23rd January, 2023
By Adeyemi Adeleye/Grace Alegba
Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, said it makes a lot of sense for residents, especially technocrats, to re-elect the governor for the second term.
Adeyoye made this remark while delivering a keynote address at a hybrid interactive session with technocrats, organised by the Tinubu/Shettima and Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Independent Campaign Council (ICC), Directorate of Professional Women.
Adeyoye enumerated the current administration’s numerous accomplishments in the field of works and infrastructure, saying that the government had delivered on many inherited abandoned projects while also instituting and completing many others.
She cited the Sanwo-Olu administration’s efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure, including improved roundabouts in Lekki, Ikeja, and other areas to reduce traffic congestion.
According to her, the Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) has been given authority to expand its asphalt production capacity and become more efficient in the use of cold and hot mixes for both dry and wet season road rehabilitation works.
As reasons to re-elect, the aide listed ongoing projects in various stages of completion, completed projects, and newly initiated projects undergoing procurement.
“The two (Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat) of them have the heart to serve, they have a vision that is in tandem with the needs of Lagos residents.
“It makes a lot of sense to vote Sanwo-Olu back so that they can complete what they have started, Let us go out, collect our PVCs, and vote wisely. More importantly, we have a state and a nation to build,” Adeyoye said.
The aide, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, stated that the current administration has also provided opportunities for professionals to contribute their quotas to moving the state forward.
According to her, the administration has not failed to provide opportunities for women to integrate gender into all aspects of its operations.
“Women have made a lot of differences and have a lot of potential. It is time for professionals to take the bull by the horns and not sit on the fence. The first step is to pick your PVCs and be involved,” she added.
The government would continue to engage all professionals, according to the aide, and he urged technocrats to form a think tank or a pressure group to make the government take them more seriously.
She stated that experts had previously failed the nation and that they must rebuild the ruins by taking the lead in carrying out their civic responsibilities of voting and educating Nigerians on the right choices.
According to her, whatever the professionals intend to bring to the table will be considered in determining the level of government interest.
While the ICC group was affiliated with a political party, she stated that it was still about Nigeria, thus the need to vote massively for the APC, who are progressives.