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We need to do more to achieve Lagos vision, says Ambode


Lagos State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm (left); Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye; Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluranti Adebule; Governor Akinwunmi Ambode; Special Adviser on Communities and Communication, Hakeem Sulaimon; Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson and Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Olusegun Banjo during their swearing-in at Alausa…yesterday

• Lagos moves to check contamination of water, food, beverages in hotels, others
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, said his administration has not done enough to achieve the desired vision for the state.

He said this at the swearing in of four commissioners and a special adviser yesterday in Alausa, Ikeja.

He stressed that although the new cabinet members were joining a winning team of committed professionals and politicians, working hard for the past 32 months to make Lagos functional, efficient and a haven for business, tourism, entertainment and sports, there was still a lot to be done.

Ambode pointed out that making Lagos work for all was a 24-hour job that required selfless service, hard work, dedication and focus on the improvement of lives of all Lagosians.

His words: “At the inception of this administration, our vision was to build a clean, safe and prosperous state and a globally competitive smart city guided by the rule of Law.

“As simple as it sounds, this is a tough task but I am happy to say that the job has been made easier because we have the best team working together to achieve this vision.

The new cabinet members are Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Olayinka Oladunjoye; Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Segun Banjo; Commissioner for Transport, Oladipo Lawanson; Commissioner for Science and Technology, Akeem Fahm and Special Adviser Communities and Communication, Omoleye Sulaimon.

Speaking on behalf of the others, Oladunjoye said the Ambode administration has been doing well in terms of projects and programme and pledged that they would give their best for the state.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state.

It pleaded with stakeholders to embrace the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and certification.

Speaking at a sensitisation meeting for food, water, beverage handling establishments in Lagos, Special Adviser to the governor on Primary Healthcare, Olufemi Onanuga, said food safety had become a major concern to the food industry since the consumption of contaminated food and water contribute to series of health challenges globally.

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