Ambode, Duke Seek More Funds For Lagos

By Gbenro Adeoye

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and a former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, on Thursday raised the alarm over the danger of abandoning Lagos State to shoulder alone the developmental challenges posed by incessant migration from all parts of the country.


Warning that the growing population within a territorial land mass of 923, 773 square kilometres is leading to huge infrastructural deficit that federal allocations and internally generated revenue have not addressed, Ambode and Duke urged state governments to create productive economies to stem the drift to Lagos.

 According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Ambode, the governor and Duke spoke at the Leadership 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony, organised by the Leadership Newspapers at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, received the Governor of the Year Award.

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