I’ll transform Lagos to one of neatest, cleanest cities in the world ― Agbaje
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje, has promised to move the state from the league of dirtiest cities in the world to one of the neatest and cleanest.
Agbaje said this in a release made available to newsmen by his campaign office, declaring sadly that the lot of Lagos today was the opposite of the popular saying that health is wealth, and cleanliness is also next to Godliness.
“Health is wealth. Cleanliness is also next to Godliness. Unfortunately, the opposite of those two popular sayings has continued to be the lot of Lagos. Dirt has taken over Lagos, and if care is not taken, an epidemic will soon follow,” the PDP gubernatorial candidate said.
Blaming the incredible level of dirt in Lagos right now on a combination of greed and “I-don-care attitude” of those at the helm of affairs, Agbaje lamented that the waste budget of the city, rather than being judiciously deployed, finds its way into some individuals’ pockets.
“Just take a drive around Lagos, huge pockets of dirt, including on major highways, are there to stare you in the face. It’s so obvious but greed and avarice won’t allow them to rescind the decision. Because of vested interests here and there, Lagosians are daily made to suffer unjustly and unnecessarily. Not minding the health implications. Lagos, as I am talking to you, has become one of the dirtiest cities in the world.
“The saddest part is that rather than find a permanent solution to this time bomb, the APC government has continued to exhibit an ‘I-don-care attitude,’ which is totally unacceptable.
“If voted into office, therefore, we would not only make Lagos neater, we will also get Lagos to rank among the most beautiful cities in the world. We won’t allow dirt to overtake and overwhelm us like it’s currently happening,” Agbaje said.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate assured that if voted as the next governor, he would ensure that Lagos was free from dirt and the era of dirt competing with cars on the highways and on walk paths with the people would be a thing of the past, boasting of a handy roadmap to actualise and accomplish such dream.
“Lagos would be freed from dirt if we secure Lagosians’ mandate. The era of dirt competing with cars on our highways and on walk paths with the people is going to be a thing of the past when we get there. And we already have our roadmap on how to actualise and accomplish that,” Agbaje said.