The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday while speaking at the 10th Quarterly Town Hall meeting has pledged to compensate owners of buildings demolished to facilitate construction.
Ambode said he would begin the payment in the next four weeks. He added that henceforth, such displaced persons would be relocated before construction begins. He disclosed that his government would not embark on any development without carrying the people along.
On security, he said the government has taken strategic steps to secure the residents, adding that killer herdsmen would not have a space in the state. The governor revealed that the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund disbursed N4.5billion to 5,500 beneficiaries in 2017, who also received training on financial literacy and business management. He said in fulfilling the promise to students in tertiary institutions across the state, N635.5million was disbursed to 8,419 students across the state.
“Our government acquired healthcare equipment worth N2.5 billion. The equipment would strengthen the capacity of our health facilities to render improved health services and also facilitate the smooth take off of the Lagos State Health Scheme. “In order to meet the needs of the youth in the area of technical and vocational development, we have approved the establishment of three new technical colleges, bringing the numbers to eight,” he said.