This week on Eye on Ambode, as al we bring you a recap of some of the activities of the Lagos state governor in the past week.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was in Edo state on Tuesday and participated in the commissioning of major infrastructural projects recently completed by Governor Adams Oshiomole including the new Edo University and Itohan Grammar School, Benin City.
The commissioning was led by President Muhammadu Buhari who was joined by other important dignitaries. Governor Ambode delivered a speech where he reiterated the essence of education.
On Thursday, the governor hosted the maiden edition of the Lagos Food Security Summit and Exhibition. It was at this event he revealed that Lagos residents consume N3bn worth of food daily. As a result of this, he assured investors of high returns if they put their money and resources in the agricultural sector of the state.
The event which was themed “Actualizing Sustainable Food Security in Lagos State: A New, Comprehensive Agenda” was attended by stakeholders in the agricultural, the food industry, the Special Adviser on Food Security, Mr Sanni Okanlawon and many others.
Governor Ambode also said his administration has sealed a landmark partnership with Kebbi State Government for the development of agricultural commodities such as rice, wheat, groundnut, onion, maize and beef value chain. According to him, this partnership is able to supply 70 percent of the total national rice consumption.
Last night, the Governor was at the official unveiling of the Black Pearl Towers, one of the mega structures that make up the Eko Atlantic City.
The project is a partnership between the Lagos state government and South Energyx Limited, a private firm responsible for managing the construction of the urbanisation project.
Others in attendance are Osun state’s Governor Rauf Aregbesola and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce.
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