Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in his speech to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the State last weekend, said his administration was fully committed to take on the huge responsibility to make the next 50 years even more productive and memorable, worthy of bigger celebrations by the next generation.
According to the Governor, the vision for the future is clear.
“We foresee a smart city much more in line with the other great cities of the world, where clean and decent living, seamless and efficient transportation as well as sustainable environmental practices are the norm rather than the exception,” he said.
He said he was humbled to be at the helm of affairs at a historic threshold for the State, thanking General Yakubu Gowon, the then Head of State, who signed the decree that established Lagos State as part of the Twelve States created from the regions and Lagos Colony.
Ambode, however, saluted the contributions of the founding fathers of the as well as the 13 former Governors of the State, saying that their selfless service has placed the State on a pedestal of greatness.