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By Abiodun Adebayo
Renowned Lagosian, successful serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran has congratulated Nigerians as the most populous black nation celebrates 21 years of uninterrupted democracy.
Adediran, the Lead Visioner of the Lagos State widely accepted socio-political group, Team Jandor, equally congratulated the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as he marked his first year in office, urging him to take a look at reviewing the Lagos Master Plan towards adapting it to the current realities of time for better impact on Lagos residents.
On the state economy, Jandor, as he is fondly called, enjoined the Governor to try to ameliorate the sufferings of those who are most vulnerable and worst hit; those in the informal sector who depend on daily earnings for their livelihood and have been badly affected by the lockdown imposed by government to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“During the lockdown, majority of our market men and women, traders and artisans had to dig in to their capital for survival as a result of the long stay at home, thereby leaving them with nothing to kick start their businesses again after the lockdown was relaxed,” Jandor noted.
He also lamented the woes of young Lagosians who draw earnings through the night life and social nature of Lagos, working at various lounges and beauty salons.
“These young Lagosians have had no earnings in the last three months, and I believe government can through the lounges where they work, using the same database upon which government draws consumption taxes to reach out to them with palliatives, till the global economy bounces back.”
While celebrating with the duo of Governor Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on their first anniversary in office, Jandor wished them a successful tenure that would take Lagos to greater heights ahead of their hand-over to the next generation in 2023.
“A state such as Lagos is very significant as the 5th biggest economy in Africa and requires fresh ideas on a regular basis,” he said.
Assuring of his continuous support to contribute to the greatness of the state, Jandor called on well-meaning Lagosians to come together and ensure that Lagos and indeed Nigeria come out stronger from the raging coronavirus pandemic.