Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has offered reasons Lagos was witnessing influx of investors and visitors in recent times, saying it was largely due to the aggressive upgrade of infrastructure, especially road construction and rehabilitation.
Governor Ambode said this on Saturday in Somolu Local Government Area of the state at the climax of the inauguration of 114 roads constructed across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state.
According to him, each infrastructure provided had further improved the status of Lagos, both locally and internationally.
The governor, represented at the inauguration of two of the 114 roads – Okesuna and Anifowoshe roads – in Somolu by the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Folarin Coker, said the provision of security apparatus, roads, ‘Light Up Lagos’ project and other infrastructure had further improved the confidence of tourists and investors in the state.
“Construction of 114 roads not only gives access, but further boosts the state’s economy, social welfare, creates employment and provides other benefits within the state,” the governor said.
In another development, the Lagos State government has charged residents living in flood-prone areas in the state to urgently relocate to avert flooding likely to hit the metropolis as heavier rainfall was anticipated in the next few days.
Commissioner for Environment, Dr Samuel Adejare, gave the charge on Saturday during the September edition of the monthly sanitation exercise monitored at Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state, disclosing that heavier rainfall was being anticipated between Tuesday and Friday.
The commissioner, therefore, urged people living in lowlands and susceptible to flood to immediately relocate to avert disaster.