The government of Lagos State has listed a-week-long list of events to mark Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s one year in office.
May 29, 2020 will it make one year Governor Sanwo-Olu was sworn in as the fourth governor of Lagos State after the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999.
The state has lined up a number of programmes to commemorate the event.
Among the programmes include a statewide address by the governor, a virtual and on-site inauguration of housing, education, transportation and road projects.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, at the weekend said the projects inauguration were in fulfilment of the governor’s promises to renew infrastructure in critical sectors
“He will visit Ikorodu to inaugurate the 360 units Lagos Homes Igbogbo Baiyeku IIB Estate. In Lekki, the Courtland Villas in Femi Okunnu Estate will also be launched to mark the first year anniversary of this administration.
“In the education sector, Governor Sanwo-Olu will conduct virtual inauguration of completed classroom blocks in Maya Secondary School, Ikorodu; Eva Adelaja Junior School, Bariga; and Saviour Primary School, Ifako-Ijaiye, among others.
“The virtual inauguration of completed works such as the Concrete Jetty in Baiyeku, Ikorodu; the Aradagun – Ajido – Epeme Road in Badagry; and the Maryland Signalisation Project also form part of Mr. Governor’s itinerary to commemorate one year in office,” the statement stated.
It noted that prior to May 29, that the governor would deliver a Children’s Day address on May 27, which coincides with the 53rd anniversary of Lagos State.
“The anniversary commemorative events are instructively low-key to reflect the realities and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not a time to engage in any elaborate celebrations.
“Mr. Governor, however, considers it essential to render an account of his service to Lagosians since he was voted into office a year ago,” Omotoso said.
He added, “In the next few days, the anniversary programmes will begin at the J.J.T Park in Alausa, with a news briefing by members of the Executive Council. The honourable commissioners and special advisers will present their scorecards in tandem with the six pillars of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
“At the sessions, EXCO members will address reporters accredited to cover the daily briefings scheduled to run from May 27 to June 3, with two sessions daily, starting from 10am and 1pm.
“Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi; Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello; and Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo presenting their scorecards to the public. Other EXCO members will also take turns to address the press on a daily basis throughout the period scheduled for the ministerial press briefings.
“Three special publications highlighting the achievements of the Sanwo-Olu administration as well as testimonies of beneficiaries of initiatives of the government are slated for presentation to the public by Mr. Governor and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, on May 29.”
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