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Lagos pledges more investment in infrastructure

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Governor Ambode. Photo: Twitter/AkinwunmiAmbode

In his Democracy Day speech, he noted that Lagos was a work in progress, adding that conscious efforts would be sustained to make life easier for the citizens.

Ambode, who specifically spoke at a special Ramadan Tafsir and prayer session in Epe to mark his third year in office, justified the massive infrastructure renewal across the length and breadth of the state, explaining that the huge investment in amenities was part of the greater vision at making Lagos a smart city.

He said deliberate efforts had been made since assuming office to place the state on sound footing for growth and development.

His words: “Lagosians have seen what we have done in the last three years but like we have said, there is a greater vision to make Lagos a Smart City. So, Lagos is a work in progress, and that is why you see a whole lot of infrastructural projects going on.

“Every day is a race towards making Lagos a better place for the citizens and that is what we would continue to do in the next 365 days.”

He said the event, graced by political and Islamic leaders from all of the state’s five divisions, was organised to appreciate God for His goodness and the feats attained so far by his administration.

The Chief Imam of Lagos, Alhaji Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nollah, represented by Sheikh Tijani Gbajabiamila, commended the governor for the development statewide in the last three years.

However, the Taraba government is to distribute 130 tractors to farmers as part efforts boost farm mechanisation and food production in the state.

The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, David Ishaya Kasa, who dropped the hint yesterday in Jalingo, stated that government had concluded plans to tackle headlong the problems militating against progressive farming in the state.

He said: “Government is poised to address the challenge in order to enable farmers produce enough food both for the state and the country as a whole.

“Besides the 30 tractors recently inaugurated by the government, it has procured hundred units of mini tractors for small farmers. They would be distributed to cooperatives across the sixteen local councils as well as the special development areas.”

According to the commissioner, his ministry was perfecting modalities for the distribution.


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