Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Central Business Districts, Mr. Olugbenga Oyerinde, has reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
The Special Adviser reaffirmed this at the 2021 ministerial press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Secretariat, Alausa, to commemorate the second anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration.
Oyerinde explained that the activities of the Lagos Central Business Districts are focused on improving the life of Lagosians within the CBDs in line with the THEMES agenda of this administration.
He said this has ensured tremendous transformation, especially in the areas of traffic management, removal of series of impediments and obstructions, improved environmental sanitation, drastic reduction in the illegal activities of street traders, non-stop renovation and rebranding, beautification and reconstruction as well as impactful consultation with stakeholders through series of fora that became the solid platform to share vital information and knowledge.
He sought the cooperation of stakeholders operating within the Lagos Island business district to curb environmental and traffic issues .
The Special Adviser revealed that the aim of the present administration is to enshrine the best global standards of business transactions in the state’s Central Business Districts (CBDs) through strategic partnerships with stakeholders.
He recalled that the creation of the Central Business Districts by the former Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in 2017, underscored the veritable business and investment potentials inherent in the CBDs and the need to address the challenges of maintenance of infrastructure within the business districts.
He disclosed that CBD is collaborating with other agencies of government in ensuring proper harmonisation and synergy of all enforcement agencies operating within the Central Business District for effective management of the business activities in line with acceptable international standards.