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Ambode pledges to grow GDP


Akinwumi Ambode, Lagos State Governor.

To commemorate Lagos at 50, Governor Akinwumi Ambode yesterday disclosed that his administration, among other things, would focus more on building the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the state.

Ambode, who said this during a courtesy visit by the executive members of the Nigeria British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), noted that the state would serve as a role model to other states in the country to boost the economy.

He said: “Like you mentioned, this year of celebration, you know Lagos is marking 50th anniversary but what matters is the future of Lagos in another 50 years. That’s something we should look at from your perspective and the perspective on investment. We should focus on how to grow the GDP of the state and create a vision where some years later, we will be able to comment that our partnership today established an example of what a typical state should be for the rest of the country in terms of development and economy.”

The governor, who reiterated the government’s partnership with the NBCC. applauded their contribution to the growth and development of the state.

He said: “I like the idea of having an investment house in the central of Lagos. I believe in the concept that all the businesses of Lagos should not be centralised in one place. So, if you want to have an Art and Culture place, you don’t have to come to Ikeja. You can go to Ikorodu, Badagary and so on. I think the best way is to disperse in such a way that it reaches as many as possible.”

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