Lagos could not afford to rely on traditional concepts in tackling its challenges – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday unveiled a document which he said represented his vision to transform Lagos into a prosperous city.

He revealed the document tagged, ‘Lagos Resilience Strategy,’ at an event at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja, a statement said on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budgeting, Mr Sam Egube, said the document would provide a background for all government policies and aid his plans to speedily transform the state.

“With the implementation of the Lagos Resilience Strategy, we will develop a sustainable approach to combat flooding incidents, stop haphazard urban planning, improve emergency response, provide quality health care services, support the immense potential of our youths through technology and deliver a robust, multimodal and integrated transportation system without excluding the poor and the vulnerable,” he said.

The governor maintained that with the pace of development going on across the state and the attendant effects on the environment, Lagos could not afford to rely on traditional concepts in tackling its challenges.

Sanwo-Olu said the state needed a cross-sectoral planning and implementation approach which would optimise resources and systems for greater efficiency.

“The Lagos Resilience Strategy contains three pillars, 10 goals and 31 initiatives which provide a framework for improving the capacity of the city to respond to present and future shocks and stresses,” the governor stated.

Abeeb Olalekan

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