A non-governmental organization, the Save Lagos Group has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to embark on pro-people programs and policies.
In a statement on behalf of the group, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman in Lagos yesterday, the Save Lagos Group said many of its policies and programs are yet to make the expected impact on poverty and misery of the people of the state.
Sulaiman listed some of the policies of the state government since inception to include the decision to restrict the movement of operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme from dedicated routes, schemes to throw away operators of Private Sector Participation (PSP) agreement in waste management in the state as as well as the LAKE RICE project.
“We are at a loss regarding the intention of the state government on the availability of the much advertised LAKE RICE in the state.
We were told that the collaborative efforts between the state government and its counterpart in Kebbi would bridge the demand gap for rice in the state but unfortunately; it has however worsened the situation. We can’t find the commodity anywhere across the state.”
On the bill pending before the House of Assembly to regulate the waste management sector of the state, SLG urged the House of Assembly members to stay action on the bill as a case between the two parties is pending in court.
According to him, it is the responsibility of the state government to provide a thriving environment for businesses to thrive and for employment generation.
To us at Save Lagos Group, the government should at all times ensure that businesses in the state thrive and not to be the clog that would hinder their progress. The attempt to throw members of the Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria (AWAN) out of business should be resisted by legal and constitutional means”.