Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says his administration is desirous of building a Greater Lagos that is safe, clean and prosperous, by ensuring efficient, as well as sustainable policies, to drive the operations of the petroleum sector in the State.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Lere Odusote, stated this at a two-day Badagry Youth Oil and Gas Conference, themed:” Youth engagement in Oil and Gas Producing Areas: A Panacea To Community Development”, organised by the Lagos State government, held at ASCON, Badagry.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the epoch making event was another effort of his administration to ensure youths, stakeholders, government officials and operating company representatives have a platform to deliberate on different issues relevant to unhindered operations in oil producing areas.
He also said the conference was a Strategic Vision to ensure inclusion of indigene youths in the employment plan of the State and encourage Corporate Social Responsibility intervention projects by relevant companies operating within the communities for the youths and to facilitate empowerment programmes for skilled and unskilled youths in host communities.
The Governor assured that the conference, designed to engage the community, would be sustained as an annual programme, with the second edition coming up later this year.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Art and Culture, Bonu Solomon, said the Governor had approved various road projects and working on about thirty Agriculture sites in Badagry, urged the youth to engage themselves and co-operate with government to make Lagos great