JUST IN: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Presents Scorecard As APC Flags off Governorship Campaign In Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Sanwo-Olu has presented his accomplishments during his first term in office to the Lagosians.

Sanwo- Olu made the presentation yesterday at the flag off campaign of the All Progressives Congress APC, at Onikan – a cultured neighbourhood in the heart of Lagos Island.

Addressing the mammoth residents of the state who converged on the venue to grace the event, Sanwo-Olu expressed delight at the sight of the people making ovation from distance as the atmosphere became euphoric in cheers.

He, however, acknowledged that the last three and a half years had been challenging for his administration, pointing out that his Government traversed difficult terrains to deliver on its development objectives.

“It has been an interesting and challenging journey for us in the last three and half years. Our administration has traversed difficult terrains and witnessed major disruption occasioned by global pandemic.

“Lagos had its fair share in the attendant socio-economic meltdown, but we provided strong leadership that protected the people and made the State come out better and stronger.

“Now, we can say ‘Greater Lagos Rising’ because our State is rising on all of our modest achievements through the THEMES agenda.

“In Transportation and Traffic Management, Lagosians are now living with the reality of the delivery of two intracity Rail Mass Transit projects that are on the verge of completion. These projects will be handed over in the coming weeks.

“We have also scaled up infrastructure in public transportation services by improving BRT services, injecting new taxi scheme and energizing traffic management agency for efficiency. People have seen the construction and commission of Lekki Deep Seaport, and massive road construction projects in the Eti Osa and Epe corridors.

“We have delivered and still constructing more new roads in Ikorodu, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Alimosho, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Somolu, and other areas.”

The governor said the activities of his administration, since its inception, had been about purposeful governance.

He added that his Government had delivered new hospitals in Badagry, Epe, and Eti-Osa, pointing out that construction of new hospitals was currently being undertaken in Ikorodu, Ojo, and Lagos Island.

On the environment, he said the State was currently constructing 210 new drainage channels to address the issue of flooding in vulnerable communities.

He said his Government had also raised the level of infrastructure in emergency response agencies, mentioning the recently completed four fire stations, recruitment of new firefighters, and provision of fire fighting equipment.

Sanwo-Olu said: “Lagosians can testify to our feats in education. Over 1,000 new classrooms have been added to public schools and we completed over 1,097 projects in schools.

“We trained our teachers in modern teaching techniques through Eko EXCEL and handed over tablets to them for teaching. Overall performance of Lagos students in WAEC has improved from 42 percent to over 83 percent.”

Director General of Lagos APC Campaign Council, Sen. Ganiyu Solomon, said the party would have no problem taking its campaign to the electorate, given the “exceptional” performance of the party’s governorship candidate.

Solomon said the second coming of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat would bring Lagos to new heights of development and prosperity.

Leader of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), Prince Tajudeen Olusi, said: “The combination of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat is the best a democratic society can get in delivering results of good governance.

“Anyone who wants the development of Lagos to continue, Sanwo-Olu must be allowed to continue the good work he started.”

Sanwo-Olu, assisted by APC chairman, Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi presented flags to party candidates running for legislative seats in the House of Assembly and National Assembly.


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