Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday reassured Lagosians that Lagos will witness more progress in his second term in office.
The morning downpour could not water down the governor’s will and determination to renew his pledge to Lagos citizens before whom he stood at the amphitheatre of Tafawa Balewa Square, where the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, administered the oath on him and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.
Enumerating transformations recorded by the state since 2019 under his leadership, Sanwo-Olu noted that Lagos had lived up to its billing as the Centre of Excellence. The state, he said, became the first subnational to deliver an intra-city rail network from its balance sheet to aid mass mobility in the mega city.
Sanwo-Olu said Lagos had remained on the track of sustenance and prosperity, pointing out that his government’s financial engineering led to the upgrade of the state to AAA (nga) status in financial sustainability and resilience by Fitch International – a feat unprecedented in the state’s annals.
“In my first term, we set the stage for transformative change. We confronted significant challenges, from improving our infrastructure to ensuring adequate social services, from grappling with economic downturns to navigating a global pandemic. Yet, we never faltered. Our challenges became stepping-stones and our trials, the foundation of our resilience,” Sanwo-Olu said.
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Sanwo-Olu said his vision was beyond the provision of physical infrastructure and working to attain good economic indicators for the state assuring that he would govern to make Lagos a beacon of cultural vibrancy, intellectual prowess, and humanistic values.