Friday, January 1, 2016 11:59 am
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday said his government has been experiencing economic challenges in the last seven months and this will spill into this year.
Ambode, in his New Year message to residents of the state, vowed to steer Lagos through the financial storm, through innovations and inclusion.
“I am aware that 2016 will also bring economic challenges due to pressures of dwindling revenue from the centre, but Lagos has always been resilient and must consolidate on its self-reliance to ensure it survives any inclement economic weather,” Ambode said.
The governor assured the residents that 2016 held great promise to them though improved security, creation of job opportunities and greater attention to positive infrastructure development.
He said that 2016 promised to be a ground breaking year for the people of the state.
“I have been lifted by the support and love shown to me and my government by well-meaning Lagosians and I am encouraged to redouble efforts to deliver the Lagos of our dreams,” Ambode said
The governor called for the continued support of residents through regular payment of their taxes and strict adherence to their civic responsibilities.
He wished all residents the very best in the new year and promised to rededicate himself to the social contract with them.