Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday attributed the significant influx of investors and tourists to ongoing aggressive upgrade of infrastructure, especially road construction and rehabilitation.
Ambode, who spoke in Somolu Local Government at the climax of the inauguration of 114 roads constructed across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), said the infrastructure provided has further improved the status of Lagos locally and internationally.
The governor, who was represented by Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Folarin Coker, said the infrastructure has further improved confidence of tourists and investors in the state.
According to him: “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.”
In Isolo LCDA, Ambode inaugurated Panada/Lafenwa Road off Mushin Road in a ceremony attended by the Oba of Isolo, Oba Kabiru Adelaja; Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale and party chieftains.
Represented by APC South West Women Leader, Mrs. Kemi Nelson, the governor said that the construction of the roads across the 57 councils has made the Lagos economy the most viable in the country.
He assured that no effort would be spared to make life more comfortable for residents.
Sole Administrator of the council, Abimbola Osikoya, thanked the governor for the promise kept by the construction of the road, which she said would improve the economical pursuit of the residents of the area, especially because of its proximity to the popular Aswani Market.
In Ikeja Local Government, Ambode who inaugurated Onilekere Street, where he was represented by Iyaloja- General, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, said Lagosians should expect nothing but a better and safer Lagos in the next three years.