The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategy
to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku,
has faulted those criticising the state government
over the demolition of shanties and criminals’
hideouts in some parts of the state.
Ajanaku noted that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
was not interested in making life difficult for the
poor, adding that the moves were part of the plans
to transform the state and turn it into a megacity.
According to a statement issued on Monday,
Ajanaku said this when he received a delegation of
young professionals at his office.
The youth were led by Mr. Wale Adelakun, an ex-
president of the Student Union Governing Council
of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The governor’s aide urged Lagosians to continue
to support the state government, adding that many
projects that would transform the state were in the
He said, ‘The decision of the state government to
embark on the demolition of shanties and
criminals’ hideouts is in line with the vision of the
government to develop Lagos to a megacity
status. Ambode’s vision and burden is similar to
that of Lee Kuan Yew, the father of modern
Singapore, who set out with an infrastructural
revolution in Singapore.”