The executive Governor of Lagos state, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday at a community day celebration in Lagos announced that 2018 will be a better year for everyone in Lagos and that more families will be gainfully employed.
While speaking on the theme, “Community Affinity: Aligning Lagos Communities with Private Sector”, Governor Ambode also said that his government has made all necessary arrangement to implement the embedded power project which would soon bring electricity to every home in the state.
The governor further said that his administration would not rest until it ensured that there was light in every home, a school in every ward, as well as a clinic in every neighbourhood.
“These may look like tall dreams, but history has shown that they are achievable. Together, we shall realize these goals,” he said.
In a bid to also raise the state’s internal revenue generation in 2018, the governor likewise noted that his government hoped to persuade more people into the tax net.
“2018 is going to be a better year for Lagos.
“With your support through the performance of your obligations, we can safely commit ourselves in the conviction that by the end of 2018, more youths will be in schools and more families will be gainfully employed.
“With a home to return to and a community to live in, our dream of a more secure and prosperous state will be another Nigerian wonder,” he added.
The governor further commended commended the Community Development Associations for teaming up to celebrate the values of community development.
He however appealed to residents to continue to cooperate with his administration to make the state bigger and better.
Previously Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri, Chairman, Community Development Advisory Committee, urged the Community Development Associations and Committees to imbibe the spirit of transparency and accountability in running their affairs.
Quadri, who commended the theme for its aptness also urged community leaders to key into Corporate Social Responsibility as a tool to boost development at the grassroots.
In the high point of the celebration, prizes were won by community associations for self help projects, while governor Ambode also announced a gift of N500,000 to each of the community development committees.