Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has appealed for the cooperation of Lagosians as he released his administrative plan for the state for the next three years.
In a statement signed and released by Habib Aruna, the chief press secretary to the governor, Ambode said this at the inaugural retreat organised by the state government for commissioners, special adviser and body of permanent secretaries in the state on Thursday, October 29.
The governor said he has directed that all potholes in the state be fixed and security personnel have been directed to apprehend motorcycle operators using the highway.
Ambode also advised Lagosians not to patronise street hawkers so as to stop them from operation.
“We have already hit the ground running. I’m deeply concerned about the issues that Lagosians are sending back to me and the issues range from security issues, traffic gridlock and the environment itself. But again just as we are looking at the immediate solutions to them, there are medium term solutions that Lagosians will see in the next few weeks that we will roll out.”
“We have declared zero tolerance on potholes and we are deploring more men to ensure free flow of traffic. As we are now in the ‘Ember’ months, I just want to appeal to Lagosians to be more vigilant, and cooperate with us in all the measures we will be carrying out.”
The governor revealed that the first pillar of the plan was on economic development which would be achieved through job creation which would bring employment to the people.
He said the second plan would be on infrastructure development and that government would make money available for investment in transportation, power, housing and water.
“We will work with the private sector to achieve these and set out to complete the Blue Line light rail, improve our bus network and make better use of our water assets for transport purposes.”
Social development would be the third pillar of focus which according to the governor would bring development in health, education and security.
Governor Ambode said the fourth pillar would be sustainable development.
“This government will prioritise access to broadband and utilise digital approaches – for example in the land administration where our processes can be transformed for the benefit of our people and business.”
The recent apprehension over the arrest of 45 Boko Haram fighters in Lagos has resulted in the governor advising religious leaders in the state to employ security personnel.