Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday said the fact that Lagos State was not submerged by the flood that recently ravaged many parts of the country despite the fact that the state is less than two metre above the sea level was not a fluke, saying his administration took proactive measure to avert the disaster.
The governor who stated this at the flag off of his governorship campaign for reelection with the slogan, ‘A Greater Lagos Rising’, at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena located in Onikan area of the state thanked the electorate for their support and solidarity for his administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He urged them to reelect him, the Presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other candidates of the party for continuous efficient service delivery.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration did not take the support and mandate given to him over three years ago when he was elected as the governor of the state for granted, saying his administration worked so hard to overcome challenges caused by the global economic meltdown and other upheavals that shook the world.
He said the campaign slogan, which is a Greater Lagos Rising, was informed by the giant strides his administration recorded through the THEMES agenda, saying tremendous progress was made in the areas of transportation and traffic management in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said, ‘’You can see the completion of our rail projects, you have seen rail in Lagos for the first time in over 40, 50 years there will be an intra-city rail system. We have completed it and we are going to be handling it to you. You have seen our commitment on all of our BRT corridors, first and last mile buses, new taxis, you have seen our commitment on ferry terminals, development ferry terminals in seventeen locations across Lagos.
‘’We have resolved the Apapa gridlock, you have seen a new energised LASTMA that is working tirelessly, you have seen the construction and completion of the Lekki Deep seaport. You have seen the Regional Road that we are doing, you have seen the road going to Epe. You have seen the roads being constructed in Ikorodu, Alimosho, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, every parts of the state.’’