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Electioneering activities won’t slow down governance in Lagos, says Ambode

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday assured that electioneering activities in the year would not slow down the pace of infrastructure development in the state.

He restated that government would strive to complete all ongoing projects and implement new ones in spite of political activities that will usher in the 2019 general elections.    

He said this at the opening session of a three-day retreat for members of the State Executive Council, Body of Permanent Secretaries and heads of government agencies and parastatals at Epe.

Ambode said rather than allow campaign activities to slow down governance, the state government would focus on its plans and programmes and ensure that it achieves steady progress in its development strides.

The governor explained that a lot had been achieved with the active support and collaboration of the participants since his assumption of office, adding that a lot more needed to be done to ensure continuous prosperity in the state.   

“We have recorded some modest successes and consolidated on the status of our state as one of the foremost commercial and social hubs in sub Saharan Africa.

“We are gradually changing the face of Lagos through our aggressive infrastructure development, urban regeneration and sectorial reforms. 

“All the development indices reflect the fact that we are making steady progress with very bright outlook for the foreseeable future. The progress is not the result of individual effort. It was achieved by all of us with the cooperation of many others.

“And for this, I commend each and every one of you for your diligence and contribution to the progress made thus far,” he said.

Ambode, however, stressed that there was still a lot more to be done in spite of fears that governance will slow down due to electioneering activities preceding next year’s general elections.


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