Lagos govt reassures residents of improved power supply

Solomon Ezeme

Lagos State Government on Sunday reiterated its commitment towards improving electricity supply in the state.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the 35th Lagos International Trade Fair organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

He said his government is committed to fulfilling its promises of improving electricity supply to Lagosians.

The governor who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said the state is ready to enhance partnership with the private sector in other to boost the growth of its economy and ensure sustainability.

“We have also not relented in our efforts in the areas of ensuring improved power supply and enhanced internet connectivity which is a major component of the smart city project.

“We shall continue to place high priority on key infrastructure that would make our state safe, secure, functional and productive as an impetus towards achieving a sustainable economic growth through highly-motivated and vibrant private-sector participation,” he said.

Also speaking at the event, the state Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Lola Akande buttress the need for government partnership with the private-sector to improve the state’s economy.

She said, “Lagos State is one of Nigeria’s most endowed economies and has a lot of business opportunities with a vast high-skilled pool of human resources.

“With the economic situation of our country today, it is imperative that government and small entrepreneurial and innovation-driven businesses buckle up by growing and sustaining an economy.”

The 35th Edition of the Trade Fair which held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), took off on November 5, with the theme: “Connecting Businesses, Creating Value.”

It had about 1,500 exhibitors from Nigeria, China, Egypt, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and Benin, in attendance.