By Bisi Adewumi
The Lagos State Government at Ehingbeti Pre-Summit Stakeholders Engagement held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island on Thursday, has sought the collaboration of all and sundry for the 2022 main summit coming up in October.
The Co-Chair, Technical Committee, who is the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment (SDGs & I), Mrs Solape Hammond emphasised the importance of stakeholders engagement, and called for supports.
Hammond went on to say that the Lagos Development Plan is to be achieved by Lagos, Lagosians, lovers of Lagos and investors. She solicited for financial support for the state, not forgetting to appreciate those who have been supporting.
Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Economic Planning & Budgeting/Co-Chairman, Mr Sam Egube in his opening remarks earlier stated that 90per cent (13 of 15) cumulative resolutions of the previous (2021) summit have been implemented, enumerating some of these achievements. He said, “Lagos must continue to rise for Africa to strive. For this to happen, private sector has to take the lead.”
The Principal, Boston Consulting Group BCG, Mr. Olaitan Majekodunmi gave an overview of the development of the LSDP which will run through a period of 30 years (2022-2052). According to him, the Lagos Development Plan will be formally launched at Ehingbeti 2022 with detailed discussions and engagements on all aspects of the plan.
Majekodunmi like every other speaker believes that to implement the plans, internally generated fund can’t be enough unless private sectors is involved.
The Chairman, GAC Motors, Ms Diana Chen in her goodwill message was delighted to be referred to as a sponsor, owing to her activities in the past. She pledged to continue to be a sponsor.
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho who gave the vote of thanks appreciated all for coming, in anticipation that they will all turn up for the main event later in the year.