In eight of the state’s Local Government Areas, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday officially opened 13 projects.
Using his Twitter account, the governor made the following declaration “Today, I had the honour of commissioning 13 vital projects across Lagos, delivering on our promise to bring progress and prosperity to the people.
“From schools to jetties, medical facilities to roads, these projects will transform lives and build a Greater Lagos.”
The projects were inaugurated in Amuwo-Odofin, Badagry, Agege, Ojo, Alimosho, Ifako Ijaiye, Ikeja and Ajeromi Ifelodun LGAs.
As part of the 11-day programme lined up to celebrate the performance of Gov. Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, in the first term of their administration, the inauguration of the projects was a continuation to achieve “A Greater Lagos Rising,” vision.
The projects inaugurated were the School of Basic Medical Science Block, 120 Bed MCC (SDG Building), Ambulance Bay, Special Services Centre House Officers’ Quarters at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and newly rehabilitated Mba-Cardoso Street, Ajegunle.
Others are Akesan Obadore Road, Alimosho; Ikeja Town Square and the unveiling of the newly installed Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 104-5+LX Machine at Lagos State Printing Corporation, Ikeja.
They included constructed jetties with waiting for shelters and shoreline protection at Marina and Isaju-Ajido in Badagry as well as at Ilashe and Ijegun-Egba in Amuwo-Odofin.
Other projects inaugurated were Government Girls Senior College in Agege, Alimosho Junior Grammar School and Ijaiye Housing Estate Junior Secondary School, Alimosho; newly constructed Primary Healthcare Centre, Ijedodo in Iba LCDA, Ojo and Ijaiye Ojokoro Senior High School, Ifako Ijaiye.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu was represented during the inauguration held simultaneously in 13 places by Hamzat, Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji; Chief of Staff, Mr Tayo Ayinde; Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Gboyega Sayanwo; Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries, among others.
The Governor said the provision of the different projects was to ensure the delivery of modern medical facilities that would strengthen the capacity of the state’s healthcare system ostensibly to meet the needs of the people.
The governor was represented by Hamzat at the inauguration of the medical infrastructure projects at LASUTH, Ikeja.
He said the facility had been provided in fulfilment of his administration’s promises and commitment to the people of Lagos State, under the Health and Environment Pillar of the THEMES development agenda.
He appreciated the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, for the donation of a 124 Bed-SDG Multipurpose Medical Building.
“I have no doubt that with this facility, and several others, we are on the path to improving our nation’s Human Capital Development Index and achieving the set targets under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He noted that the building was equipped with modern medical care facilities, comprising four medical schools in the areas of anaesthesia technology, echocardiography, orthopaedic cast technology and postgraduate nursing.
According to him, this will significantly raise the status of LASUTH as a leading/award-winning medical school and centre of excellence in healthcare service delivery.
Speaking earlier, Orelope-Adefulire said Lagos State, being the most populous state in the country, deserved the provision of necessary medical infrastructure.
At the inauguration of Mba-Cardoso Street in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Sanwo-Olu, represented by his deputy, said the administration would continue to expand the transportation sector.
He said his administration was committed to improving commuters’ travel experiences, saving important man-hours, providing better riding surfaces; boosting interconnectivity, and generally making life more meaningful for commuters in Lagos State.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, said the Sanwo-Olu administration had kept its promise to improve the quality of life of the people and drive massive socio-economic growth through infrastructure upgrade and renewal.
“The commitment of this administration to put in place infrastructure that will enhance the well-being of Lagosians and empower them across economic activities is brought to the fore,” Adeyoye said.
In his remarks, the Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr Fatai Ayoola, said the rehabilitation of the Mba-Cardoso road had brought great relief to the residents of Ajeromi-Ifelodun.
He said the rehabilitation of the 3-kilometre road was “a dividend of democracy,” reaching the doorsteps of the masses in Ajegunle, through the Lagos State government’s capacity-driven administrative insight.
While inaugurating the upgraded jetties with waiting for shelters and shorelines in Badagry, Gov. Sanwo-Olu expressed delight at the completion of the projects that would protect the populace of Ijegun Egba and its environs.
The governor, represented by the Special Adviser on Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Adebayo Sodade, assured residents of his government’s commitment to completing ongoing jetty construction and enforcing safety regulations to ensure safe travel on the waterways.
He said the inauguration of the multiple jetties reflected the Lagos State government’s commitment to improving transportation infrastructure, enhancing water transportation, and reducing travel time for Lagos residents.