Lagos State government is executing 377 different capital projects in its 377 wards across the State.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Samuel Egube during the annual ministerial press briefing to commemorate the second year of Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration in the State.
While explaining the essence of the projects, the commissioner said they were initiated in response to the series of requests by the various communities across the State to address specific challenges that are germane to each ward.
Egube said the projects, which include the construction of 257 community roads and drainages; rehabilitation of 86 public buildings and the installation of two jetties, nine water projects and 23 power projects, underlines the promises of Mr. Governor during his campaign to run an all-inclusive government where all the yearning of the citizenry will be taken into consideration, while also ensuring that the Greater Lagos vision is well on course, and no ward is left behind.
The commissioner said that most of the capital projects have been delivered for the public use as he promised that there will be other phase of the ward projects in order for the government to deeply touch down on the various communities in the State.
Meanwhile, Egube also disclosed that since the debut of Lagos State Coordinating Unit (LASOCU), it has grown in leaps and bounds from its initial inaugural upload of 10,064 Lagos State poor and vulnerable households (PVHHs) and 36,968 individuals in December, 2019, to 403, 976 poor and vulnerable households (PVHHs) and 1,596,596 individuals as at February 2021.
LASOCU represents the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in taking over relief materials from the Nigerian Customs and handing over same to different states of the Federation and also joined the State Ministry of Agriculture to distribute the Covid-19 food response as championed by Mr. Governor, using the Lagos State Single Social Register (LSSR) to reach the poor and the vulnerable.
Egube added that the ministry facilitated the establishment of the State Cash Transfer Unit with initial enrolment of over 7000 PVHHs from LASSR currently enjoying a bi-monthly payment of N10,000 in six local governments under phase 1 implementation- Lagos Island, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Amuwo-Odofin and Apapa while additional enrolment of 5000+ beneficiaries from LASSR is currently ongoing in the State.
Beneficiaries for the second batch are selected from the following LGs, Alimosho, Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye, Shomolu, Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Ikorodu LGs.