Sanwa-Olu unveils development agenda for Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, has unveiled his development agenda for the state.

Tagged “Project THEME”, he said the agenda focused on transportation, health and the environment, education and technology, entertainment and tourism, among other issues.

Speaking to an audience at a private centre in Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said project THEME was conceived after wide consultations with stakeholders on the challenges and the future of the state.

“We didn’t just prepare the THEME documents in our bedrooms or in one hotel or inside a board room. The documents came from our numerous engagements with the people of Lagos State, telling us what their needs are and the immediate intervention they require on any challenge,” Sanwo-Olu said.

“We promised to implement a more effective public transport system, reactivate the rail system, extend water transport services, expand and improve network of roads.”

On health and environment, Sanwo-Olu promised to ensure the presence of a minimum of three doctors, three nurses and five community health workers in all 354 primary health centres (PHCs) by 2021 and provide ten new PHCs for riverine and other areas.

He said his government would optimize waste management, improve drainage and disposal of wastewater across the metropolis.

He added that the administration would create a conducive business environment to attract investments and industries, support the growth of the local economy, empower the workforce using local talent to drive job and wealth creation, encourage youth development and provide support for key economic sectors like agriculture, housing and security.