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Gbajamiabila unveils LASU conference centre, 80-bed hospital, others

State governors have been urged to foster healthy relationships with Members of the National Assembly representing their constituencies in a bid to bring development that…

State governors have been urged to foster healthy relationships with Members of the National Assembly representing their constituencies in a bid to bring development that will improve the lives of the citizens.

The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu, gave the advice during the unveiling of a digital conference centre at the Lagos State University (LASU) facilitated by the erstwhile representative of Surulere 1 Federal Constituency and the current Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Femi Gbajamiala.

He said, “I must congratulate you and use the opportunity to call on other governors. Today we have seen a strong collaboration between the National Assembly and the state government.

“What we witnessed today shows that when you have an alignment between state governors and members of the national assembly, progress is involved.”

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Other projects commissioned in Surulere 1 constituency included expansion of two lanes to dual carrier at Babs Animashaun road with a bridge in Census Area, a Mini multipurpose stadium and general Hospital with 80-bed space located on Iyun road.

During the commissioning, the former Speaker said holding public office bestows the responsibility to fulfill social contract with the public.

“While the lawmaker performs an important role as law and policy maker, there is also an important function ensuring that the resources of government go towards meeting the most pressing needs of the local constituencies they represent,” he said.

He described the provision of facilities in the education, health, sports and road to investment to the socioeconomic growth of the country.

“I have always realized that an uneducated generation is a wasted generation. So I want us to see this building as an investment in our country’s future. No amount of money I believe can be too much in the investment of education of youth,” he added.

Harping on the importance of collaboration, the Lagos state’s governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu reiterated that the essence of governance is aimed at delivering positive dividends to the citizens.

“I know too well when all of these things were going on and there was no need for us to compete because we understand what public office and governance are.

“So for us, it was not an issue for us to collaborate together. I am happy that between today and tomorrow, Lagosians will begin to see the effect of that collaboration. What people want is to see development. It really does not matter who brought it. People want to utilize public good for public benefit,” he said.

He disclosed that the state government has commenced move with the federal ministry of health to establish a state medical university before the end of 2024.

Dignitaries present at the commissioning included former deputy governor; Femi Pedro, LASU’ Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, among others.

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