Sanwo-Olu commissions new school at Elemoro, 744-apartment housing scheme
Lagos plans stringent measures against petrol tankers, others to curb accidents
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, commissioned a newly-constructed Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School with sporting facilities and the Lagoshoms Sangotedo Phase 1 of 744 homes in 62 blocks.
In unveiling the school, Sanwo-Olu said over two and half years ago, his administration expressed the commitment to the education sector and desire to ensure that every child in Lagos has unrestricted access to qualitative education.
Sanwo-Olu, who commended His Royal Majesty, Oba Tajudeen Elemoro, for making the construction of the school possible, through provision of 1.54 hectares of land for the school, also appreciated the students, parents and members of the Elemoro community for the patience and perseverance they displayed in keeping faith with the promise made by his administration to construct a community school, the first of its kind in the community.
Sanwo-Olu said plans were on to reduce cost of property development and enhance quality in housing development through the building of competence for local artisans and craftsmen.
MEANWHILE, Lagos State Government has emphasised the need to develop a roadmap for effective monitoring and efficient handling and transportation of petroleum products in the state.
It, therefore, promised stringent measures to enforce compliance to curb and prevent unwanted accidents. The state government, through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, stated this at a stakeholders’ forum for oil and gas transportation sector, tagged: “Sanitising Lagos State roads of petroleum tankers’ explosions and accidents,” held at Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja.
The commissioner of the ministry, Olalere Odusote, lamented that in recent times, there had been a significant increase in tanker explosion in the state.
According to him, the ministry’s database shows that the state experienced an average of one tanker explosion per month in 2020, resulting in loss of lives and damage to infrastructure, which had caused lots of inconveniences to Lagosians.
He said: “Apart from the unusual increase in travel time, the cost of repairs runs into billions of naira, which could be diverted into building other infrastructure that will improve the lives of the citizens.”
Olalere, who hinted that the ministry was currently developing a legal framework in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice, which is based on existing physical planning, environmental and safety laws, added that the DPR would collaborate with Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on enforcement of haulage permits for petroleum products trucks.