Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on
Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to remain resolute
to serve and justify the trust reposed in him, assuring that he
would continue to work tirelessly to deliver good governance for
the collective good of all Lagosians.
The Governor, who spoke while rendering his account of
stewardship at the Second Quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at the
City Hall, Lagos, said his administration will continue to stay
true to its overall policy built on a tripod of security,
infrastructural development and job creation.
Addressing a large gathering of party chieftains, market men
and women, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps as
well as top government functionaries, Governor Ambode said his
administration is fully aware that a safer Lagos will attract more
investments from local and foreign investors, hence he kept to his
promise in the first quarter to improve on the security in the
state with investment in security equipment worth over
The Governor reported that the investment in the security
equipment has led to the reduction of crime rate in the state by 65
percent in the last quarter of 2015.
â€œI am happy to report that our State is a
lot safer today as statistics show that crime rate reduced by 65%
during the last quarter compared to Year 2014,â€ he
Governor Ambode said his administration, in another spirited
effort to tackle crime, invested towards the
â€œLight Up Lagosâ€ project, which has
since restored light on major highways and inner roads in the state
He said an Advisory Committee on Power, chaired by the Deputy
Governor was also set up to keep faith with the promise to ensure
that every nook and cranny of the state is lit-up, just as he urged
residents to key into the project in return for a reward.
â€œIn the past few months, we have fixed street
lights from Berger in Ojodu to Lekki, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, the
entire Ikeja axis, Victoria Island and Ikoyi. We are taking this
project to every part of the State. If we are not yet in your
neighbourhood, give us a little time; we will soon be there. As we
light up the State, we expect crime to reduce as criminals will
have nowhere to hide and operate.
â€œI call on individuals and corporate bodies to
join our â€œLight Up Lagosâ€ project by
adopting a street and lighting it up either by connecting it to
your meter or your generator. In return, these individuals and
institutions will receive special concessions on Land Use Charge
and commendation from the State and Local
The Governor also said in the last quarter, 49 transformers
were donated to communities that were hitherto in darkness for five
years, while electricity has now been restored to 63 Communities
starting from Eleko to Ode-Omi in Ibeju Lekki Local
â€œWe also commissioned the 33kva Electrical
Sub-Station in Gberigbe Community, Ikorodu. This is expected to
improve the electricity situation in that axis,â€ he
On infrastructural development, Governor Ambode said that over
300 roads were rehabilitated during the period under review, adding
that 66 major road projects are at various stages of completion
while 80 road grading and surface dressing projects will soon be
completed in all the LGs & LCDAs of the State.
He listed some of the completed roads to include Afa Nla Road,
Agege, CIPM Road, Alausa, Ijegun-Ikotun Road, Mba Street, Ajegunle,
1st and 2nd Avenue, Festac Town, Afolabi Ege Street, Ojo, Thomson
Road, Ikoyi, 2nd Avenue, Ikoyi, Queens Drive, Ikoyi, Ebutte Ero
Road, Lagos Island and Akin Adeshola Road, Victoria Island.
â€œIn addition to this, the construction of two
roads in each of the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Government
Development Areas in the State was flagged off last
week.Â A total of 114 roads will be delivered through
this intervention in the next six months at a cost of
N17.5b,â€ The Governor said.
Governor Ambode also listed other strides of his
administration in the last quarter including the injection of 434
new BRT buses, the commencement of construction of fly-overs in
Ajah roundabout, Abule â€“ Egba Junction and
Berger Bus stop as well as the resumption of work on the Blue Line
Rail Project expected to be completed by December 2016.
He also said that the state government has embarked on the
rehabilitation of schools, construction of new classroom blocks and
provision of furniture to the tune of N2.5b, jointly funded with
the Federal Government under the UBEC scheme with the State adding
an additional N526m.
On the projection for the first quarter of 2016, he assured
that with the budget already in place his administration will
kick-start the N25billion Employment Trust Fund, employ new staff
into LASTMA, Fire Service and Hospitals, strengthen the state
security infrastructure as well as take the Light Up Lagos Project
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â€œAs your Governor, I am resolute in my
commitment to you; to serve and justify the trust you have reposed
in me and work tirelessly to deliver good governance for the
collective good of all Lagosians.
â€œAll we need is your support and cooperation.
We thank you for your direct feedback to us. We take them on board
but we also need you to always fulfill your side of the social
contract by ensuring regular payment of your taxes and willful
compliance with the State Laws.
â€œThere are better days ahead. Together, we are
building a Lagos that we are all proud ofâ€.
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY