As the euphoria generated by the peaceful conduct and the unassailable victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress,APC, in the recent by-elections in the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe 2 of the Lagos State House of Assembly, continues to reverberate throughout the nation, the eloquent message therein should not be lost on all and sundry.
Since the inception of the Sanwo-olu administration, the Lagos state government has hit the ground running in a dogged determination to fulfill its part of the social contract.
It came up up with the ingenious THEMES agenda which encapsulate the essence of the desires and expectations of Lagosians. The THEMES agenda which is an acronym for Transportation and traffic management, Health and Enviroment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st century economy, Entertainment and Tourism, Security and good governance, remain the guiding principles of the Sanwo-olu government.
The commitment to complete all inherited projects has been upheld in the successful completion of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road and the near completion of the Agege Pen cinema fly-over.
The commissioning of 37 newly constructed roads and 500 others rehabilitated by the Public Works bureau are also note-worthy.
The procurement of 8 boats for water transportation and the recruitment , training and deployment of 1000 officers were geared towards the improvement of public transportation.
The commitment to construct the 4th mainland bridge which is making remarkable progress with the shortlisting of 8 of the 30 firms that expressed interest, will no doubt be the legacy project of the present administration. As characteristic of the present government, the community engagement to seek support and cooperation has commenced in earnest.
The various interventions by the state government in the health sector by providing various diverse free treatment for thousands of beneficiaries and free surgeries in pediatric, eyes, orthopedic , nose and dental ailments were most impactful.
The construction of the mother and child hospitals at Igando and Eto-osa also boosted the health sector.
Undoubtedly, our enviroment has improved as a result of the re-organization of the Lagos State Waste Management Agency and the operations of the Private Sector Participation in waste management. The Olusosun landfill site was expanded to 42 acre for ease of waste disposal.
The education sector has received the deserved attention with recruitment and training of 3,000 teachers, construction of new classrooms and the provision of furniture and free meals for pupils.
The signing of agreements with private investors to construct 8272 units of hostel will enhance the status of the Lagos State University as the leading state owned tertiary institution.
The administration also set up the Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC) with the start-up fund of $687,000 to drive the investment in research and tech-focused solutions across the six pillars of the administration’s THEMES agenda.
The various empowerment and poverty alleviation programs were geared towards addressing the peculiar challenges of the moment.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought out the inherent leadership qualities of Mr Governor who acted as the Incident Commander in words and indeed.
The provision of the requisite medical needs- isolation centers, laboratories and other incentives to set the ideal standard for government response.
The various provisions of far reaching palliatives to cushion the effect of the lock-down occasioned by the pandemic, despite the fruitfulless efforts to politicize it, showed the human face of our government.
The endsars protest , which started as a legitimate demonstration of democratic rights, but ended with orchestrated violence on public and private properties, afforded the governor an opportunity to keep faith with the people.
He identified with the protesters and couriered their demands to Abuja.
The Lagos State government was also the first to set a judicial panel of enquiry to put together the pieces of the unrest for posterity and seek justice for the victims .
The sponsored attacks of the government in the traditional and social media as a result of the protest has called to question the intentions of some faceless activists.
However, the response of the Lagos State government to re-focus by having an inventory of the losses, providing support for the victims and quickly set in motion the machinery to rebuild is a lesson in commitment, passion and never say die spirit.
The Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 2 House of Assembly
by- elections presented an opportunity to access the performance of the present administration and most especially its response to the unexpected challenges.
While our opponents focused on unimpressive rhetorics which failed to impress the electorates, we presented candidates with impeccable pedigree who will undoubtedly compliment the progressive governance in the state. The failure of the the campaign of calumny, once again , demonstrated the political sophistication of Lagosians who saw through the facade of deliberate misinformation, deceit and propaganda.
Through their votes, the electorates in the Lagos East Senatorial district acknowledged and appreciated the various developmental projects in their part of the state. The Dangote refinery, the Eleko to Epe round about , the Ikorodu road reconstruction and the Lekki deep sea port etc are projects that provided employment opportunities for the people and will most certainly change their socio-economic landscape when completed.
We appreciate the tremendous support of all the electorates who gave us the unprecedented 89% of the total votes cast.
We wish to assure you of our renewed commitment to good governance that will be impactful on all and sundry.
Perhaps, we should also commend our opponents whose sheer falsehood and desperation served as additional impetus to work diligently for the victory.
Our government is mindful of the need to redouble our efforts to address the various areas of challenge as an appreciation of the renewed confidence.
While we acknowledge the right of the opposition to lament and sulk, it should be noted that consistent reality check is a recipe for political progress.
Lagos State APC Spokesman.
Breaking: PDP induces people to impersonate political parties, plans press conference.
Concerned citizens in Ogun state on Friday raised an alarm over the inducement of some buyable politicians by PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Ladi Adebutu.
The insider source revealed that Adebutu, who lost out in the governorship election of last Saturday, has slated a press conference where some people will impersonate the executives of the Ogun State Chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) along with few politicians claiming to be Chairmen of registered political parties, with a promise of N2 million naira each.
The press conference slated for Park Inn Abeokuta, owned by Ladi Adebutu’s father will hold any moment from now.
According to the insider source, “Ladi and his party know they cannot win at the Tribunal because they are quoting a wrong section of the Electoral Act 2022, while ignoring the relevant and applicable section of the law. That is why they are bent on inciting and inducing the public instead of going to the Tribunal”
Billionaire Bizman Femi Egbeoluwa And Wife Murdered In Lagos
The Lagos State police force has launched an investigation into the assassination of a couple in the Allen Avenue area of Ikeja Lagos state Nigeira.
Engineer Femi Matthew Egbeoluwa and his wife, Funmi were reportedly killed by unidentified gunmen who broke into their home at 1 Adefolu drive, Allen Avenue between last Friday night and early Saturday. The couple’s house workers were also attacked by the assailants, who left the wife in a pool of blood. The police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident and stated that the investigation is ongoing, although no suspect has been arrested at the time of filing this report. The case has been transferred to the homicide section of the state Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.
The assassination of the couple has sent shockwaves across Lagos State and has raised concerns about the safety and security of residents. The police force has assured residents that they will leave no stone unturned in their investigation and that those responsible for the crime will be brought to justice.
Engineer Femi Egbeoluwa and his wife were well-known members of their community and their deaths have been met with widespread mourning and tributes. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences to the family and to call for justice for the couple.
The incident has once again highlighted the need for improved security measures in residential areas across Lagos State. It is important for individuals and communities to take proactive steps to ensure their safety and security, such as installing security cameras, strengthening security doors and windows, and being vigilant about suspicious activities in their neighborhood.
The police force has urged anyone with information that could help with the investigation to come forward and provide assistance. It is crucial for members of the public to work together with law enforcement agencies to combat crime and ensure the safety of their communities.
The tragic assassination of Engineer Femi Matthew Egbeoluwa and his wife should serve as a wake-up call to all residents to take the issue of security seriously and work together to make Lagos State a safer place for everyone.
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