Lagos State Government Seeks Constant Electricity, Support for Island Projects

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The Lagos State Government has urged investors to support the projects initiated by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration on the Lagos Island.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Central Business District, Mr. Agboola Dabiri, in a statement on Sunday said the government intended to bring firms to the island through effective Public-Private-Partnership initiatives.

He added that an interactive stakeholders’ forum had been slated for Tuesday, when the state government would present efforts to restore the beauty of the Lagos Island.

He said, “A virile synergy between the government and the private sector will be a spur to more development. And since the government is poised to tap all available opportunities, a CBD of our dream will be achievable.

“At the forum, we hope to talk on waste management, transport and security on the island. We plan to have constant electricity on the island. In the face of a huge population, cheap labour and other opportunities, the return of corporate organisations to support the projects will complement everything.”

The special adviser, who observed that gridlock was easing in the CBD, added that the rail line, which would be inaugurated before the end of the year, would further open up the Lagos Island for more business activities.

The coordinator of the forum, Abiodun Olayimika, said apart from big firms, the forum targeted chief executive officers and philanthropists.

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