In line with satisfying his comprehensive administration required, on Thursday 14th of April 2016, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, met citizens of Ikorodu throughout the quarterly Town Hall Meeting, which is the 3rd in the collection because the beginning of his management on the 29th of May, 2015.
Throughout the quarterly conference, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode offered an in-depth file on the developing success of his management in the last 11 months. Throughout the instruction, the Governor discussed financial investment and also company oriented partnerships the state had actually closed to fast-track financial proliferation, as well as, the initiatives of his management to place Lagos as a location option for Sports, Tourism as well as financial investment in Africa, he additionally discussed the electrification task– basically the Light up Lagos Project, which extends throughout various components of the state.
Further highlighting some of his administration’s strides in the last quarter, Governor Ambode said the State achieved major breakthrough in security, saying that since the launch of the N4.78 billion equipment, the state had won several battles against crime. He said the quick response in the rescue of the kidnapped girls in Ikorodu and the quelling of the Mile 12 riot were testimonies of the effectiveness of the security system in State. He added that many criminals had so far been arrested since the launch of the security equipment, saying that he was ready to pay for information given that would lead to the arrest of hardened criminals.
“I am ready to pay monetary compensation for information on hardened criminals as we proceed to make Lagos crime-free. We are happy to report that crime rate has also reduced in the last three months,” he said.
On attracting investment to Lagos, Governor Ambode said investors have shown interest in the redevelopment of the fish market to an international Fish Market and the redevelopment of inner roads in Epe and Ibeju-Lekki.
Governor Ambode, who also responded to pleas by residents in Ikorodu on the need for the expansion and rehabilitation of the road network, assured that government will explore the Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative to transform the Ikorodu-Imota-Agbowa-Itokin-Epe Road into a standard 8-lane Road.
Governor Ambode, directed the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as well as the State Electricity Board to look at the possibilities of providing electricity for Igbo-Olomu community, a suburb in Ikorodu, which has been without light for over 10 years.
Closing the question and answer segment of the quarterly meeting, Governor Ambode appealed to Lagosians present to ensure that they continue to pay their taxes, and also take ownership of projects in their domain.