After violence dimension, looting and destruction of public infrastructures that marred protest against police brutality in Lagos State, the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured that the ugly incident would only spur his administration toward devising policies aimed at restoring economic prosperity and peace which the state was known for in Nigeria.
He explained that his administration would stop at nothing in ensuring the state rise above its recent challenges by initiating and executing people-oriented policies and projects that would fulfill needs and aspirations of the average Lagosian.
The Governor said that following the violence, his administration would set in motion revolutionary efforts, policies, and incentives at making life better for Lagosians and improving ease of doing business, and ensure businesses and enterprise pick up and flourish.
Speaking during flag-off of rehabilitation and upgrading of Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu said that the government would redouble its effort in rebuilding the state for the betterment of all residents, irrespective of tribe, ethnic or religious affiliations.
According to him, despite the economic recession caused by the COVID 19 pandemic and the most recent unwarranted violence unleashed on our state, we remain focused on promoting economic prosperity.
“We are rebuilding Lagos because we have too much at stake to be daunted by recent happenings; our major concern is how to do our job correctly and diligently. Our commitment to the people of Lagos, businesses, and the corporations in our state is that of a more prosperous state with a world-class road network where citizens can travel from one end of the state to the other without unnecessary encumbrances.
“As we place our state on the path of continuous transformation, we will continue to pursue the right strategies for a greater and wealthier Lagos. We are in government to make life easier for our people: without any consideration for class, religion, or ethnicity. As you stand with me today on the brink of history, I want to assure you that this government will continue to take every challenge as an opportunity for significant economic transformation.
“We will not be distracted by our challenges, when the story of this administration is told, it will be that of a government, which listened to the people and responded to the people’s yearnings. Our government chose its battles correctly, pursued the right strategy, and actively engaged the citizenry in the pursuit of success,” he said.