The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, is winding down his administration of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city with six months left in the four-year cycle.
Happenings and developments around the city, especially on security, give a bold statement – Governor Ambode is racing against time in a tall order to finish strong.
It was a slow start to put his Itesiwaju Eko lo je wa logun stamp on governance, coming after the eight years of former governor Babatunde Fashola’s Eko o ni baje, which still resonates across the length and breath of the state.
A report by the London’s Economist captures the first six months of Ambode’s administration. Titled ‘Urban Traffic Paralysed’ the article tried to find answers to why movement within Lagos had become unusually dense and stymied.
The brief article went on to announce associated security challenges, such as robbers taking advantage of the entanglement to harass and rob motorists.
At the time, Lagosians were daily bombarded with tales of numerous attacks on residential areas and commercial premises across the state. Two incidents that occurred in October 2015 are worth mentioning. Read more