The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would prioritise employment generation, food security and youth empowerment in the 2021.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Sam Egube, made the disclosure while conducting members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) of the National Economic Council (NEC) round some projects of the State Government.
Revealing that the new year would witness the commissioning of completed projects and development of new infrastructure, Egube said the inspected projects cover major thematic areas adopted by the State, in line with the 71-Point Resolution set as a template for greater and integrated economic development by the National Economic Council in March 2016.
The Commissioner expressed delight that various projects of the State Government monitored by the IMC were either completed or at various stages of completion, noting that the projects would add value to the quality of lives of Lagosians.
While conducting the team round the 1.4km Pen Cinema flyover in Agege, the Commissioner expressed optimism that the project, billed for commissioning before the end of this year, would permanently solve the traffic problems often encountered in the area and boost economic activities.
Egube commended the Federal Government for initiating various economic reforms towards stabilising the economy of individual States against recession, maintaining that monitoring of projects across States would spur healthy rivalry and synergy towards realising sustainable economic development across the country.
Giving details on some ongoing projects of the present administration, the Commissioner said that the Blue and Red Line Rail projects are part of the transport sector reforms embarked upon towards achieving a multimodal transport system that would meet the needs of a teeming population in an emerging Smart City of Lagos.