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Days

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Remarkable Achievements of

Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu & Dr. Femi Hamzat

Reduction in trafď€ c | Repairs of road across the state | Clearing of drainage and channels Waste Management reform | Swearing in of cabinet team | Synergy for partnership on security, Economy and development of Lagos & Lots More.


Contents 05. THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY 11. 100 DAYS AND BEYOND 14. ROAD PROJECT BY LAGOS STATE

100 DAYS IN

GOV SANWO OLU AT THE LAUNCH OF THE LSETF W-INITIATIVE AT DE BLUE ROOF LTV

OFFICE

GOV. SANWO-OLU COMMISSIONS ALHAJI LATEEF JAKANDE GARDENS, IGANDO

20. MATERNAL AND CHILD CENTRE ETI-OSA 23. GOV. SANWO-OLU AT COMMISSIONING OF COMMUNITY JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, ALAGUNTAN VILLAGE, AJAH. 26. SWEARING OF COMMISSIONERS BY GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU 34. GOV. SANWO-OLU RECEIVES CONSUL- GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, MR. JAN VAN WEIJEN, AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA 36. GOV. SANWO OLU RECEIVES INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU, AT LAGOS HOUSE, IKEJA 38. GOV. SANWO-OLU PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN OF SSG, COS, DCOS, SIX NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA 42. RAISE THE BAR OF PERFORMANCE, SANWO-OLU CHARGES NEW PRINCIPAL OFFICERS ...SWEARS-IN SSG, COS AND SIX PERMANENT SECRETARIES

GOV. SANWO-OLU, FIRST LADY RECEIVE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE THIRD REGULAR COURSE OF SANW NIGERIA DEFENCE ACADEMY AND THEIR WIVES AT LAGOS HOUSE, IKEJA

44. GOV. O-OLU RECEIVES FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) U-20 Inspec on of LAWMA opera ons by WOMEN'S WORLD CUP MD CEO Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin & INSPECTION TEAM AT LAGOS HOUSE, Mgmt Team ALAUSA, IKEJA GOV. SANWO-OLU SWEARS-IN HON. JUSTICE KAZEEM ALOGBA AS THE STATE CHIEF JUDGE AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA

LAUNCHING OF LAGOS BLUE BOX PROGRAMME BY LAWMA, AT SIMPSON TRANSFER LOADING STATION, SURA, LAGOS ISLAND

SANWO-OLU INAUGURATES 9TH LAGOS GOV. SANWOOLU COMMISSIONS ASSEMBLY, DR. ABAYOMI FINNIH RECREATIONAL PROMISES TO UPHOLD SEPARATION OF PARK AT OREGUN POWERS FIRST LADY OF LAGOS STATE, DR. (MRS) IBIJOKE SANWO-OLU AT MAIDEN AGM OF NIGERIAN DEAF WOMEN HOSTED BY LAGOS STATE DEAF WOMEN ASSOCIATION (LSDWA) AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM, SURULERE GOV. SANWO-OLU INSPECTS REVENUE HOUSE AND SECRETARIAT EXTENSION, ALAUSA

GOV SANWO-OLU, HIS WIFE & OTHER DIGNITARIES AT THE CEREMONY TO MARK 100 DAYS IN OFFICE OF THE SANWO-OLU ADMINISTRATION AT DE BLUE ROOF LTV, AGIDINGBI, IKEJA SANWO-OLU SPEAKS ON HIS 100 DAYS IN OFFICE, SAYS WE HAVE BROUGHT RELIEF TO RESIDENTS


Publisher 's Note

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he 100 days can be seen in two different concepts. First it may be too long for an individual with no plans. But, for a smart and sagacious Governor like Babajide Olusola Sanwolu, 100 days is enough me to demonstrate and proof to everyone that he is up to the task ahead and what we have just seen is a p of the iceberg. With the Giants strides by His Excellency Mr. Babajide Sanwolu and his counterpart Dr. Obafemi Hamzat in just 100days, It is clear the governor has not taken his elec on victory for granted with the modus operandi, he has adopted in an acronym tagged THEMES. In just 100days sanity back on Road, Traffic very light, while pot holes ridden roads have disappeared, Security threat reduce dras cally and health care delivery is closer and cheaper now, furthermore, what seems very insurmountable is made very elementary talking about waste management. Following through, another huge trait of the governor, is humility, which he displayed and his friendly nature, from what we have seen in the last 100 days, it's clear we are governed by a man whose only focus is the people and the people alone. Lagos aren't we lucky?!!! People are watching and Babajide Sanwolu is ready to act.

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HIS EXCELLENCY MR. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE


100

DAYS AND BEYOND

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The emergence of Governor Olusola Babajide Sanwolu as governorernor of Lagos state is s ll a mystery in so many quarters knowing fully well the Nigeria poli cal situa on. What obtains normally is that a governorernor for what it is will get his party nod to run for second term leaving his faith to the electorates. To so many the impossible and the abnormality happened as Babjide Olusola Sanwolu defeated the then incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode to clinch the APC cket. However, since assump on of office, Mr. Sanwolu has shown he was prepared and ready for the role. His exquisite leadership traits and firsthand knowledge of the state challenges, his ac ons and inac ons has proven that he is prepared for the big job right from birth. Before been sworn in in May 19 2019, the state has been bedeviled with so many challenges one of them been waste management to the extent that the state was already been tagged as one of the dir est a clear departure from the norm looking back at governor Babatunde Fashola and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu tenor. Aside the waste issues, another problem faced with the state was the State of bad roads coupled with the recklessness and lawlessness of drivers and motorist. These twin issues have led to chao c traffic situa on and loss of man power. But on assump on of office, all that became a thing of the past in 100days with the courage and boldness of the governor. The governor in less than days of taking the oath of office empowered LASTMA and ordered VIO to hit the ground and running which brought some needed sanity back

to Lagos roads. Another huge trait of the governor is humility, which he shows before, during and a er the elec on. A huge example was when the governor went to LSDPC where he last worked, the show of love shown by his former staff was beyond descrip on. With the way the governor has swung to ac on, it is clear the governor has not taken his elec on victory for granted, the modus operandi the governor has adopted in an acronym tagged THEMES and the way he is following true is a t e s t a m e n t . T s t a n d s f o r Tr a ffi c a n d Transporta on H for health care delivery, E for environment making Lagos a 21st century economy and Entertainment and Tourism and S for Security and safety of life and property of Lagos populace with look of things, most of the governor agenda is working for him as it were. Traffic has reduced tremendously, health care service is also being implemented, the BOSKOH health mission was also launched in the 100 days. The governor also promised to make the state economy a 21st century, the security and entertainment aspects is also being implemented with the provision of security gadgets to the police and other security opera ves. Another promise made by the governor during his campaign is an open and transparent government and this has been the administra on guide, with these giant strides in just 100 days, it's clear the governor is ready to turn the state around with many more people oriented programs. Babajide Olusola Sanwolu is ready for a greater Lagos.


PROJECTS

Rehabilitation works completed on different sections of Aromire Avenue, Ikeja


PROJECTS

Rehabilitation of sections of Ikorodu Road, Ketu Bus Stop


PROJECTS

Coker Road, Ilupeju-Mushin Before and After rehabilitation


PROJECTS

Rehabilitation of lkotun lgando road by lgando Community Junior Secondary School to College road Junction


PROJECTS

Repair of failed section of CMD Road, Kosofe LGA


His Royal Majesty Oba Afeez Badiru the Elejigbo of Langbasa and the entire people of Langbasa and environs felicitates with his Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on this historical occasion of 100 days in oďŹƒce. It is our prayers that you will continue to soar higher and you will bring peace and prosperity to the people of Lagos.

Signed His Royal Majesty

Oba Afeez Badiru Elejigbo of Langbasa


PROJECTS

MATERNAL AND CHILD CENTRE ETI-OSA

L-R: Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Ibijoke and the Ojomu of Ajiran Land; Oba Adetunji Akinloye during the commissioning of 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC) at Eti-Osa


PROJECTS

MATERNAL AND CHILD CENTRE ETI-OSA


PROJECTS

GOV SANWO-OLU AT COMMISSIONING OF COMMUNITY JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, ALAGUNTAN VILLAGE, AJAH


Felicitatewith

BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU Days

100

in ofď€ ce

Courtesy:

Hon. Noheem Adams

Member Lagos Sate House of Assembly


SWEARING OF COMMISSIONERS BY GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

Newly appointed members of the Lagos State Executive Council taking their oath of ofce during their Swearing-in ceremony at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Secretariat Alausa

Newly appointed Special Adviser, Ministry of Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka being congratulated by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, receiving certicate of ofce as Information and Strategy by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Mrs. Bolaji Dada, receiving certicate of ofce as Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Mr. Tunji Bello, receiving certicate of ofce as Water Resources and Environment by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu


SWEARING OF COMMISSIONERS BY GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

L-R: Newly appointed Special Adviser for Drainage and Water Resources, Mr. Joe Igbokwe being congratulated by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke Local Government and Community Affairs

Dr.. Wale Ahmed Special Duties and Inter Governmental Relations

Mr. Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN) Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice

Dr. Frederic Oladeinde Comm. of Transport, Lagos State

Mr. Sam Egube Mrs. Folashade Adesayo Economy Planning and Budget Education

Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser on Education

Ano Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser on Central Business Districts

Mr. Hakeem Fahm, Science and Technology

Dr. Idris Salako, receiving certicate of ofce as Comm. for Physical Planning & Urban Development by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu


SWEARING OF COMMISSIONERS BY GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

Hon. Morug Akinderu Fatai, receiving certicate of ofce as Commissioner for Housing from Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Segun Dawodu Youth And Social Development

Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, receiving certicate of ofce as Home Affairs by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Mr. Gbolahan Lawal, receiving certicate of ofce as Commissioner for Agriculture from Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo, receiving certicate of ofce as Commissioner for Finance by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu


SWEARING OF COMMISSIONERS BY GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

Arc. Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi, Special Adviser on Urban Development

Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle Establishment, Training and Pension

Mrs. Lola Akande Commerce and Industry

Engr. Aramide Adeyoye Works and Infrastructure

Mrs. Olufunke Adebolu, receiving certicate of ofce as Tourism Arts & Culture by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

Dr. Wale Ahmed, Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations

Prof. Akin Abayomi, receiving certicate of ofce as Commissioner of Health by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu


I Oba Saheed Ademola Ifawuyi Elegushi Kunshela III and the good people of Ikate Kingdom felicitates with our amiable and performing Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on this historical 100 days in office. My prayers for the governor of Lagos State will continue to develop and experience all round peace under your watch.


The Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu donates 125 patrol vehicles and 35 patrol motorcycles to Security agencies To Improved intelligence and logistics for our security forces is critical to protecting lives and properties in our state


GOV. SANWO-OLU RECEIVES CONSUL- GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, MR. JAN VAN WEIJEN, AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle), anked by Consul-General, Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos, Mr. Jan van Weijen (left); Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (right), with members of the team from the Consulate and State Executive Council during a courtesy visit by the Consul-General to the Governor at Lagos House, Alausa,


GOV. SANWO-OLU RECEIVES CONSUL- GENERAL OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS, MR. JAN VAN WEIJEN, AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA


GOV. SANWO OLU RECEIVES INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU, AT LAGOS HOUSE, IKEJA

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle); Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu (left), with members of the I.G’s entourage and State Executive Council during the Police Chief’s visit to the Governor at the Lagos House, Ikeja


GOV. SANWO-OLU PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN OF SSG, COS, DCOS, SIX NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA

L-R: Deputy Chief Of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folasade Jaji; Chief Of Staff (COS), Mr. Tayo Ayinde and Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola

L-R: Newly appointed Permanent Secretaries, Dr. Eniayemo Ademuyiwa; Mr. Olumide Erinle; Mrs. Okelola Oluwadara; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Mrs. Yewande Falugba; Mr. Wasiu Akewusola and Mr. Mustapha Osi-Efa


GOV. SANWO-OLU PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN OF SSG, COS, DCOS, SIX NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), congratulates his newly appointed Chief Of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), congratulates the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji


GOV. SANWO-OLU PRESIDES OVER AT SWEARING-IN OF SSG, COS, DCOS, SIX NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA

Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulates Mrs. Yewande Falugba as The Permanent Secretary, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulates Mr. Wasiu Akewusola as a Permanent Secretary

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right), congratulates his newly appointed Deputy Chief Of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo (middle) while the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (left), watches


RAISE THE BAR OF PERFORMANCE, SANWO-OLU CHARGES NEW PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

...Swears-In SSG, COS And Six Permanent Secretaries

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agos State Govermor, Mr Babajide

dedication over the years", he said.

Sanwo-Olu on recently swore-in new

"We must continue to revive and sharpen our

principal cabinet officers along with six

skills to deliver on this critical services that have

permanent secretaries into the state public

been promised Lagosians.

service.

He added that work must be delivered with a

The principal officers are Secretary to the State

sense of modern responsibility and trend when

Government, Mrs Folashade Sherifat Jaji, the

he said, "Our services must be comparable to

Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde and the Deputy

what obtains in 21st Century modern states like

Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo.

ours"

The new Permanent Secretaries are Dr.

Governor Sanwoolu also promised to resolve all

Eniayewu Benjamin, Erinle Olumide, Oludara

issues relating to the minimum wage soonest

Oyebisi Okelola, Wasiu Akeusola, Yewande

while charging the appointees to be innovative

Falugba and Mustapha Osiefa.

and quickly key into the new dynamics that will

The deputy chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega

take Lagos to the next level of greatness and

Akosile was also presented at the ceremony

prosperity.

attended by party chieftains, top civil servants

"As an administration, we are committed to

and family members of the appointees.

give you all the necessary support in terms of

In his address Governor Sanwo-Olu charged

welfare, training, human capital development

the officers to hit the ground running, raise the

and other tools that would facilitate

bar of performance and as well join hands with

performance on the part of the workers", he

his administration in the actualisation of the six

said.

pillars of development of the administration.

Responding on behalf of the appointees,

He congratulated the new officers noting that

Secretary to the State Government Folashade

their appointment was a call to service based on

Jaji expressed profound gratitude to the

their outstanding track records in their fields of

governor for the opportunity to serve.

specialisation.

She commended the governor for his laudable

"Your elevation from the pool of eligible

feat in just few days in office promising total

Directors in the state's public service is a

support towards the success of the

reward and confirmation of your hard work and

administration.


GOV. SANWO-OLU RECEIVES FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (FIFA) U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP INSPECTION TEAM AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA


GOV. SANWO-OLU SWEARS-IN HON. JUSTICE KAZEEM ALOGBA AS THE STATE CHIEF JUDGE AT LAGOS HOUSE, ALAUSA, IKEJA


SANWO-OLU INAUGURATES 9TH LAGOS ASSEMBLY, PROMISES TO UPHOLD SEPARATION OF POWERS ...Congratulates Obasa On His Return As Speaker

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inaugurated the 9th Lagos State House of Assembly just as Hon. Mudashiru Obasa returns as Speaker. Governor Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, promised to uphold the principle of separation of powers, which remains the bedrock of democracy. The Governor sought the support of the Legislative arm of government for speedy consideration and passage of bills that would see to the implementation of the numerous programmes of the new administration in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu thanked the honourable members for their support and pledged that his administration would not betray the trust reposed in it. “ Let me assure you that we would uphold the tenet of separation of powers while I do urge you to intensify your efforts as the foremost House of Assembly. I equally want to seek your support for speedy consideration and passage of bills that would further assist in the implementation of good and loft programmes of the new administration”, Sanwo-Olu said. For his return as the Speaker of the 9th Assembly Hon. Mudashiru Obasa's nomination was moved by Hon. Moshood Oshun, representing Lagos Mainland Constituency 2, and seconded by Hon. Yinka Ogundimu representing Agege Constituency 2. In the absence of no other nomination from the

floor of the house for the position of the Speaker, Obasa who represents Agege Constituency 1 was returned unopposed In his speech after he took the oath of office, Obasa thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for proclaiming the 9th Assembly. Obasa further expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him, which heralded his return for second term as speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. The new speaker said he is aware of the responsibility the office demands from him while also expressing appreciation to his constituents in Agege for giving him a fifth term making it possible for the speakership position. "I promise to make you proud, I will not let you down, your re-electing me for a second term as speaker goes a long way to demonstrate the level of confidence and trust reposed in me". While assuring that the House would apply legislation to define Lagos of everybody's dream, Obasa added that the legislature will collaborate with other arms of government especially the executive to take Lagos to the next level. Promising that the House will remove all the obstacles put in its way to hinder legislative duties. He however commended Lagosians for the trust reposed in their representatives through their votes at the election, ensuring them of an enduring dividends of democracy.


FIRST LADY OF LAGOS STATE, DR. (MRS) IBIJOKE SANWO-OLU AT MAIDEN AGM OF NIGERIAN DEAF WOMEN HOSTED BY LAGOS STATE DEAF WOMEN ASSOCIATION (LSDWA) AT TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM, SURULERE


Governor Sawo-olu and his Deputy Dr .Obafemi Hamzat Inspect Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu Once completed will provide jobs for 250,000 people


GOV SANWO OLU AT THE LAUNCH OF THE LSETF W-INITIATIVE AT DE BLUE ROOF LTV


GOV. SANWO-OLU COMMISSIONS ALHAJI LATEEF JAKANDE GARDENS, IGANDO


GOV. SANWO-OLU, FIRST LADY RECEIVE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE THIRD REGULAR COURSE OF NIGERIA DEFENCE ACADEMY AND THEIR WIVES AT LAGOS HOUSE, IKEJA


Inspection of LAWMA operations by MD CEO Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin & Mgmt Team


LAUNCHING OF LAGOS BLUE BOX PROGRAMME BY LAWMA, AT SIMPSON TRANSFER LOADING STATION, SURA, LAGOS ISLAND


GOV. SANWOOLU COMMISSIONS DR. ABAYOMI FINNIH RECREATIONAL PARK AT OREGUN


GOV SANWO-OLU, HIS WIFE & OTHER DIGNITARIES AT THE CEREMONY TO MARK 100 DAYS IN OFFICE OF THE SANWO-OLU ADMINISTRATION AT DE BLUE ROOF LTV, AGIDINGBI, IKEJA

R-L: Wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat; Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and Representative of the APC Lagos Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya


SANWO-OLU SPEAKS ON HIS 100 DAYS IN OFFICE, SAYS WE HAVE BROUGHT RELIEF TO RESIDENTS efore a joyous gathering of residents and All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on recently gave account of his stewardship in the last 100 days as Governor of Lagos State.

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major challenges, including traffic management and environmental sanitation. Potholes dotted our highways and heaps of refuse were a common sites in our communities. Traffic situation became a source of concern to residents.

His administration, the Governor said, has brought relief to the people of the State in key areas, thereby improving the well-being of the populace.

“Within 24 hours in office, I signed the first Executive Order that contained strategy on how we could manage traffic and transportation. The State's traffic management agency was authorised and empowered to operate two daily shifts to control traffic up to 11pm. We have been achieving desired results in this area.”

In a 45-minute speech, Sanwo-Olu listed activities of his government, which, he said, had yielded positive results since inception of his administration. The event marking his 100 days was held at LTV Blue Roof in Agidingbi. The Governor said the effort to take Lagos to new heights in line with his campaign promises and manifesto of the APC remained on course, revealing that his administration had taken bold steps to build on the foundations laid by his predecessors. The Governor disclosed that his Executive Order declaring emergency on traffic management and transportation in the State had brought about reasonable relief to the residents, adding that the effort was swiftly complemented with speedy rehabilitation of arterial roads to reduce travel time and stress for commuters. He said: “After taking the oath of office 100 days ago, our resolve to make Lagos greater is being manifested through our six pillars of development, known as Project T.H.E.M.E.S. This development agenda was carefully formulated to tackle the problems identified in sectors that are strategic to the growth of our dear State. “Since we came on board, we have remained committed to the course instigated to make Lagos a 21st century economy and a safe place to live. On assumption of office, we were confronted with

The need to restore the aesthetics of the environment and improve the health of residents, the Governor said, led to the immediate upgrade of Lagos' waste management infrastructure to achieve efficient services in waste disposal and also to realise cleaner environment. Sanwo-Olu said the capacity of Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) was urgently improved on to remove heaps of waste that littered streets and highways, thereby saving the State from an outbreak of epidemic that could result from indiscriminately dumping of refuse by residents after the disengagement of LAWMA by the last administration in overseeing waste management. This effort, Sanwo-Olu said, was followed by the launch of Blue Box Initiative last Thursday, which would enable the State to create jobs and wealth from recyclable waste materials. The Governor also said his administration had kept its campaign promise to ease traffic gridlock along Apapa-Oshodi corridor caused by illegal parking of trucks. He noted that his government's collaborative action with the Federal Government led to removal of the trucks from the affected


highways, thereby resulting in improvement of traffic situation on the axis. He said: “In collaboration with the Federal Government, the Taskforce we set up to remove illegally parked trucks went on tough assignment to return discipline along the Apapa-Oshodi corridor. I am glad to inform you that we have seen tremendous improvement and we are happy with the results in the last 100 days. We will continue to attend to the situation for permanent solution.” In the area of infrastructure, the Governor said his pledged not to discontinue inherited projects from last administration had restored the confidence of contractors handling construction of various infrastructure projects to return to site and complete them. He said work had resumed on the Badagry Highway and other critical projects inherited from the last administration. By December, Sanwo-Olu said his government would have completed the Badagry highway to open up the area for business and tourism. In healthcare delivery, the Governor said the recently concluded “Healthy Bee Initiative” of the Lagos Government in which 25,000 residents benefited from free treatment and surgery was a tip of other programmes being initiated to improve healthcare in the state. Days after the Governor commissioned a 110-bed Maternal and Child Care (MCC) in Ajah, he said another 140-bed MCC had been completed by his government in Alimosho area. The hospital will be commissioned in two week to strengthen the capacity of the State in providing sound maternity care for residents. Sanwo-Olu said the State-owned Health Insurance Scheme was being strengthened to extend its services to more than one million residents in order to give them affordable healthcare services. He said the capacity of the primary health facilities across the State was being stepped up for quality healthcare. On education, the Governor revealed that the State had concluded a plan to recruit more than 10,000

teachers. He said his government had already appropriated resources for the upgrade of public schools, which would also be equipped with required materials to aid quality learning. To actualise the Smart City aspiration of his administration, Sanwo-Olu said Lagosians, in the coming weeks, would witness the deployment of metropolitan fibre optics across the State. The project, which is being initiated in collaboration with a private telecommunication firm, would provide Internet infrastructure that would aid ecommerce and tech innovation. He added that his government was discussing with key power distribution firms to distribute 20,000 metres to residents to ease challenges of accessing power. The Governor appreciated Lagos residents for keeping faith with his administration, adding that the support accorded his government made the success of the last 100 days possible. He said: “My experience during these first 100 days in office has shown that the determination to build greater Lagos is audacious. I can assure all residents that my government and members of the State Executive Council are ready to bring about more programmes and actions that will take Lagos to greater heights in socio-economic development. The coming days will be filled with good governance and more successes.” Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, described the 100 days of the Sanwo-Olu administration as “excessively eventful”, pointing out that the government's activities had touched security, environment, healthcare, traffic management, education, housing and economy. Omotoso said the rousing welcome regularly accorded the Governor at every stop was a testimony that the administrations's development agenda was on course. At the event included the APC leaders, traditional leaders led by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, members of the Executive Council, civil society, market leaders, students and youth groups.


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