Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday said that Lagos was marching on with progress, confidence and a clear vision in spite of the current state of the global and the Nigerian economy.
“We are all witnesses to the extreme economic difficulties being faced by the nation and Lagos is not immune.God has been good and faithful to us. We have been prudent and encouraged transparency in the operations of government,” Ambode said while giving an account of his stewardship in the past one year.
“This has in turn enabled us to meet our obligations and promises to our people.I am therefore bold to say that with your support and prayers, Lagos shall continue to prosper despite a difficult economic environment,” he said.
Ambode further said that the vision of his administration has not changed, which is to make Lagos clean, secure and prosperous with a robust economy built on service, equity and justice.
The governor said that in the last one year, efforts in the security sector had resulted in reduction in crime incidents by 65 percent.
According to him, the Light Up Lagos initiative, road and bridge construction projects have improved the physical infrastructure in the state.
“All these have contributed to economic growth and with our Employment Trust Fund coming on stream, job opportunities will be created for all our people,’’ he said.
It won’t end there, Ambode promised, saying he would undertake more developmental projects in the coming year to meet the aspirations of the people.