Sanwo-Olu at synod, assures Lagosians of maximum security
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured citizens that his government would ensure the state remains safe and secure with far-reaching support to security operatives.
Sanwo-Olu, who gave the assurance, yesterday, during the opening ceremony of the third session of the 34th synod of the Diocese of Lagos (Church of Nigeria), Anglican Communion held at Our Saviour Church, Tafawa Balewa, Lagos, with the theme: “Value of Life, Faith and Ministry: Charting a New Course,” said Lagos remains a state that gives hope to a lot of Nigerians, and could not be left without being made safe and secure.
“We hereby restate commitment to ensuring that Lagos is not only secured but also prosperous, which will eventually metamorphosed to a state that everybody would be proud of. We will not stop to do those things we need to do to keep people safe.”
The governor said the theme of the synod was related to the state’s economic agenda on developmental goal for a greater Lagos, which according to him, are the pillars that drive the administration’s economic projection on day-to-day basis.
He said he was not unaware that many people do not sleep with their two eyes closed while some drive with a lot of apprehension of what may happen, adding that the issues of security challenges could not be hidden, but Lagos State would certainly take the lead in ensuring security of live and property in the state.
Sanwo-Olu promised total removal of motorcycles in Lagos, which he noted, would be done systematically while providing credible alternatives.
He promised provision of eight to 10-seater buses that would bring relief to the people of Lagos State.
Besides, he assured of new traits in Lagos, saying: “At the end of next year, we will be talking of rail transportation as we are building two rails, which include red line and blue line.”
He also disclosed that arrangement had been concluded to have a general hospital with radiology and orthopaedic near Western House, which he said, was 95 per cent completed while in addition the government would put up in Lagos Island the biggest Children Hospital in Africa.
He warned owners of abandoned uncompleted buildings in Lagos to do something on those properties, as they serve as safe haven for criminals, adding that the government would give such people deadline.
In his address, the Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Missioner, the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, commended the Lagos State government for the way it handled COVID-19 pandemic.