Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu says he has documented the challenges facing the state and will come up with solutions without delay.
Sanwo-Olu made this known to State House correspondents on Monday after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor identified the challenges before that state as youth unemployment, insecurity, and building collapse.
According to him, his administration, when inaugurated, will quickly embark on programmes aimed at improving the quality of lives of residents and address all of the challenges facing the people.
He said: “We are very excited that we have seen all the challenges and we will certainly be bringing about solutions that will very quickly solve all of our various challenges in Lagos.
“We know that with a mega city of our status, it comes with a lot of challenges but we are lucky that we have been part of it before now.
“So, we are excited that we are bringing solutions to problems that we identified on the campaign trail.
“We will very quickly bring about positive development that would improve the quality of lives and ease all of the challenges that we currently see in Lagos.’’
While describing recent collapse of some buildings in the state as most unfortunate, Sanwo-Olu lauded the current administration for its quick response to the issue of building collapse.
“It’s an unfortunate incident. Incidentally when I was in government before, I used to be the Vice Chairman of the building collapse committee.
“It was something that happened about 8 to 10 years ago, which was what led to the creation of an agency which we called Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) at that time, which was meant to begin to identify structures way ahead before such incidences occur.
“But it’s an unfortunate thing, extremely very unfortunate and it is not something that we would like to see happen again.
“So the current government has started very quickly, ensuring that they test the integrity of a whole lot of properties we have there.
“You know Lagos State is part of the old colony of Lagos and it is not unexpected that you see houses that are over a century old and in their numbers.
“So, we need to be real and know that Lagos truly, really needs regeneration, especially Lagos island,’’ he added.
Sanwo-Olu, who was accompanied by his Dep. Gov.-Elect, Obafemi Hamzat, said that they were in the villa to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election for another four-year term.
UN Fears Safety Of Aid Workers As Terrorists Kill, Abduct 6
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon has raised concern over the safety of aid workers in Borno and northeast...
Edo, SON Partner To Check Sub-Standard Products, Sensitise Artisans
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will collaborate with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)...
el-Rufai Swears-In Head Of Service, Chief Of Staff, Others
Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has on friday sworn-in Head of service, Chief Of Staff, Principal Private Secretary, and...
World International Day For Justice: Obaseki Harps On Stiffer Measures To Curb Trafficking, Punish Perpetrators
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said there is need for a stronger collaboration among international actors to...
SUBEB Staff In ‘Soup’ Over Employment Racket In C/River
An employee with the Cross River Universal Basic Education Board (CR- SUBEB), Mr. Ikwa Bassey has been suspended by the...
Plateau Govt Tasks Parents On Immunisation Of Children Below 5 Years
The Plateau Government on Saturday urged parents and guardians to ensure that all children below the age of five are...
Shettima Wants Public Schools Revamped.
Erstwhile governor of Borno state and the current senator representing Borno Central, Distinguished Hon. Kashim Shettima, has called on his...
FEATURES21 hours ago
Sen Abbo Abducted My Daughter – Father
COLUMNS9 hours ago
Who Is After Pastor Fatoyinbo?
SPORTS9 hours ago
I Never Wanted To Fight Ruiz — Joshua
EDUCATION22 hours ago
30 Nigerian Students Get Full U.S. Govt Scholarship
POLITICS21 hours ago
Bayelsa APC Writes Oshiomhole Over Adoption Of Direct Mode Of Party Primary
NEWS22 hours ago
U.S. Designates Hezbollah Leader Global Terrorist, Offers $7m For Information
OPINION9 hours ago
What Are Obaseki’s Sins?
OPINION22 hours ago
GYB – A Performer Who Deserves The Ultimate Crown