(Date: 30 May, 2021)
The Lagos State Government has set out to unveil its 30-year development plan propelling the next phase of development of the State by the current administration. This was revealed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Samuel Egube, who stated that the plan was focused on providing for the teeming youths of the State.
In guest appearance on ‘Lagos Today’, he urged the youths to contribute and actively participate in the various developmental programmes, policies, and projects of the State Government, because the youths are the targeted beneficiaries of the programmes.
The Honourable Commissioner explained that the new development plan was necessary, as the existing plan would only serve from Y2012 to Y2025. He added that since the existing plan would end soon, the new plan would prove its importance specifically for the objective of strategically positioning Lagos as the Economic and Social hub of Africa in the years to come.
Furthermore, he noted that the emphasis of the development plan is to ensure that Lagos State is seen as a clean, safe and secure city, to not just harness economic growth but to become a place where Nigerians will desire to live, engage in business and successfully thrive.
He urged Lagosians to key into the 30-year developmental plan, and insisted that the vision and goals of the plan were highly attainable because the present administration had successfully implemented the policies and programmes as outlined in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, and it will continue to do so. Such programmes include the recently commissioned Agege Pen-Cinema Flyover and several ongoing projects like the new Massey Children Hospital and the Red and Blue Rail lines.
He concluded by also imploring youths to shun acts of vandalism, thuggery and cultism, which will contribute only negatively to the State, and will not add to its development, maintaining that nothing can be achieved in a hostile environment.