(Date: 24 May, 2021)
The management of the state’s resources is predicated on well thought programmes, plans and policies across the MDAs. The need to harmonise and institutionalise all these programmes, plans and policies necessitated the commissioning of a project that produced what we now call Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP).
The consolidation of all the previous and existing policies and plans into LSDP suggest a clear indication of visionary leadership that is committed to Lagos State becoming “Africa’s Model Megacity and Global Economic and Financial Hub that is Safe, Secure, Functional and Productive” by 2025.
The LSDP builds upon previous long-term strategic planning exercises such as the Strategic Management Framework (2009) and Vision 20:2020 (2009). It also takes account of the previous shorter-term strategic documents such as the 10-Point Agenda, 2003-2007 and the Lagos State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (LASEEDS) 2005-2007.
The preparation of LSDP began by looking at the main issues and challenges facing Lagos today and projecting for a better tomorrow. This equally drew upon previous State reports, current statistics, especially those published by the Lagos Bureau of Statistics and other relevant documents/reports made available by MDAs. The LSDP comprises three key documents: (1) A Main Document divided into three parts: A Baseline called Lagos Today; (2) Lagos Tomorrow dealing with the Vision, Strategies and Policy Objectives in four broad Development Pillars; and (3) an Implementation Framework.
The purpose of the SDP is to provide overall direction for the growth and development of the State. It will provide a framework through which all sectors of the economy – public, private and civil society – can direct their energies and contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of people in the State.
The LSDP implementation programme primarily concentrate on how the State administration can effectively integrate the LSDP into its existing planning and budgeting systems. It will also ensure that the performance of the LSDP is monitored on the basis of a comprehensive results framework predicated on clear outcomes, key performance indicators and targets.