In a significant announcement, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed plans to establish an airline for passenger operations as the state gears up for the groundbreaking of its new airport in Lekki. The governor made this disclosure at the Lagos West Senatorial District People’s Town Hall Meeting. The idea of owning an airline was suggested by a former Permanent Secretary and retired Auditor General for Local Government in Lagos, Pa Muhammed Hassan.
Governor Sanwo-Olu confirmed that the plan had been in the works for months, with the state finalizing the financing model for the project. However, the realization of this vision is contingent on the Federal Government’s approval and operational contingency for the airline. The citizens in attendance at the Town Hall meeting commended the initiative.
Addressing the public’s queries and concerns, Governor Sanwo-Olu outlined the achievements of his administration in Lagos West, highlighting the completion of 42 new road projects and two flyovers, totaling over 72 kilometers in infrastructure. He emphasized the importance of public input in guiding government decisions on planned programs and interventions.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also touched on other aspects of his administration’s plans, including the completion of the new General Hospital in the Ojo axis, advancing security measures with additional patrol vehicles, and releasing work gadgets for security agencies. He assured Lagosians of an accelerated pace of development in his second term, pledging to double efforts to deliver more projects and programs.
The Governor further urged citizens to be law-abiding and support government measures for maintaining law and order. He emphasized the need for fair and just laws and encouraged citizens to fulfill their civic responsibilities.
The Town Hall meeting, characterized as an Annual General Meeting, provided stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss various issues with the leadership. The event, aimed at promoting an all-inclusive government, marked the beginning of similar engagements in other senatorial districts of Lagos.