Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Lagos State more federal projects if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in the February 16, 2019, presidential election. He also promised that the Buhari-led administration would provide more infrastructures in the nation’s economic hum.
Prof Osinbajo spoke yesterday at the palace of Oloworo of Oworoland, Oba Oloruntoyin Salau, in Kosofe Local Government Area, in continuation of his house-to-house campaign for the reelection of President Buhari.
Lagos State is very important to the Federal Government.
Explaining why Lagosians should vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC), the vice president said: “We were in opposition for 16 years; we have just started enjoying federal presence; we should vote for the APC to retain power at the centre to attract more development projects from the federal government.
“Governor Akinwunmi Ambode cooperated with us at the federal level and that is why we are moving forward and doing some projects for Lagos. I believe Sanwo-Olu will do the same.
“I want to assure you that Lagos and Kosofe will enjoy more federal presence. We will attract more federal projects to Lagos State.”
Responding to the demand of Oba Oloruntoyin and the people of Kosofe that the Federal Government should release Oworonsoki Global Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) before general elections, Osinbajo said: “Lagos is very important to the Federal Government and we will work on reclaiming the land.”
The monarch also called on THE government to assist in sand filling the waterlogged and swampy areas in the local government area to boost access to land that can be used for trailer park.
According to him, such would reduce the traffic challenges of the state and stop indiscriminate parking on the highway and bridges.
He assured the vice president that the people of Kosofe will vote for President Buhari, Lagos APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and all other APC candidates contesting the state and National Assembly elections.
Osinbajo was ushered into the palace by a huge crowd of APC members, chanting “Sai Baba, Sai Buhari”; “4+4”; “PYO-Omoluabi”.
Addressing the party members, Osinbajo promised that that government would continue to empower traders, market women, and farmers with none interest loan. The government, he said, would continue to provide jobs for the youths and physically challenged.
The vice president was accompanied by Sanwo-Olu, his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Special Adviser to President on Political Adviser, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District; APC senatorial candidate for Lagos East Senatorial District Bayo Osinowo and Rotimi Agunsoye, representing Kosofe Federal Constituency, among others.
Ashafa assured that the President and the APC would win the forthcoming elections overwhelmingly in Lagos.
“In the past four years, we have experienced a high level of transparency in government, an effective fight against corruption, diversification of the economy with the primary focus on agriculture and ICT, sustained fight against insecurity and the creation of equal opportunity for all Nigerians,” the Lagos East senator said.