The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that Lagos is set to take part in its own growth by generating electricity and improving transportation among others.
Sanwo-Olu, who upon reelection as Lagos State Governor in the March 18 guber polls increased the salary of civil servants by 20%, is geared up in his plans to facilitate the progress of Lagos.
Taking to his Twitter page on Tuesday, Sanwo-Olu revealed that Lagos can now take charge of its own growth.
This is possible due to the 16 constitutional alteration bills, which were signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last Friday.
Sanwo-Olu revealed that the Constitutional Alteration Bill No. 33, which grants states the “authority to regulate electricity generation, transmission and distribution will increase electricity access in Lagos thus creating more job opportunities.
“This will create a Lagos Electricity Market, leading to increased access to electricity, investments and job opportunities.
“The new bills will promote efficiency, leading to better service delivery. We’ve been preparing for this by launching an Electricity Policy, publishing our off-grid strategy, presenting our Integrated Resource Plan and drafting a law to establish the Lagos Electricity Market,” he wrote.
The governor further mentioned his plans to achieve one Gigawatt (1GW) of solar energy in Lagos by 2030 in a bid to fulfil the state’s “potential as Africa’s model mega city.”
He said the Constitution Fifth Alteration Bill No. 32 will benefit Lagos in terms of creating more investment opportunities and improving transportation of goods and services, enjoining Lagosians to work together at making Lagos the best it can be.
“The devolution of powers for railways under the Constitution Fifth Alteration Bill No. 32 is a significant move for promoting local economic growth and development. It’ll open up investment opportunities and improve the transportation of goods and services,” he said.
“I’m excited about the next few years as Lagos takes more responsibility for our growth and the fulfilment of our potential.”