Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday said his administration would continue to give priority attention to the execution and completion of projects needed to make life meaningful for residents of the state.
Governor Ambode, who was represented by members of the State Executive Council at the commissioning of several local and state government projects in different locations in commemoration of his first year in office, said he intends to keep to his promise to residents that he will run an open government of inclusion that will not leave anyone behind.
At Ifako- Ijaye Local Government Area of the state, the Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Tourism and Culture Mr. Folorunsho Folarin Coker commissioned Oluwasijibomi, Folorunsho Streets and Iju Primary Health Care Center, Lonlo saying that the era of spending tax payers money on white elephant projects not needed by the people were gone in the state.
He said that the state has experienced improved physical and urban development, proper land administration and illumination of its highways and streets.
The governor appealed to monarchs and communities leaders to address the menace of cultism, miscreants and hoodlums and promote peace and clean environment at all times.
In Alimosho Local Government Area, the Governor commissioned the Mosan Okunola Mini Waterworks after over 20 years of being moribund.
Represented by the Group Managing Director of Lagos State Water Corporation, Engr. Muminu Badmus, Governor Ambode said the State now has 33 Mini Waterworks and five Major Waterworks.
Badmus said the administration of Governor Ambode was on a steady journey to achieve the daily production of 540 million gallons of water to meet the demand of about 22 million population of the State, adding that presently, the State is producing 210 million gallons of water per day.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of Mosan Okunola LCDA, Mrs Opeyemi Akindele said the water project was an eloquent testimony of a promise kept and delivered.
Also, a community leader and pioneer chairman of Mosan Okunola LCDA, Elder Abel Gbadejo said that just in less than a year in office, Governor Ambode has performed creditably well, adding that the Water Project would improve the life style of people in the area because water is very important.
In Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area, the Governor commissioned the popular Brown Street, Okota Road in Isolo and a Police Post in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of the State.
Brown Street had been in dilapidated form for years until the Lagos State Government awarded the contract to Messrs Lubrik Construction Company Limited in October, 2015 to rehabilitate and upgrade the road.
The road, with a length of 690metres has the economic importance of improving the standard of living in the area, enhance property values, abate flooding in the area, improve traffic flow and shorter travel time for road users.
Other projects commissioned are the upgraded Okota Road and the commissioning of Ashamu Police Post in Ejigbo.
Speaking at the commissioning of Brown Street, the Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Muslim Folami, said he had promised during his inauguration to run a government of inclusion that would not leave anyone behind and where everyone would have a voice.
He said his Government had worked to promote active collaboration among all tiers of government with the community development as the centre piece.
In Ejigbo, the Governor commissioned the rehabilitated Ashamu Police Post in Ailegun, Ejigbo and handed it over to the police.
Area Commander, Salisu Gyadigyadi who represented the Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni while commending the Governor said the importance of citing the Police Post at Ailegun could not be over-emphasised as it would checkmate criminal activities around the area and to checkmate the influx of undesirable element in Ejigbo and Ijegun areas.
He appealed to community members to support the police in fighting crime by giving out useful information that would lead to nabbing of criminals.
In Ojo Local Government, Governor Ambode commissioned the Usman Mogaji Road and the Data Capturing Centre.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Urban Development, Mrs Yetunde Onabolu, Governor Ambode told the residents that his administration would not renege on running a transparent government, just as he vowed to make the dividends of democracy get to every nook and crannies of the State.
At the commissioning of the data capturing centre in Ojo Local Government where all unemployed youth in the area would register and collate their data, Governor assured the residents of making effect use of the centre for engagement of their youths.
Also at the commissioning of Usman Mogaji Road in Ajangbadi, the governor advised the residents to make good use of the road and ensure they pay their taxes as at when due.
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ayo Ogunlana, commended Governor Ambode for the laudable strides he has recorded just in his eleventh in office as the Governor of Lagos State.
In Amuwo Odofin Local Government, the Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lola Akande formally handed over 10 passengers capacity fibre boats to Riverine Communities in Amuwo Odofin Local Government and Oriade Local Council Development Area in Ijegun Jetty to aid in conveying school teachers based in riverine areas.