No project in Lagos will be abandoned -Gov Ambode


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday promised to complete ongoing projects before he leaves office in May.

The governor said he would bequeathe a legacy to support the growth of tourism and environment in the state after his exit.

He spoke at the 6th Annual One Lagos Fiesta, at Eko Atlantic City. The fiesta began on December 24 and ended in a countdown to 2019.

Ambode said the sector was key to the growth of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP).

“We are committed to ensuring that developments in the entertainment, arts, culture and hospitality sector will continue to provide job opportunities for youths.

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“Development in this sector will also help provide a platform where naturally gifted individuals can display and celebrate their creative talents on a broader scale.

“I want to thank all Lagosians for their support and cooperation and I promise that more development shall still occur in various parts of the state.

“We will remain committed to the well-being of all Lagosians and also remain committed to completing ongoing projects before the end of May,” he said.

The governor hailed the security agencies for keeping the state peaceful, thus creating an enabling environment for the development of key projects.

He said: “The modest successes we have recorded would not have been possible without the efforts of the security agencies.

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“I give kudos to the security agencies for keeping Lagos State safe as we celebrate Lagos as the safest city in Africa right now.”

Ambode urged the electorate to sign up for a better Nigeria and a greater Lagos by supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the coming elections.

“It is in the best interest for all of us to solidly remain in support of President Muhammadu Buhari. I assure Mr. President that Lagos State votes shall be in his favour.

“Lagos must continue in its good work; therefore, I also support the APC gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, as the next governor of Lagos State.

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“I wish you all a Happy New Year and God’s blessings,” he said.

Fans of artistes echoed to the lyrics of their favourite musicians as they performed on stage.

Burna Boy, Olamide, Humble Smith, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Seun Kuti, Teni, Slimcase, Sound Sultan, Style Plus among others, thrilled the crowd with their exhilarating performances.

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