-urban migration problem.
“Latest of such initiatives is the construction of 377 projects across the state, including the construction of 257 community roads and drainages; rehabilitation of 86 public buildings and the installation two jetties, nine water projects and 23 power projects across all wards. These projects underscore our commitment to ensuring that the ‘Greater Lagos’ vision is well on course.
“When community management is effective, there is less crime, less disparity between citizens, better jobs, a more talented workforce, and less issues that impact residents. A well-managed community system reduces problems and increases opportunities for growth. Without community development, both economic and business development suffers greatly.”
Speaking, publisher of Echonews Newspaper Kehinde Bamigbetan noted that it is the people’s responsibility to ensure that Covid-19 is curbed.