Saturday, January 12, 2019 7.00PM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for Proshare
Lagos Nigeria’s commercial capital was
recently in the spotlight as two leading gubernatorial candidates, Mr Babajide
Sanwoolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Mr Jimi Agbaje of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) engaged in a debate on economic policies.
Hosted by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, LCCI it was an opportunity for both candidates to explain their
policies and plans to the business community.
In his opening remark the President of the
LCCI Mr Babatunde Runsewe described the private sector interactive sessions, as
part of the initiatives of the Chamber to provide a platform that will enable
stakeholders understand the policy direction of prominent gubernatorial
Mr Babajide Sanwoolu of the APC said if
elected into office, he would run an inclusive government for all Lagosians.
Sanwoolu said in his first 60 days he
would focus on the following;
- Solving the traffic challenges of the State
- Resolving the Apapa Gridlock.
- Convening a consultative engagement with the private sector.
- Ensuring a new way of engagement in the public sector, through a town
hall type forum with the state civil servants to drive a vibrant state.
- Running an open and accessible government with a cabinet that is
The PDP Candidate Mr Jimi Agbaje said he
would work to improve the condition of Lagos by turning it into an economy that
works for all Lagosians.
Agbaje shared with stakeholder the
following as the major steps he would take in his first 60 days as Governor:
- Bringing Character to the leadership of the State.
- Providing an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, with
- Addressing the issues of Infrastructure
- Improving the Ease of Doing business index of the state.
The PDP gubernatorial candidate said his
manifesto which is “Re-Anchoring Lagos” is focused on ideas that are bold and
people-focused, and will reposition Lagos as a strategic and competitive
Mr Babajide Sanwoolu said his core focus
revolves round the “THEME” plan which includes the following areas Traffic
management & transportation, Health & environment, Education and
technology, Making Lagos a 21st century economy and Entertainment
Both candidates agreed that the current
Lagos State Employment Trust Fund should be leveraged on and expanded, to
empower more Lagosians and MSMEs.
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