Lagos to revamp health, education sectors with N20bn —Ambode

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday, said his administration has concluded plans to massively revamp the health sector, and also to give facelift to primary and secondary schools across the state, saying he has earmarked a sum N10 billion for them.

Governor Ambode said following the recent recruitment of a total of 1,300 teachers for primary schools, his  government was set to, in the next two weeks, engage another 1,000 teachers for secondary schools across the state.

Governor Ambode made this disclosure  at the 4th Quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at the Muslim Community Prayer Ground in Badagry, saying modern equipment would be procured for hospitals to facilitate treatment.

He added that government would also invest massively in capacity building of the medical staff, in a bid to provide world class health care for the citizenry.

This was just as the governor, who spent hours interacting with various groups such as corporate organisations, religious leaders, youths/physically challenged, marketmen and women, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and political leaders, disclosed his plans to revive the tourism potentials of Badagry, saying the long term plan included the establishment of University of Hospitality.

“We have commenced a comprehensive action to rehabilitate and upgrade the facilities in all our hospitals. Modern equipment will be procured to facilitate treatment, and we will invest in capacity building of our medical staff. We intend to spend over N10 billion on our hospitals across the state, before December this year.

We will recruit and train medical professionals in areas of rare specialisation and special needs,” Governor Ambode said.