Lagos State government showcases achievements at NBA conference
Lagos State government, yesterday, reeled out its achievements in the last year under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu before legal practitioners, critical stakeholders and delegates at the ongoing 62nd yearly general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), held at the Eko Atlantic City.
In his address, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said the session presents an opportunity for the state’s handlers to highlight some of the achievements of Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
Onigbanjo said the presentations, which covered climate change, healthcare, infrastructure development, land management in Lagos, emergency management and security, were designed to intimate lawyers at the conference that there is more “the administration is doing beyond what is visible.”
The AG said that many projects and programmes would come to fruition in the nearest future to ensure that citizens of the state enjoy the dividends of democracy and good governance.
Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, said the state government had been working tirelessly to reduce the quantity of wastes being generated in the state in the next couple of years.
He said that the state had begun waste separation and recycling from sources through organised estates, marketplaces and residential homes to ensure sanity in waste generation.
On his part, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, spoke extensively on how the state government used law, policies and regulations, especially sanctionable consequences, to flatten the fourth COVID-19 curve to protect the citizens.
Abayomi said that in an effort to further protect the citizenry, the state also put up a law to regulate traditional and alternative medicine practitioners in the state.
He said that to help the state know what’s happening in that space, it set up a board to regulate their activities, ensure standards and protect the citizens of Lagos, considering the fact that a lot of people now visit the alternative medicine practitioners even before coming to the conventional medicine practitioners.
Also, Special Adviser to the Governor on Works & Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, highlighted all the road projects the state is currently working on, including the four legacy projects of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration, as well as the 40 outstanding road projects of the last administration.
She listed the four legacy roads of this administration as the Lagos Fourth Mainland Bridge, Lagos-Epe Expressway, Lagos Regional Road and the Lagos Opebi Road.