Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Gbenga Ashafa, has praised the sterling performance of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in the last one year, saying the governor is fulfilling his campaign promises to Lagosians in line with the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking in a chat with newsmen, Ashafa, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, said with Ambode in the saddle as the Chief Executive Officer of the state, Lagos is in good hands.
According to Ashafa, Ambode has not only offered Lagosians effective and people-centric leadership in the last one year, he has also consolidated on the achievements of his predecessors.
“Lagos State is the Centre of Excellence, and what you should therefore expect from Lagos should not be anything short of that. In the last twelve months, Lagosians have seen effective and people-centric leadership.”
“One thing has remained constant, Lagos has had a succession of good leaders who have always consolidated upon the achievements of their predecessors and indeed increased the bar.”
“In one year, Lagos has seen lightening-up of almost all the major and commercial roads in Lagos. Also communities that were hitherto not connected to the grid, like my area in Ibeju-Lekki have been connected, road constructions and infrastructural projects everywhere, an employment trust fund has been launched, the security apparatus has been overhauled to the extent that Lagos is probably the safest state in the Country at the moment and we have also seen the commencement of the 4th Mainland Bridge.”
“Of recent, the Emergency Response Unit was launched with sophisticated equipment and infrastructure with trained personnel. As a matter of fact, it was the Vice president that commissioned it on behalf of the President.”
“Lagos is in a good place economically. It remains the most economically viable state in the country, despite the prevailing economic circumstances. Ultimately, Lagos is in good hands, I commend His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for keeping his eyes on the ball and ensuring that he keeps on fulfilling his campaign promises as provided by our party’s (APC) manifesto” he said.