Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu on Saturday said his administration will not condole or support indiscriminate development around the Lekki Free Trade Zone,Ibeju -Lekki.
Sanwo-olu made this statement on his second day touring in and around the area. He also stressed the need of government presence at the Lekki Free Trade Zone noting that some government agencies that will actually relocate around there, Ministry of Physical Planning, Ministry of Environment , Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
According to Sanwo-olu “Lekki Free Trade Zone is going to be the biggest investment around the country in the years ahead , so government need to have a full presence here, it is not every time that you need to come to Alausa,there are approvals or request that you can drop in those offices , and we will take it up by ourselves and create that enabling environment for you and for your businesses. ”
Sanwo-olu who promised all CSR’S coming from the Lekki Free Trade Zone will be domesticated, stressing that indigenes from Ibeju-Lekki communities will benefit from this.
“We can see the level of investment that is also coming out further helps the conversation that is coming out of Lagos in Africa and the world. The GDP of what we are seeing in this corridor can indeed improve the current GDP and sitting of Lagos in the years ahead and so as a responsive and responsible government , the least we can do is to ensure that those investors and those investments are secure and safe and people will want to say they made the right choices and so for us is to continue to work with all of you , to continue to plan with all of you , to continue to ensure that at the end of the day , the people are in the center of everything we are trying to do as a government” Sanwo-olu noted
The Governor of Lagos State also noted that this project is for the youth “I want to say all of what we are doing is about the future of the youth, and all of the businesses and investment that are coming right here is about them.”