His poster to return as the Lagos State Governor has surfaced in the metropolis on Monday, a few days that he will be crowned as the Silverbird Man of the Year.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has emerged among other nominees for the prestigious awards to be held at Eko Hotel and Suite on Sunday, March 6, 2022. His performance must have earned him the coveted award as he continues to impress Lagos residents with various infrastructural renewal projects.
Apart from speeding up works on the blue and red intercity rail lines, Sanwo-Olu’s health and education policies are gradually changing the face of Lagos since he assumed office. According to the governor, the railway is due for operation by December this year.
Lagos became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic a few months that Sanwo-Olu became the governor. He managed the health situation by creating numerous COVID-19 treatment centres to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The ENDSARS protest nearly crippled the social-economic activities of the state, Sanwo-Olu rose to the occasion, combat the riotous hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful protest and brought back peace to the metropolis. He did not only set up the commission of enquiries to investigate the protest and other cases of police brutality, Sanwo-Olu implemented some of the recommendations of the commission by paying compensation to the victims.
Of course, the ENDSARS led to the burning down of major facilities, including courts and BRT buses in the state by the hoodlums, the administration of Sanwo-Olu revamped the transportation system by inaugurating new buses and corporate cabs to alleviate the suffering of commuters on Lagos roads.
The government’s intermodal transportation system of water using ferries, train and road is steadily happening in the state and will be consolidated during his second term. These and many other policies in the security, waste management and many others areas are factors considered for Sanwo-Olu’s performance in the last three years.
Recently, the governor just converted the state polytechnics and college of education to university of technology and university of education. These institutions had since been approved by the Nigerian Universities Commission.