Wednesday, 20 January 2016

I am resolute in my commitment to serve Lagosians- Ambode


Lagos Accompaniment Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambodeon Tuesdayreaffirmed his charge to abide adamant to serve and absolve the assurance reposed in him, acceptable that he would abide to assignment endlessly to bear acceptable babyminding for the aggregate acceptable of all Lagosians.
The Governor, who batten while apprehension his annual of administering at the Second Quarterly Town Hall Meeting captivated at the City Hall, Lagos, said his administering will abide to break accurate to its all-embracing action congenital on a tripod of security, infrastructural development and job creation.

Addressing a ample acquisition of affair chieftains, bazaar men and women, captains of industry, associates of the adept band as able-bodied as top government functionaries, Governor Ambode said his administering is absolutely acquainted that a safer Lagos will allure added investments from bounded and adopted investors, appropriately he kept to his affiance in the aboriginal division to advance on the aegis in the accompaniment with advance in aegis accessories account over N4.7billion.
The Governor appear that the advance in the aegis accessories has led to the abridgement of abomination amount in the accompaniment by 65 percent in the aftermost division of 2015.
“I am blessed to address that our Accompaniment is a lot safer today as statistics appearance that abomination amount bargain by 65% during the aftermost division compared to Year 2014,” he said.
Governor Ambode said his administration, in accession active accomplishment to accouterment crime, invested appear the “Light Up Lagos” project, which has back adequate ablaze on above highways and close anchorage in the accompaniment at night.
He said an Advisory Committee on Power, chaired by the Deputy Governor was additionally set up to accumulate acceptance with the affiance to ensure that every alcove and breach of the accompaniment is lit-up, aloof as he apprenticed association to key into the activity in acknowledgment for a reward.

“In the accomplished few months, we accept anchored artery lights from Berger in Ojodu to Lekki, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, the absolute Ikeja axis, Victoria Island and Ikoyi. We are demography this activity to every allotment of the State. If we are not yet in your neighbourhood, accord us a little time; we will anon be there. As we ablaze up the State, we apprehend abomination to abate as abyss will accept boilerplate to adumbrate and operate.

“I alarm on individuals and accumulated bodies to accompany our “Light Up Lagos” activity by adopting a artery and lighting it up either by abutting it to your beat or your generator. In return, these individuals and institutions will accept appropriate concessions on Land Use Charge and acclamation from the Accompaniment and Bounded Governments”.
The Governor additionally said in the aftermost quarter, 49 transformers were donated to communities that were advanced in black for bristles years, while electricity has now been adequate to 63 Communities starting from Eleko to Ode-Omi in Ibeju Lekki Bounded Government.
“We additionally commissioned the 33kva Electrical Sub-Station in Gberigbe Community, Ikorodu. This is accepted to advance the electricity bearings in that axis,” he said.
On infrastructural development, Governor Ambode said that over 300 anchorage were active during the aeon beneath review, abacus that 66 above alley projects are at assorted stages of achievement while 80 alley allocation and apparent bathrobe projects will anon be completed in all the LGs & LCDAs of the State.
He listed some of the completed anchorage to accommodate 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.
“In accession to this, the architecture of two anchorage in anniversary of the 20 Bounded Government and 37 Bounded Government Development Areas in the Accompaniment was flagged off aftermost week. A absolute of 114 anchorage will be delivered through this action in the abutting six months at a amount of N17.5b,” The Governor said.
Governor Ambode additionally listed added strides of his administering in the aftermost division including the bang of 434 new BRT buses, the admission of architecture of fly-overs in Ajah roundabout, Abule – Egba Junction and Berger Bus stop as able-bodied as the resumption of assignment on the Blue Line Rail Activity accepted to be completed by December 2016.
He additionally said that the accompaniment government has boarded on the rehabilitation of schools, architecture of new classroom blocks and accouterment of appliance to the tune of N2.5b, accordingly adjourned with the Federal Government beneath the UBEC arrangement with the Accompaniment abacus an added N526m.
On the bump for the aboriginal division of 2016, he assured that with the account already in abode his administering will kick-start the N25billion Employment Assurance Fund, apply new agents into LASTMA, Fire Service and Hospitals, strengthen the accompaniment aegis basement as able-bodied as booty the Ablaze Up Lagos Activity to added areas.
He said:
“As your Governor, I am adamant in my charge to you; to serve and absolve the assurance you accept reposed in me and assignment endlessly to bear acceptable babyminding for the aggregate acceptable of all Lagosians.

“All we charge is your abutment and cooperation. We acknowledge you for your absolute acknowledgment to us. We booty them on lath but we additionally charge you to consistently accomplish your ancillary of the amusing arrangement by ensuring approved acquittal of your taxes and adamant acquiescence with the Accompaniment Laws.

“There are bigger canicule ahead. Together, we are architecture a Lagos that we are all appreciative of”.

JANUARY 19, 2016