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Lagos reiterates need for devolution of powers

The need for Nigeria to devolve power to the federating units has been re-emphasised.

The discussion came to the fore at the 9th Quarterly Town Hall Meeting in Lagos East Senatorial District.

True federalism

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode says there is no better time than now for Nigeria to experience devolution of powers and the entrenchment of true federalism.

Governor Ambode noted that the clamour for restructuring was not out of place as it remained a catalyst for the nation's development.

I support true federalism; that is the page of APC; that is where we are and that is what we are committed to, like I have always said, we need to deal with issues that relate to devolution of powers, if I have more resources, all these items that you are coming to raise here, once you raise it, I will just say done; I need more money.

Obviously the whole idea behind this agitation for true federalism, devolution of powers is for us to be more prosperous; so that our people can be more comfortable and it is all about the welfare of our people, he explained.

Security

The Governor said his government would not relent in efforts at protecting lives and property of all.

Governor Ambode called on traditional rulers and community leaders in the State to join hands with government to tackle any security issue.

Executed projects

He reeled out some of the major projects embarked upon by his government in the last quarter. Some of the project's include; Commencement of the reconstruction of Muritala Mohammed international Airport Road, construction and the opening of the first DNA Centre in West Africa.

We appeal to residents on inconveniences being experienced as a result of the ongoing projects and promised that they would be completed on schedule,he stressed.

Governor Ambode said the State Government was deeply concerned about the traffic situation in Apapa area in recent times, promising that efforts would be put in place to address it.

He added that 43 major link roads affected by rain would be rehabilitated before the end of the year.

Source: Voice of Nigeria