The Lagos state Government has set a strategic plan to improve security and upgrade infrastructure in the state.
The Governor Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this during consultative meeting with market leaders from Alaba, trade fair axis of Lagos West senatorial district in the State.
The meeting which was coordinated by the Managing Director Fidelity Bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, was aimed at fostering collaboration with the traders and to carry them along in the plans of the Government.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, the Governor said, he was not satisfied with the conditions under which businesses were conducted in the markets, expressing disappointment over the state of roads and absence of relevant public facilities around markets.
In fulfilling his campaign promises to the traders, Sanwo-Olu said his administration was prepared to change the condition by investing in infrastructure that would improve the quality of lives and commercial activities in the area.
He said: “We have just finished an interactive meeting with the leaders of various markets around Alaba, ASPAMDA, Trade Fair areas in Lagos West Senatorial District and the discussion was coordinated by our friend in the banking sector, Fidelity Bank. We all agreed that we all have roles to play to address infrastructure and other challenges around the markets. As a government, we are taking up the responsibility to design an all-inclusive model that will improve the economic wellbeing of people around the markets. Once we put infrastructure in place, not only would businesses flourish, employment will also be created.”