By KIKELOMO SHONIBARE, Lagos
Those that are seeking employment in Lagos State are set to smile before the end of the year as the state government will soon employ into several of its agencies.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed this while delivering an address at the Second Quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at the Lagos City Hall, Lagos Island n Tuesday.
According to him, the state agencies that will employ new staff are LASTMA, the State Fire Service and Hospitals.
Speaking further when listing his administration’s plans for 2016, Ambode said that they will continue to strengthen security infrastructure to improve safety of lives and property within the state.
He explained that with the plans his administration has in stock, Lagos will attract several investments that would further consolidate their policy thrust.
“Our overall policy thrust remains the same. A Tripod of Security, Infrastructural Development and Job Creation. A safer Lagos will attract more investments from local and foreign interests which will in turn create more job opportunities for our people thereby generating more taxes and revenues for the government to improve on the infrastructure in various sectors.
“Today’s event is the second in the series of my administration’s quarterly interaction with Lagosians to render account of my stewardship as your elected Governor. This initiative of our government commenced with our people in the Lagos West Senatorial District on October 6, 2015 at Abesan,” he stressed.
In the area of security, he said that in the last quarter they invested massively to reenergize and reinvigorate the state security infrastructure to bring it to a level comparable to what obtains in other modern city states.
On the Light Up Lagos Project, he said that he state government has donated 49 transformers and has in the past few months, fixed street lights from Berger in Ojodu to Lekki, Ikorodu to Lagos Island, the entire Ikeja axis, Victoria Island and Ikoyi.
“We are taking this project to every part of the State. If we are not yet in your neighbourhood, give us a little time; we will soon be there. As we light up the State, we expect crime to reduce as criminals will have nowhere to hide and operate,” he assured.
Governor Ambode expressed joy that priority has also been accorded roads.
“As part of our efforts to improve road infrastructure, in the last quarter we embarked on massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of major roads and inner roads across the metropolis.
“I am delighted to inform you that over 300 major road projects have been rehabilitated. 66 major road projects are at various stages of completion while 80 road grading and surface dressing projects will soon be completed in all the LGs & LCDAs of the state,” he said.