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We’ll Bridge Infrastructure Gap Between The Divisions- Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi  Ambode on Monday pledged his readiness to make every part of the state livable by bridging the infrastructure gap between the divisions and senatorial districts.

Ambode with media
Ambode with media

The Governor who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 4th summit of the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries with the theme “IBILE ECHOES” through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello added that the present administration will make every part of the state economic centres.

“Making every part of the state economic centres is a key strategy to address the challenge is a key strategy to address the challenge of rural urban migration which has negative impact on urban infrastructures and other social and economic challenges”, he added.

He noted that part of what had been done by the Government in this regard is the connection of communities in Ibeju- Lekki and Badagry to the national grid after several years without electric power supply.

“Part of what we have done in this regard is the connection of communities in Ibeju Lekki and Badagry to the national grid after several years without electric power supply. In addition, the 114 roads initiative has been delivered while the 181 new roads will commence very soon”.

“Other major interventions especially in the rural and semi urban areas are parts of the strategies to ensure that dividends of goof governance are evenly spread to improve the living conditions of our people”, he reiterated.

Governor Ambode expressed the belief that every division of the State has something to contribute to its collective prosperity if properly harnessed, adding that one of the key policy objectives of the administration is to ensure even development among the five divisions or three Senatorial districts.

He cited the example of the Badagry and Epe axis with its great tourism potentials, stressing that it is one sector with limitless opportunities in terms of wealth and employment creation.

In his words: “We are therefore committed to opening up these two axis through massive investment in infrastructure development and renewal to attract both local and foreign investors. When fully developed, our state will join other cities and countries whose major chunk of foreign exchange comes from tourism”.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola said members of ALARHOSPS are at a critical turn in the history of the state because the 50th anniversary of the state has been celebrated and this gave them the opportunity to reflect on history and the reasons that Lagos State is a Centre of Excellence.

She added that the forum will leverage on lessons learnt to chart the course for a brighter and rewarding future.

She urged ALARHOSPS members as they delibrate to focus on the  impact of Government’s policies, programmes and projects on communities with a view  to developing strategies to improve on the effectiveness of Government’s interventions in the areas of socio-economic development, inclusive governance and environmental sustainability.

Also speaking, the President of the Association of Lagos State Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries, Alhaji Omokayode Anjorin who was represented by the 1st Vice-President, Alhaji Mohammed Olagbaye, said in the almost three years of its existence, ALARHOPS has been waxing stronger, expressing appreciation to the Governor for his support at all times.

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