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|Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Mrakeli: 5:19am On Dec 06|
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has painted a gloomy picture of the socio-political economy of the state, saying that despite the fact that its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is higher than the combined economy of both Ghana and Kenya, it is still one of the least developed of the mega cities in the world.
Agbaje declared that contrary to what people think, Lagos, which has been the centre of the country’s banking, industry and commerce, has lost its position as the industrial hub of the country to other states of the federation with N7 trillion wasted in the state in the last 20 years.
He told the panel, “The truth is that Lagos is no longer the industrial hub of Nigeria. Lagos is bigger than 11 countries in Africa combined. But the truth is that Lagos is no longer the industrial hub of the country; we have lost that to neighbouring states. It is still the commercial hub, but it is not doing as well as it should. Yes, it is the fifth largest economy in Africa – Lagos economy is bigger than Ghana and Kenya combined. Lagos economy is bigger than 11 African countries combined; but what I‘m saying is that we shouldn’t get carried away with small successes and think we are doing well.
“Lagos is a mega city; for a mega city, it swings around 139 cities in the world in terms of liveability. It is one of the two mega cities in the world that doesn’t have a transport system; in terms of rail, in terms of multi-model integrated system. The state in the last 20 years has spent over N7trillion! You can imagine what that kind of figure is.
“That is why we are asking Lagosians that what have you really got for N7trillion? Is education fantastic? Is health care fantastic? Is traffic good? Is there power? What is good about Lagos?
Agbaje insisted that the last 20 years under the same set of people and government has not been good for the state and the people.
According to him, “We are going to do many things differently. We need to do something for the youth. The youth of today are not properly prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, so we have to get the education right. Education today is about innovation, having entrepreneurial skills, and we are not doing that!
“When you look at the world today, everybody is talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and the Bill Gates and all that. These are people that succeeded not from university education but from their basic education.
“Now we are not providing that kind of basic education for our own youths, so they are not prepared; the kind of education that pushes them into the creative industry in a way that they can hold their own. You talk about a healthy nation being a wealthy nation; but God forbid that any of us falls ill, but Lagos in the 21st century must have a health system that is sustainable.
“There must be universal accessible and affordable health care. But 20 years after, N7trillion after, we still don’t have that.”
He lamented that the residents spend their time in the traffic because of the poor transportation system.
He disclosed that he had to patronise commercial motorbikes to the airport in order to meet up with his flight.
“That shouldn’t be happening in a Lagos of the 21st century, a Lagos that has spent N7trillion. In the last 20 years,” the PDP candidate said.
On high unemployment rate and the breakdown of social infrastructure in the state, Agbaje stressed that vested interests were responsible for the inability of the Lagos transport and refuse disposal system to run effectively.
“It is the same vested interest that is responsible for the non-completion of the Lagos light rail system. In the PDP you fight for what you want, but in the APC, that option is not there. In APC there is got to be an anointing, but in the PDP you fight for what you want,” he said.
On pre-election debate between him and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu; Agbaje said, “We are ready for the debate because it is going to be a referendum on their records in the last 20 years. Don’t come and give us promises any longer.
“Lagos is one of the two mega cities in the whole world that doesn’t have a light rail in the whole world, and we have been at it for 12 years, yet it is not near completion.”
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by GoTV: 5:24am On Dec 06|
This one just dey talk rubbish since.
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by emmanuelpopson(m): 5:30am On Dec 06|
otito koro.... gbam....
APC for 16 years and counting should be ashamed of themselves in Lagos.. but the gullible blind followers won't understand how a state that earns close to 20 billion a month IGR is still in mess..but we celebrate mediocrity and incompetence... its all glaring to see from the roads ,environment, indiscipline etc...
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Niorte: 5:38am On Dec 06|
Nice one! This is called Issue-based campaign
For those who have been begging JK to speak up and campaign
JK has finally launched....Sanwo-Tinubu has gone to hiding place.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by driand(m): 5:54am On Dec 06|
Yeah that title should go to open state!!
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by TheGreenLand: 5:54am On Dec 06|
So says ....... customer daada
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by kollinz1234: 5:55am On Dec 06|
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by TheGreenLand: 5:55am On Dec 06|
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Lexusgs430: 5:55am On Dec 06|
We already know this..... Tinubu, Ambode & Sanwó, are simply deceiving Lagosians.......
Industrial hub my black unbleached ass......
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by KingKingKing: 5:56am On Dec 06|
Agbaje just dey yan dust, stupid man!
Your party was in power for 16good years , with a rise in oil prices how well did you Guys change this country rather you all plundered the country's Commonwealth!
The slogan "Giant of Africa" was rubbished under the 16 years reign of your government!
Agbaje will so lose come next year that even His family will disown him!
PDP can never win Lagos
.Places being ruled by the PDP
Abia.. Abia is a state without vision, a glorified slum and a dump site, no visible infrastructure no governance no good road
Delta: Despite being oil Rich, Delta is the second most backward oil producing state in the whole wide world
Bayelsa: Need i tell you much, Bayelsa is the most backward oil producing state in the world, no development at all!
Ebonyi: Ebonyi is still in the 18th century despite being ruled by PDP from inception!
Taraba: this is a state that doesn't know what civilization is all about
We can never turn our Lagos to this,...
PDP IS A BASTARD..
.ATIKU IS A CRIMINAL.
OBI IS A CON MAN
AGBAJE A FOOL
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by timijoseph01(m): 5:56am On Dec 06|
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by DAntivirus: 5:56am On Dec 06|
Lagos is the Agbero hub of Nigeria
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by September13: 5:56am On Dec 06|
Talk is cheap
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Elnino4ladies: 5:57am On Dec 06|
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by datola: 5:58am On Dec 06|
Jimi Jimi! We only hear from him every 4 years at election.
He will soon go into hibernation.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Vicrotica(m): 5:58am On Dec 06|
Why must you comment nonsense Which rubbish did he talk?? From your comment it's obvious YOU ARE AN UNREASONABLE NOBODY
This one just dey talk rubbish since.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by dingbang(m): 5:59am On Dec 06|
I like Jimi Agbaje but his exclusion of the elderly wont give him the seat.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by supereagle(m): 5:59am On Dec 06|
I don't know why PDP keeps bringing this to contest. He is a serial loser like Atiku.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by ArcFresky(m): 6:00am On Dec 06|
PdP ruled Nigeria for 16 years....Apc/Ad ruled Lagos for 16 years....
The difference is left for you to decide.
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|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Babs91: 6:03am On Dec 06|
Confused man. U are downgrading Lagos because of Politics. Leave us alone. PDP can not successful run Lagos economy. Is too big for corrupt ppl like u. Eko o no baje o.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Reference(m): 6:07am On Dec 06|
7 trillion... wow ... Thar is Federal status....indeed paltry returns on investment.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Reference(m): 6:10am On Dec 06|
Not much difference. Can the average Lagosian say he is better off than the average Nigerian in all the key indices of living.... don't think so...
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Snoopyjaga(m): 6:11am On Dec 06|
I must vote this man ... Too much sense in just only one man
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by SamAzing(m): 6:11am On Dec 06|
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Pavore9: 6:12am On Dec 06|
Same of the same.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by justfash50: 6:13am On Dec 06|
He has some point layed out though, but it is not about abstraction on media, rather it is about grounded actions that SANWO EKO is bringing on board.
Sanwo EKO has been there and still on ground in bringing Lagos challenges to actualization.
The strategic planning and implementation plans articulated are what is keeping Lagos standing today, which SANWO EKO has been part of from the onset.
Just kidding thinks lagosians are carried away by talking about issues without proffering solutions well planned out to address inherent challenges that may come up during implementation. Well what does he know , than just kidding all the time.
Vote SANWO -OLU for progress and development of Lagos state.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by Btruth: 6:23am On Dec 06|
.... the Lagos traffic alone is enough for one to have a re-think at the polling booth before casting a vote.
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by seanfer: 6:29am On Dec 06|
Analyst do you know that when APC came to power in Lagos the IGR was less than 2 Billion?... Please which state are you from let’s start with that?
|Re: Lagos No Longer Industrial Hub Of Nigeria - Agbaje by MrSix: 6:33am On Dec 06|
Now every contestant will definitely have some thing to say.
If only if he wins he'd do something about it. And also dig deep into the matter now and strategise properly.
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