Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has assured members of the business community in the State of the commitment of his administration to improve the environment towards making business more attractive to investors.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, at the closing of the 2021 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair, said his administration will continue to place priority on key infrastructure to make the State safe, secure, functional and productive as an impetus towards achieving sustainable economic growth, through highly-motivated and vibrant private-sector participation.
Sanwo-Olu stated that since inception, his administration has left no one in doubt about its intention to accord the private sector a pride of place in its vision and plan to build a 21st-century economy, while adding that Lagos has taken practical steps to translate its intention into concrete actions, through various infrastructural projects and business-friendly policies.
He disclosed that some ground-breaking projects such as the Lekki Deep Sea Port and the Blue Line Rail, which have great multiplier effects on business growth, have been completed and commissioned while others are projected for completion between next year and the first quarter of Y2023.
Speaking also, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Dr. (Mrs.) Lola Akande, stated that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration has taken strides to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship development and business prosperity by developing physical infrastructure and other business support processes to enhance the economic competitiveness and productivity of small enterprises in the State.
She further assured that Lagos shall not rest on its oars until business prosperity is guaranteed.
President of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje applauded the disposition and commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the promotion of post collaboration between the Lagos State Government and the Organised Private Sector of the State and appreciated his all-inclusive approach to governance.
She further thanked the State Government for its continued support for the Lagos International Trade Fair, especially towards the successful hosting of the Y2021 edition.