|Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode|
According to THE NATION, The Lagos State government will buy three helicopters next month to tackle crimes and monitor traffic, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said. Ambode, who was a guest on Soni Irabor Live (SIL) on Inspiration FM, said he was concerned about the robberies in the state.
He said the government would boost the operations of the marine police and Navy on the waterways. The governor said at least 220 roads were rehabilitated in the last four months. He pleaded with Lagosians to support him to take Lagos to develop the state further.
The governor said: “We are in this together. It is your government; you put me there; I’m your servant and I’m ready for criticism. “I’m listening and I believe strongly that you have a say in this government because it is an inclusive government. No matter where you come from, no matter your creed or colour, this is your government.
“I appeal that Lagosians should join hands with me; tolerate whatever it is that you are seeing and make sure that you also carry out your civic obligations. Pay your taxes because it is the only way that Lagos can grow and you know, the bottom line is this, we need to work together to achieve a safer Lagos; a cleaner Lagos; and a more prosperous Lagos and that is what we are going to do,” he said.
The governor assured the people that a flyover bridge would soon be built at the Ajah Roundabout, and that the Lagos State Public Works Corporation had been mandated to fix potholes in the state.
Ambode clarified his directive to officials of the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), saying the not-to-impound vehicles order was aimed at bringing civility to their operations. He added that his administration would continue where the previous administration stopped.