Lagos will undergo massive transformation in 6 months —Ambode

Posted by News Express | 23 July 2016 | 2,217 times

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State governor, on Friday expressed total commitment to the actualisation of the various initiatives put in place by his administration towards making life better, simpler and more prosperous for the people, just as he assured that the state would witness massive transformation in critical sectors in the next six months.

Ambode, who spoke in Badagry at the opening session of a two-day retreat organised by his government for members of the State Executive Council (SEC) and Body of Permanent Secretaries, said creating value for the people remained top priority for him.

He stated that the government was ready to partner with any individual, corporate organisation and indeed the private sector towards achieving the set goals.

The retreat tagged ‘Reflect, Reappraise, Restrategise: Raising the Bar of Governance’, was the second in the series, and was held at the VIP Chalets, Badagry.

Ambode, in his remark, said the everyday challenge for him and his team in the last 13 months was all about adding positive value and taking decisions only in the best interest of the people.

He said: “This government is about creating value for our people. That is the whole essence of our coming together as a team. It is all about seeing to what extent can we create value for Lagosians.

“That is our everyday challenge that the people have seen in the last thirteen months. I believe strongly that creating value is the central focus of everyday decision we have taken at the Exco level and even the Body of Permanent Secretaries level.

“In the next six months, a totally different Lagos you will see because the kind of initiatives that we have set up that is actually work in progress now, we will release and unleash them and the people will obviously see that we are very focused on making life easier for them.”

Ambode said government would focus on changing for good the transport system in the state and equally partner with the private sector in maintaining a clean environment.

He said a lot had been done, but that more still needed to be done, and that all hands must be on deck to move the state forward, one of the reasons he said necessitated the retreat to appraise what had been done and chart way forward.

Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, the state’s Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, said the main purpose of the retreat was to raise the bar of governance with the view to ensuring that the manifestos of the present administration are fulfilled in a seamless manner and to refine the implementation plan for the next three years.

He said aside the fact that the holding of the retreat in Badagry goes a long way to show that all the part of the state is secured and that government has remained focused to its commitment of all inclusive governance, the retreat was also about focusing more on critical sectors such as transportation, environment, job creation, among others. (Independent)

 •Photo shows Gov. Ambode.

Source: News Express

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