Tinubu’s achievement as Lagos State Governor in all Sectors

Lagos State has grown into a major financial and economic center of Nigeria. The achievements of past and present governors add up to making Lagos stand out from other States. Tinubu is one of these Governors that had set the pace for Lagos State.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu was the twelfth governor of Lagos State. During his first tenure, Lagos State was struggling, although it had the potential to be great.

He built a welfarist legacy during his time in office. Tinubu laid the foundation that the economic giant is enjoying today.

Tinubu became the Governor of Lagos State on May 29, 1999. His knowledge of accounting was resourceful in shaping the State.

Bola changed the face of the struggling State with the help of the best brains in his cabinet, leading to the development of a twenty-four-year Development Blueprint.

Key Achievements

Achievements of Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Tinubu was the twelfth Governor of Lagos State
  • Bola Ahmed promised ten thousand housing units for the poor with little achieved.
  • During his tenure, Tinubu made large investments in education in Lagos state.
  • Tinubu’s administration returned many schools to the already settled former owners.
  • Tinubu’s government initiated new road construction.
  • Improved IGR for Lagos State

Tinubu’s Achievements as Lagos State Governor

Road Projects

Before Tinubu became Governor, Lagos State roads were an eyesore. He transformed the roads from being an eyesore to accessible.

According to The Nation, his administration completed three hundred and eight out of four hundred and twenty-two awarded roads in five years.

Some of the completed Road projects include

  • Ijegun, Ojo
  • Oshifolarin, Somolu
  • Rhythm 93.7, Eti-Osa
  • Arufa Olugbemi, Ojo
  • Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island
  • Agege Motor Road (Idi Oro to Ilupeju Byepass), Mushin and Ojuwoye, Eko Akete, Abaronje-Okerube, Ikotun-Igbado
  • Alakuko, Ojokoro
  • Aniyaloye/Edidi/Adegboyega/Fatai Bello, Ifelodun.
  • Irede, Amuwo-Odofin
  • Owuto Ajaguro, Ikorodu
  • Ekoro, Agbado Oke
  • Aboru, Agbado Oke odo
  • Okun Alfa, Ibeju
  • Agunji Ajiran, Eti Osa West
  • Old Ota, Ifako Ijaye
  • Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Maroko-Epe Bye-Pass, Eti Osa West
  • Oterubi Ogidan, Agboju. 

Tinubu’s government signed a memorandum of agreement with construction companies. The agreement was for the construction of:

  • Ajao/Ejigbo Road/Bridge
  • LASU-Iba-Igbo Elerin-Agboroko-Badagry Expressway
  • Isheri Osun-Isolo Housing Estate-Ago Palace Way

Health Sector

As Lagos Governor, Tinubu invested human and financial capital in the health sector. He built more General Hospitals and rehabilitated the existing ones. He touched the lives of many at the grassroots level by building more health centers.

Hospitals and health centers were procured with modern medical equipment. Tinubu’s administration built more medical laboratories in Lagos State. 

A free health policy was introduced to make Lagosians enjoy these developments. Children below eighteen years and adults above sixty-five years qualified.

Tinubu’s administration set up the Blindness Prevention Programme to benefit millions of Lagosians. Patients had free eye surgeries and received free glasses.

His government came up with a program called Roll Back Malaria. It contributed to the Eko Free Malaria Treatment program, which benefited millions of Lagosians. Millions of children got immunized against polio, while more clinics combat other diseases.

The Lagos State Emergency Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) scheme attended to health emergencies. His administration provided many ambulances.

Refuse Management

Tinubu disposal was one of the major headaches Tinubu met as Lagos State governor in 1999. To achieve better refuse management, his government separated the Ministry of Environment from the Ministry of Physical Planning. 

Educational Sector

Bola’s government prioritized the educational sector. Lagos State accommodates other people from other states in Nigeria.

The ex-governor began to pay for West African Examination Council and National Examination Council fees. He started to pay for other internal examinations.

To create a conducive learning and teaching atmosphere in Government schools, Tinubu’s government launched the Millennium School Projects.

To attract private investment in the educational sector, Tinubu returned missionary schools to their owners in 2001.

Tinubu believed so much in education and its poverty eradication abilities.

Empowerment Programs

Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration youth development program resulted in the yearly One Day Governor event. The New Era Foundation anchored this competition anchored the academic competition.

His government extended youth empowerment to prisoners. He turned Ita Oko prisoners camp into a center for skills acquisition.

The Tinubu-led government was also interested in empowering women. A program was set up to empower women to cope with the harsh nature of the Nigerian economy. It helps them realize they could be self-employed.

Housing

Another remarkable transformation in the housing sector. His administration made quality accommodation more accessible. Lekki corridor became the fastest-growing estate during his tenure.

To achieve more, Bola restructured the Ministry of Works and Housing. He upgraded the Housing Department into a full-fledged ministry. The administration mandated the ministry to:

  • provide 5,00 housing units yearly
  • coordinate the activities of the LSDPC for more effective management
  • attract private sector participation

Electricity

Bola Ahmed’s government set the pace for the Independent Power Project (IPP). It has continued to supply 270 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

His electrification project touched over a hundred communities. In his first tenure in office, Tinubu targeted fifty-three rural communities. These projects got completed in:

  • Egan
  • Origanringan
  • Onigbolakowe
  • Oke odo Elemoro
  • Ipaja Isale odo
  • Agenuba
  • Erekusu
  • Logberu
  • Okegelu
  • Akorede
  • Isheri Ikosi
  • Orile Aguntan
  • Rofo
  • Borokini
  • Omologbede
  • Ebute
  • Lekki.
  • Ajelogo
  • Mutaku
  • Egansando
  • Ayanfe
  • Topo
  • Ikola Agbenaje
  • Atewolere
  • Ifesowapo
  • Aboru
  • Agbado Ayetoro
  • Araromi
  • Oke Agbo

Legal

Tinubu listened to the agitations of Lagosians for improved governance at the grassroots. He created an extra thirty-seven councils, which eventually grew to fifty-seven. The National Assembly did not list the Councils in the constitution.

Internally Generated Revenue

After the seizure of the allocation of Lagos State, Tinubu saw it best to improve the State’s IGR. Ahmed used his experience as an accountant to embark on an aggressive revenue generation drive.

In December 2021, the Lagos State Government and its agency, LIRS, said its IGR grew by 7,4000 percent between 1999 and 2021.

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