Lagos to become Africa’s model megacity by 2052 – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, mentioned on Tuesday efforts are ongoing to make the state Africa’s mannequin megacity by 2052.

The governor acknowledged this through the ninth version of the Ehingbeti Lagos Financial Summit held in Victoria Island.

He mentioned the federal government had made concerted efforts in the direction of the conceptualisation and growth of a complete 30-year plan for the state.

In accordance with him, the Lagos State Improvement Plan 2052 has the ambition of reworking Lagos into Africa’s Mannequin Megacity.

Sanwo-Olu mentioned: “The Lagos State Improvement Plan 2052 is constructed round 4 strategic pillars – Thriving Economic system, Human-centric Metropolis, Trendy Infrastructure, and Efficient Governance.

”This plan focuses on 20 strategic areas that may drive this ambition.

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“This long-term growth plan has been meticulously devised to accommodate one of the best of all present and prior high-level coverage paperwork, transformation plans and growth insurance policies, together with the THEMES Agenda.

”In keeping with the continuing work to fine-tune the Lagos State Improvement Plan 2052, the main focus of this 12 months’s Ehingbeti Summit shall be on the long-term sustainable socio-economic growth of Lagos State.”

The governor confused that the implementation of the Improvement Plan required purposeful and devoted management.

“Our unwavering promise to you, as a State Authorities, is that we are going to present the required management, to maneuver from ideation to motion, and to remodel Lagos from Megacity to Mannequin Megacity.

”As we glance ahead, Lagos State will proceed to realize its potential, which shall be constructed on our resilience, our wealthy heritage of tradition, innovation and entrepreneurship, and most significantly, our folks.

”I’m excited by what the LSDP 2052 has to supply our nice state,” he added.

The state’s Commissioner for Financial Planning and Funds, Sam Egube, mentioned the summit had provided Lagos a greater deal in development prospects because the state harnessed sturdy conversations with key personal sector gamers.

Egube mentioned the state authorities had applied 210 of the 222 resolutions reached up to now eight editions of the financial summit, including that the engagement with the personal sector had helped to enhance accountability in governance.

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