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Lagos to record landmark feats this year, says Ambode


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode says Lagos State would record landmark achievements in major sectors of the economy this year.

According to him, 2018 holds great promises for the state and its residents.

In a New Year message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the governor said while the outgoing year witnessed a massive leap in terms of infrastructural development, some of the reforms in key sectors of the economy would take full flight from the beginning of this year.

His words: “We have good reason to be very optimistic about what 2018 holds in stock for our state and every Lagosian. The commencement and realisation of some of our reform programmes especially in the public transport, environment, tourism and health sectors will transform the landscape of the state and improve the quality of lives of all Lagosians.”

Ambode said his administration would not rest on its oars, noting that the 2018 budget of N1.046 trillion was dedicated majorly to complete some critical projects and initiate new ones.

The governor listed some of the projects to include the Oshodi transport Interchange, reconstruction of the Oshodi International Airport Road, Pen Cinema Flyover, 181 local government roads and other network of roads.

“Given the fact that 2018 will be the last full fiscal year of this administration’s four year tenure, our major focus will be the completion of most of the ongoing projects. We will also pursue the objective of strengthening the financial base of our State through various measures aimed at boosting the States Internally Generated Revenue. We believe very strongly that this is achievable without necessarily increasing taxes but by widening the tax base and ensuring that all revenues due to the State are collected through technologically driven tax collection and management system,” he added.

Ambode urged residents to continue to support his administration’s quest to transform the state.

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